H.M.S. Cressy (1899)

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H.M.S. Cressy (1899)
Pendant Number: N.40 (1914)[1]
Builder: Fairfield[2]
Ordered: 1897-98 Programme[3]
Laid down: 12 Oct, 1898[4]
Launched: 4 Dec, 1899[5]
Commissioned: 28 May, 1901[6]
Torpedoed: 22 Sep, 1914[7]
Fate: by U 9


Service

Cressy was commissioned at Portsmouth on 28 May, 1901, by Captain Henry M. T. Tudor for service on the China Station.[8]

She recommissioned at Chatham on 31 October, 1911.[9]

In December, 1912, she was part of the Seventh Cruiser Squadron. She remained in that formation until her loss on 22 September, 1914.

Torpedoes

In 1904, in a competition to investigate how rapidly submerged tubes could be fired four times sequentially, starting with the tube loaded and the bar out, the ship's crew was able to do this in the astonishing time of 50.75 seconds, though 2:30 was more typical.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 41.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 68.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 68.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 68.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 68.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 68.
  7. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 68.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 27 May, 1901. Issue 36465, col B, p. 8.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 300.
  10. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1904. pp. 45-7.
  11. Tudor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 1330.
  12. Tudor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 471.
  13. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 298.
  14. Warden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/604. f. 1377.
  15. Warden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/604. f. 1377.
  16. Fawckner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/374. ff. 445-6.
  17. Fawckner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/374. ff. 445-6.
  18. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 297.
  19. Jackson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 496.
  20. Jackson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 496.
  21. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 297.
  22. Cowan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 249.
  23. Cowan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 249.
  24. Blunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 109.
  25. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 297.
  26. Blunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 109.
  27. Marshall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/110. f. 117.
  28. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 297.
  29. Marshall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/110. f. 117.
  30. Carey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/201. f. 216.
  31. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 300.
  32. Carey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/201. f. 216.
  33. Johnson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/424. f. 506.
  34. Johnson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/424. f. 506.

Bibliography

  • Dittmar, F.J.; Colledge, J.J. (1972). British Warships 1914–1919. London: Ian Allan.
  • Chesneau, Robert; Kolesnik, Eugene (editors) (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).


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