H.M.S. Dido (1896)

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H.M.S. Dido (1896)
Pendant Number: P.05 (1914)
P.87 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: London & Glasgow[2]
Ordered: 1893-94 Programme[3]
Laid down: 30 Aug, 1894[4]
Launched: 20 Mar, 1896[5]
Commissioned: 10 May, 1898[6]
Sold: 16 Dec, 1926[7]
Fate: Scrapped

Though H.M.S. Dido was completed as a second-class protected cruiser in 1898, she served in the Great War with the Royal Navy as a depot ship.

Service

Dido was reduced to Third Fleet complement at Chatham on 10 May, 1912.[8]

She completed her conversion to a depot ship in 1913[9] and recommissioned at Portsmouth on 9 April under Captain Frederic Aubrey Whitehead.[10]

She relieved Minerva as depot ship for the Sixth Destroyer Flotilla on 29 August, 1913.[11]

At the start of the war, she was a depot ship with the Third Destroyer Flotilla, remaining with it through July 1915 when it was redesignated as the Ninth Destroyer Flotilla. In December, 1916, she was with the First Destroyer Flotilla. By July 1918, possibly earlier, she was supporting the Tenth Destroyer Flotilla.[12]

Dido reduced to reserve at Portsmouth on 16 August, 1920.[13]

Radio

In 1901 while assigned to the China Squadron, the ship was noted as having or being slated to receive a "1 to 52" W/T set.[14]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 293.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 293.
  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. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 293.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 78.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 293.
  8. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 301.
  9. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 293.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 301.
  11. Johnson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 54.
  12. Citations at the Flotilla pages in question.
  13. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 232.
  14. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1901. p. 112.
  15. Neville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17/482
  16. Neville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/114
  17. The Navy List. (April, 1900). p. 243.
  18. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 375.
  19. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 375.
  20. Cuming Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 280.
  21. Cuming Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 280.
  22. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Thursday, 21 May, 1903. Issue 37086, col B, p. 8.
  23. Peirse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1026.
  24. Peirse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1026.
  25. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 302.
  26. Anson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 32.
  27. Anson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 647.
  28. Nicholson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 291.
  29. Nicholson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 291.
  30. Wake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 638.
  31. Wake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 638.
  32. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 301.
  33. Sandeman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 4.
  34. Sandeman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 4.
  35. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 232.
  36. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 301.
  37. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 232.
  38. Curtis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/262. f. 262.
  39. Curtis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/262. f. 262.
  40. Coppinger Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 313.
  41. Coppinger Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 313.
  42. Whitehead Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/453. f. 504.
  43. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 301.
  44. Whitehead Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/453. f. 504.
  45. The Navy List. (December, 1913). p. 301.
  46. Johnson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 54.
  47. Johnson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 54.
  48. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 776.
  49. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 776.
  50. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 759.
  51. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 759.
  52. Stapleton-Cotton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/411. f. 411.
  53. Godfrey Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/235. f. 235.
  54. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 748.
  55. Godfrey Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/235. f. 235.
  56. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  57. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  58. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 232.

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