H.M.S. Diana (1895)

From The Dreadnought Project
Jump to: navigation, search
H.M.S. Diana (1895)
Pendant Number: D.18 (1914)
P.58 (Sep 1915)
N.34 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Fairfield[2]
Ordered: 1893-94 Programme[3]
Laid down: 13 Aug, 1894[4]
Launched: 5 Dec, 1895[5]
Commissioned: 15 Jun, 1897[6]
Sold: 1 Jul, 1920[7]
Fate: Scrapped

H.M.S. Diana was commissioned in 1897 as one of nine Eclipse class cruisers completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

Diana re-commissioned at Devonport on 5 February, 1913. In mid-1913, she was serving in Third Fleet.[8]

Radio

In 1901 while assigned to the Mediterranean, the ship was noted as having or being slated to receive a "1 to 52" W/T set.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

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 7 minutes, 5.5 seconds. The best time was achieved by Cressy at 50.75 seconds, though 2:30 was more typical.[37]

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 40.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 78.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 78.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 78.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 78.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 78.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 40.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 301.
  9. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1901. p. 111.
  10. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 444.
  11. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 444.
  12. Slade Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 111.
  13. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 247.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 301.
  15. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 301.
  16. Hornby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 338.
  17. Hornby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 338.
  18. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 301.
  19. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 338.
  20. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 338.
  21. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 301.
  22. Kemp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 420.
  23. Hall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 258.
  24. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 301.
  25. Hall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 258.
  26. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 301.
  27. Woollcombe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 504.
  28. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  29. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  30. Hutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 448.
  31. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 393b.
  32. Hutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 448.
  33. Scott Service Records. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/203. f. 207.
  34. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  35. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 776.
  36. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  37. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1904. pp. 45-7.

Bibliography


Eclipse Class Second Class Protected Cruiser
Diana Dido Doris Eclipse Isis
  Juno Minerva Talbot Venus  
<– Astræa Class Minor Cruisers (UK) Arrogant Class –>