H.M.S. Courageous (1916)

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H.M.S. Courageous (1916)
Pendant Number: 51 (Jan 1918)
94 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Armstrong, Elswick[2]
Laid down: 28 Mar, 1915[3]
Launched: 5 Feb, 1916[4]
Commissioned: Jan, 1917[5]
Torpedoed: 17 Sep, 1939[6]
Fate: by U 29[7]

Service

While working up for full-power trials off May Island on the night of 8 January, 1917, was damaged while being driven at 30 knots when the wind force was 6-8 (Strong Breeze to a Gale). The damage was:

The forecastle deck between the breakwater and "A" turret was severely buckled, and the side plating buckled between upper and forecastle deck; also the oil-fuel tanks and reserve feed tanks and reserve feed tanks were reported to be leaking.

Stiffening was worked into both Courageous and her sister ship Glorious at the first opportunity.[8]

She recommissioned at Rosyth on 4 December, 1919.[9]

She paid off into Dockyard Control in Devonport on 27 June, 1924.[10]

She re-commissioned at Devonport on 12 August, 1930.[11]

Alterations

Her secondary battery directors were installed in November, 1916, prior to her commissioning.[12]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 37.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 39.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 39.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 39.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 39.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 39.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 37.
  8. Records of Warship Construction during the War. 1914—1918. Volume I. ADM 1/8547/430. f. 102.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 752.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 228.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 227.
  12. The Technical History and Index: Fire Control in H.M. Ships. p. 16.
  13. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 767.
  14. Bromley Service record. The National Archives. 196/44. f. 239.
  15. Oldham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/187. f. 201.
  16. The Navy List. (June, 1919). p. 767.
  17. Oldham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/187. f. 201.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1920). p. 752.
  19. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 752.
  20. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 743.
  21. James Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 32.
  22. James Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 32.
  23. James Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 32.
  24. James Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 32.
  25. Brownrigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 231.
  26. Brownrigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 231.
  27. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  28. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  29. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 226.
  30. Elliott Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/30. f. 186.
  31. Elliott Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/30. f. 186.
  32. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/46. f. 194.
  33. Boucher Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/63. f. 421.
  34. Boucher Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/63. f. 421.
  35. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 269.
  36. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  37. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.

Bibliography

See Also


Courageous Class Battlecruiser
  Courageous Glorious  
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