H.M.S. Cassandra (1916)

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H.M.S. Cassandra (1916)
Pendant Number: 69 (Apr 1917)
22 (Jan 1918)
65 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Vickers[2]
Ordered: Dec, 1915[3]
Laid down: Mar, 1916[4]
Launched: 25 Nov, 1916[5]
Commissioned: Jun, 1917[6]
Mined: 5 Dec, 1918[7]
Fate: in Gulf of Finland

Service

Following successful tests in Yarmouth in June, 1917, Cassandra was one of three other light cruisers to receive a flying-off platform on her forecastle for a Sopwith Pup some few weeks later.[8]

Cassandra was fitted with a director in August, 1917. This alteration required her pole mast to be replaced with a tripod mast for greater rigidity.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 47.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 60.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 60.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 60.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 60.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 60.
  7. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 60.
  8. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 53.
  9. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 23. pp. 11-12.
  10. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 392f.
  11. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  12. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 753.
  13. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 147.

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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