H.M.S. Dublin (1912)

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H.M.S. Dublin (1912)
Pendant Number: 68 (1914)
57 (Jan 1918)
42 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Beardmore[2]
Laid down: 3 Jan, 1911[3]
Launched: 30 Apr, 1912[4]
Commissioned: 11 Mar, 1913
Sold: Jul, 1926[5]
Fate: Scrapped

H.M.S. Dublin was a Chatham class light cruiser launched in 1911.

Built by Beardmore of Glasgow, she was completed in 1913. She began the Great War on the Mediterranean Station, taking part in the operations surrounding the escape of Goeben and Breslau. In 1915 she joined the Adriatic Squadron, and in April, 1916, she joined the Second Light Cruiser Squadron in the Grand Fleet, where she remained for the rest of the war. She was sold for breaking up in 1926.

Service

Commissioned at Devonport on 11 March 1913 and attached to the First Battle Squadron. On 1 July, she was ordered to trasfer to the First Light Cruiser Squadron.[6]

At the Battle of Jutland, she was part of the Second Light Cruiser Squadron, screening the battlecruisers under Captain Albert C. Scott.[7]

Following successful tests in Yarmouth in June, 1917, Dublin was one of three other light cruisers to receive a flying-off platform on her forecastle for a Sopwith Pup some few weeks later.[8]

Dublin was fitted with a director in January, 1918. This alteration may have required her pole mast to be replaced with a tripod mast for greater rigidity.[9]

She re-commissioned at Devonport 28 January, 1920.[10]

Dublin was re-commissioned at Simonstown on 24 May, 1924 for service with Sixth Cruiser Squadron on the Africa Station.[11]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 46.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 46.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 53.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 46.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 46.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 303.
  7. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. p. 46.
  8. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 53.
  9. The Technical History and Index: Fire Control in H.M. Ships. pp. 11-12.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 763.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1925). pp. 234, 235.
  12. The Navy List. (April, 1913). p. 305.
  13. Blackett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 479.
  14. Blackett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 479.
  15. Kelly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 166.
  16. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 393n.
  17. Kelly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 166.
  18. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 393f.
  19. Drax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 214.
  20. Drax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 214.
  21. The Navy List. (May, 1919). p. 780.
  22. Shipway Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 218.
  23. Shipway Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 218.
  24. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  25. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 234.
  26. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  27. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.
  28. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.
  29. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  30. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.

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).
  • Admiralty, Gunnery Branch (1918). Handbook of Captain F. C. Dreyer's Fire Control Tables, 1918. C.B. 1456. Copy No. 10 at Admiralty Library, Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
  • Admiralty, Technical History Section (1919). The Technical History and Index: Fire Control in H.M. Ships. Vol. 3, Part 23. C.B. 1515 (23) now O.U. 6171/14. At The National Archives. ADM 275/19.


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