H.M.S. Carysfort (1914)

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H.M.S. Carysfort (1914)
Pendant Number: 88 (1914)
31 (Jan 1918)
22 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie[2]
Laid down: 25 Feb, 1914[3]
Launched: 14 Nov, 1914[4]
Commissioned: Jun, 1915[5]
Sold: 1931[6]
Fate: to McLellan[7]

H.M.S. Carysfort was one of six Caroline class light cruisers completed for the Royal Navy early in the Great War.

Service

She recommissioned at Devonport on 28 May, 1919.[8]

Carysfort was re-commissioned at Devonport on 6 January, 1925.[9]

Carysfort was transferred to Dockyard Control at Devonport on 28 April, 1931.[10]

Alterations

In 1915-1916, she was given a Wise Pressure Telegraphy System Type B to trial for torpedo control. Based on this trial, in 1917, she likely received Chadburn's Torpedo Order Telegraphs and had her Wise gauges redone to indicate Torpedo Deflection only, as well as having Barr and Stroud instruments provided to acknowledge torpedo orders given via Wise and Chadburn.[11]

Carysfort was one of just six light cruisers listed as having a Turret Control Table in her T.S. in June 1918. If and when this was provided is uncertain.[12]

She was fitted with a director in January, 1918. This alteration required her pole mast to be replaced with a tripod mast for greater rigidity.[13]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Cloete seems to contradict Russel and Cavendish.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 47.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 56.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 56.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 47.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 56.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 47.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 47.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 742.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 223.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 222.
  11. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1916. p. 30.
  12. Handbook of Captain F. C. Dreyer's Fire Control Tables, 1918. p. 3.
  13. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 23. pp. 11-12.
  14. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  15. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  16. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 138.
  17. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 138.
  18. Wintour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/224. f. 245.
  19. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392r.
  20. Wintour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/224. f. 245.
  21. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 392f.
  22. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 742.
  23. Collins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/348. f. 393.
  24. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 734.
  25. Carpenter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 162.
  26. Day of month taken from Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46 f. 16.
  27. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46 f. 16.
  28. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46 f. 16.
  29. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 223.
  30. Edward-Collins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 154.
  31. Edward-Collins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 154.
  32. Buchanan-Wollaston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 115.
  33. Buchanan-Wollaston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 115.
  34. Wodehouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/110. f. 56.
  35. Wodehouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/110. f. 56.
  36. Buchanan-Wollaston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 115.
  37. Buchanan-Wollaston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 115.
  38. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  39. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  40. Russel Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/75. f. 40.
  41. Russel Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/75. f. 40.
  42. Cloete Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 181.
  43. Cloete Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 181.
  44. Cavendish Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/19. ff. 179, 235.
  45. Cavendish Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/19. ff. 179, 235.

Bibliography

  • Dittmar, F.J.; Colledge, J.J. (1972). British Warships 1914–1919. London: Ian Allan.
  • Gray, Randal (editor) (1985). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
  • Admiralty, Gunnery Branch (1918). Handbook of Captain F. C. Dreyer's Fire Control Tables, 1918. C.B. 1456. Copy No. 10 at Admiralty Library, Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
  • Admiralty, Technical History Section (1919). The Technical History and Index: Fire Control in H.M. Ships. Vol. 3, Part 23. C.B. 1515 (23) now O.U. 6171/14. At The National Archives. ADM 275/19.


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