H.M.S. Diamond (1904)

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H.M.S. Diamond (1904)
Pendant Number: N.61 (1914)
N.33 (Jan 1918)
32 (Apr 1918)
N.70 (Jun 1918)[1]
Builder: Laird, Birkenhead[2]
Laid down: 24 Mar, 1903[3]
Launched: 6 Jan, 1904[4]
Commissioned: Jan, 1905[5]
Sold: 9 May, 1921[6]
Fate: to Ward, Grays[7]

H.M.S. Diamond was one of four third class cruisers of the "Gem" class completed in 1904 and 1905.

Service

She completed to Active Complement at Chatham 7 November, 1913.[8]

In July 1914, she was operating as part of the Sixth Battle Squadron, but in September, 1914, she joined the Fifth Battle Squadron. In April, 1915, she left to join the Third Battle Squadron, but did not sortie with them at the Battle of Jutland. She would remain with them, however, until the squadron was abolished on 20 April, 1918.

Diamond paid off at Chatham on 3 June, 1919.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Alterations

In October 1914, the ship was to be given 6 Pattern 1582 Electric Radiators to warm cabins whose stoves could not be used for heating them.[24]

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 43.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 84.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 84.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 84.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 84.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 43.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 43.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 301.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 759.
  10. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 301.
  11. Tothill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 296.
  12. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 301.
  13. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 301.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 301.
  15. Lowther-Crofton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/316. f.347.
  16. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 301.
  17. Lowther-Crofton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/316. f.347.
  18. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/420. f. 467.
  19. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 393j.
  20. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/420. f. 467.
  21. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 393o.
  22. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 393a.
  23. The Navy List. (June, 1919). p. 776.
  24. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 512 of 16 Oct, 1914.

Bibliography


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