H.M.S. Defence (1907)

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H.M.S. Defence (1907)
Pendant Number: 05 (1914)[1]
Builder: Pembroke Royal Dockyard[2]
Ordered: 1904-05 Programme[3]
Laid down: 22 Feb, 1905[4]
Launched: 24 Apr, 1907[5]
Commissioned: 9 Feb, 1909[6]
Sunk: 31 May, 1916[7]
Fate: at Battle of Jutland

Service

Defence commissioned at Devonport on 9 February, 1909, for service in the Fifth Cruiser Squadron at the Nore.[8]

She recommissioned at Devonport on 14 February, 1911.[9]

In mid-1913, she was serving as flagship of the First Cruiser Squadron in the Mediterranean.[10]

In late July 1914, the ship received one of five Waymouth-Cooke Rangefinders purchased for evaluation, possibly of a new model.[11]

Radio

In mid-1913, it was decided to purchase a Type 9 Cruiser Auxiliary set for her.[12]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 44.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 44.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 73.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 73.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 44.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 73.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 44.
  8. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 10 February, 1909. Issue 38879, col C, p. 11.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 299.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 299.
  11. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 219 of 31 July 1914.
  12. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1913. W/T Appendix, p. 13.
  13. Kemp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 420.
  14. Kemp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 420.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 299.
  16. Dampier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 497.
  17. Dampier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 497.
  18. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 85.
  19. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 299.
  20. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 85.
  21. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 300b.
  22. Wray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 400.
  23. Wray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 400.
  24. Leatham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 147.
  25. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 393h.
  26. Leatham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 147.
  27. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  28. Day of month taken from his superseded predecessor. Leatham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 147.

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).


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