H.M.S. Dartmouth (1910)

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H.M.S. Dartmouth (1910)
Pendant Number: 27 (Feb 1915)
59 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Vickers[2]
Laid down: 19 Feb, 1910[3]
Launched: 14 Dec, 1910[4]
Commissioned: Oct, 1911[5]
Sold: 13 Dec, 1930[6]

Service

Commissioned at Devonport on 24 October, 1911. In early 1913, she was attached with the Third Battle Squadron, but was ordered to join the Second Light Cruiser Squadron in July.[7]

Dartmouth under the command of Captain Albert Percy Addison and Bristol were part of the Allied naval force that sortied from Brindisi in the Battle of the Strait of Otranto on 14-15 May, 1917. Dartmouth was not damaged in the indecisive and confused action itself, but at 1.30pm she was torpedoed and seriously damaged by the German UC 25.

Dartmouth was fitted with a director in February, 1918. This alteration required her pole mast to be replaced with a tripod mast for greater rigidity.[8]

She recommissioned at Gibraltar in March, 1919.[9]

She paid off into Dockyard Control on 26 September, 1923.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 45.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 45.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 52.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 45.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 52.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 45.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 298.
  8. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 23. pp. 11-12.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 757.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 230.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 298.
  12. Mawbey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 85.
  13. Mawbey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 85.
  14. D'Arcy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/400. ff. 478, 40.
  15. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 393h.
  16. D'Arcy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/400. ff. 478, 40.
  17. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 393n.
  18. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 138.
  19. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 138.
  20. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 774.
  21. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 757.
  22. Bigg-Wither Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 446.
  23. Bigg-Wither Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 446.
  24. Cooper-Key Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/29. f. 15.
  25. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 844.
  26. Cooper-Key Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/29. f. 15.
  27. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/409. f. 453.
  28. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/409. f. 453.
  29. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 231.
  30. Legge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/170. f. 574.
  31. Legge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/170. f. 574.
  32. Cooper-Key Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/29. f. 15.
  33. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 844.
  34. Cooper-Key Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/29. f. 15.
  35. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 144.
  36. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 144.
  37. Yorke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/260. f. 275.
  38. Yorke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/260. f. 275.
  39. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 230.
  40. Bower Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/99. f. 222.
  41. Bower Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/99. f. 222.

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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