H.M.S. Castor (1915)

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H.M.S. Castor (1915)
Pendant Number: C4 (1914)
33 (Jan 1918)
20 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Cammell Laird[2]
Laid down: 28 Oct, 1914[3]
Launched: 28 Jul, 1915[4]
Commissioned: Nov, 1915[5]
Sold: Jul, 1936[6]
Fate: Broken up

H.M.S. Castor was the first of four Cambrian class light cruisers completed in 1915 and 1916.

Service

She fought at the Battle of Jutland as flag cruiser of the Eleventh Destroyer Flotilla.[7]

She recommissioned at Chatham on 18 April, 1920.[8]

Castor re-commissioned with reduced complement on 23 September, 1924.[9]

Re-commissioned in reserve at Devonport on 22 July, 1930.[10]

Alterations

Castor was fitted with a director in January, 1918. This alteration required her pole mast to be replaced with a tripod mast for greater rigidity.[11]

Equipment

In 1919, she was selected to receive one of the first five Renouf Torpedo Tactical Instrument Type As.[12]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 48.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 59.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 59.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 59.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 59.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 59.
  7. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. p. 34.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 743.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 223.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 222.
  11. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 23. pp. 11-12.
  12. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1919. p. 118.
  13. Townsend Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/79. f. 98.
  14. Townsend Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/79. f. 98.
  15. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 392g.
  16. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 753.
  17. Tweedie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 332.
  18. Tweedie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 332.
  19. The Navy List. (November, 1920). p. 743.
  20. Napier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 296.
  21. Service Record indicates "undated" transfer to Coventry.
  22. Willan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/322. f. 322.
  23. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 743.
  24. Willan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/322. f. 322.
  25. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  26. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  27. Plowden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/64. f. 64.
  28. Plowden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/64. f. 64.
  29. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  30. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  31. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 144.
  32. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 144.
  33. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 223.
  34. Burke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 138.
  35. Burke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 138.
  36. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/138. f. 75.
  37. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/138. f. 75.
  38. Landon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/35. f. 18.
  39. Landon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/35. f. 18.
  40. Wood Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  41. Holbrook Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 219.
  42. Holbrook Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 219.
  43. Curteis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/13. f. 13. Date inferred from Holbrook Service Record and cancelled appointment.
  44. Curteis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/13. f. 13.
  45. Custance Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 34.
  46. Custance Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 34.
  47. Day of month inferred from Wake-Walker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/76. 187.
  48. Wake-Walker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/76. 187.
  49. Wake-Walker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/76. 187.
  50. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 222.
  51. Sutton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/54/54. f. 54.
  52. Sutton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/54/54. f. 54.
  53. Ingham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52. f. 393.
  54. Ingham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52. f. 393.
  55. Dorman-Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/119/24. f.24.
  56. Dorman-Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/119/24. f.24.
  57. Dorman-Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/119/24. f.24.

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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