H.M.S. Duke of Edinburgh (1904)

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H.M.S. Duke of Edinburgh (1904)
Pendant Number: 15 (1914)
58 (Jan 1918)
none (Apr 1918)
N.33 (Jun 1918)[1]
Builder: Pembroke Royal Dockyard[2]
Ordered: 1902-03 Programme[3]
Laid down: 11 Feb, 1903[4]
Launched: 14 Jun, 1904[5]
Commissioned: 20 Jan, 1906[6]
Sold: 12 Apr, 1920[7]
Fate: to Hughes Bolckow[8]

Service

Recommissioned at Portsmouth on 19 March, 1912. In mid-1913, she was operating with the First Cruiser Squadron in the Mediterranean.[9]

She recommissioned at Portsmouth on 3 March, 1914.[10]

Duke of Edinburgh was paid off at Portsmouth on 3 August, 1918.[11]

Battle of Jutland

Main article: H.M.S. Duke of Edinburgh at the Battle of Jutland

Radio

In 1908, the ship was one of just nine equipped with the "C" Tune Gear, capable of transmitting (only?) on "S", "U" and "W" tunes. It was to receive a Service Mark II set in 1909.[12]

In mid-1913, it was decided to purchase a Type 9 Cruiser Auxiliary set for her.[13]

Alterations

As part of the Channel Fleet, she underwent a refit from 11 February 1908 to 21 March.[14]

An order for a design for a director system for Duke of Edinburgh was likely issued in early 1915, but priorities for director fittings were such that it was only installed in October 1918.[15]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 44.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 72.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 72.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 72.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 72.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 72.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 44.
  8. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 44.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 303.
  10. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 393o.
  11. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 780.
  12. ARTS 1908 Wireless Appendix, p. 13.
  13. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1913. W/T Appendix, p. 13.
  14. Report from Charles Beresford dated 18 April 1908 in Naval Policy - Strategy - Tactics: Miscellaneous papers from Private Office received by record office at The National Archives. ADM 116/942, unnumbered folio halfway within series. p. 1.
  15. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 23. p. 15.
  16. Christian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 142.
  17. Christian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 142.
  18. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 305.
  19. Stileman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/503. f. 1228.
  20. Stileman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/503. f. 1228.
  21. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 305.
  22. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 673.
  23. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 673.
  24. Kemp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 420.
  25. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 305.
  26. Kemp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 420.
  27. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 305.
  28. Prowse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 423.
  29. Prowse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 423.
  30. Blackett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 479.
  31. Blackett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 479.
  32. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 393g.
  33. Hyde Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 49.
  34. Hyde Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 49.

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).


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