H.M.S. Doris (1896)

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H.M.S. Doris (1896)
Pendant Number: D.59 (1914)
P.47 (Sep 1915)
none (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Vickers[2]
Ordered: 1893-94 Programme[3]
Laid down: 29 Aug, 1894[4]
Launched: 3 Mar, 1896[5]
Commissioned: 18 Nov, 1897[6]
Sold: 20 Feb, 1919[7]
Fate: Scrapped

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

Service

In mid-1913, she was operating with the Third Fleet out of Devonport.[8]

Radio

In 1901, the ship is one of just two of her class of nine not noted as having or being slated to receive a "1 to 52" W/T set.[9] Perhaps she received equipment sometime soon afterward.[Inference]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Torpedoes

In October 1898, the ship became one of the first in the Royal Navy to receive torpedoes fitted for gyroscopes, drawn from the Portsmouth Depot:[39]

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 5 minutes, 4 seconds in one trial and 5:12 in a second.  The best time was achieved by Cressy at 50.75 seconds, though times of 3-5 minutes were more typical.[40]

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 40.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 40.
  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. 40.
  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. (July, 1913). p. 303.
  9. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1901. pp. 111-112.
  10. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 16.
  11. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 16.
  12. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 26 April, 1898. Issue 35500, col B, p. 14.
  13. Month and day illegible. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1063.
  14. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 254/512.
  15. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 254/512.
  16. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 247.
  17. Morgan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 37.
  18. Morgan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 37.
  19. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 303.
  20. Ewart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 49.
  21. Ewart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 49.
  22. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 302.
  23. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 301
  24. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 302.
  25. Hickley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 108.
  26. Hickley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 108.
  27. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 471.
  28. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 302.
  29. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 471.
  30. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 303.
  31. Streatfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/260. ff. 285, 286.
  32. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 303.
  33. Beaty-Pownall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 235.
  34. The Navy List. (July, 1914). p. 303.
  35. The Navy List. (July, 1914). p. 303.
  36. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 393r.
  37. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 393e.
  38. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 393e.
  39. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1898. p. 42.
  40. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1904. pp. 45-7.

Bibliography

  • Dittmar, F.J.; Colledge, J.J. (1972). British Warships 1914–1919. London: Ian Allan.


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