H.M.S. Conquest (1915)

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H.M.S. Conquest (1915)
Pendant Number: C0 (1914)
48 (Jan 1918)
37 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Chatham Royal Dockyard[2]
Laid down: 3 Mar, 1914[3]
Launched: 20 Jan, 1915[4]
Commissioned: Jun, 1915[5]
Sold: 29 Aug, 1930[6]
Fate: to Metal Industries, Rosyth[7]

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

Service

On 28 March, 1916, a boat accident killed 39 of her crew.[8]

Conquest paid off on 13 July, 1918.[9]

She re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 2 September 1924 for service with the First Submarine Flotilla of the Atlantic Fleet.[10]

Alterations

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

At some point likely after the end of the war, she received a Dreyer Turret Control Table in her TS.[12]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 47.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 47.
  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. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. v.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 751.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p.227.
  11. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 23. pp. 11-12.
  12. absent from Handbook of Capt. F.C. Dreyer's Fire Control Tables, p. 3, present in Pamphlet on the Turret Dreyer Table as fitted in the turrets of H.M. battleships and in the transmitting stations of certain cruisers, 1930, p. 4.
  13. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 393c.
  15. Backhouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 474.
  16. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 393g.
  17. Backhouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 474.
  18. Henley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 44.
  19. Henley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 44.
  20. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 392q.
  21. Alington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/336. f. 336.
  22. Alington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/336. f. 336.
  23. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 764.
  24. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  25. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  26. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 741.
  27. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  28. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 227.
  29. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  30. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  31. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  32. Darke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/88. f. ?.
  33. Darke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/88. f. ?.
  34. Cavendish Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/19. ff. 179, 235. Inferring some of date from Darke's tenure.
  35. 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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