H.M.S. Duncan (1901)

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H.M.S. Duncan (1901)
Pendant Number: 43 (1914)
59 (Jan 1918)
N.53 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Thames Iron Works[2]
Ordered: 1898 Supplemental Programme[3]
Laid down: 10 Jul, 1899[4]
Launched: 21 Mar, 1901[5]
Completed: Oct, 1903[6]
Commissioned: 3 Oct, 1903[7]
Sold: 18 Feb, 1920[8]
Fate: Scrapped
H.M.S. Duncan was the lead ship of six pre-dreadnought battleships completed for the Royal Navy in 1903 and 1904.

There was also a flotilla leader named Duncan launched in 1932.

Service

The Duncan was commissioned at Chatham on 8 October, 1903, by Captain Henry B. Jackson, for service on the Mediterranean Station.[9]

She recommissioned at Chatham on 27 May, 1913 to become a gunnery training ship at Portsmouth.[10]

Duncan paid off on 10 April, 1917.[11]

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 2 minutes, 26 seconds. The best time was achieved by Cressy at 50.75 seconds, though 2:30 was more typical.[40]

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 30.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 30.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 37.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 37.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 30.
  6. Burt. British Battleships: 1889-1904. p. 232.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 9 October, 1903. Issue 37207, col B, p. 9.
  8. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 30.
  9. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 9 October, 1903. Issue 37207, col B, p. 9.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 305.
  11. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 393g.
  12. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 9 October, 1903. Issue 37207, col B, p. 9.
  13. Jackson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 685.
  14. Jackson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 685.
  15. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 396.
  16. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 396.
  17. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 304.
  18. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 201.
  19. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 201.
  20. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 305.
  21. Ewart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 49.
  22. Goodenough Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 433.
  23. Goodenough Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 433.
  24. Field Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 178.
  25. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 306.
  26. Field Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 178.
  27. Kennedy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 131.
  28. Kennedy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 131.
  29. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 305.
  30. Miller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 188.
  31. Whitehead Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/453. f. 504.
  32. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 305.
  33. Whitehead Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/453. f. 504.
  34. Davidson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/6. ff. 7, 53.
  35. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 308.
  36. Davidson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/6. ff. 7, 53.
  37. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 394.
  38. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  39. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  40. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1904. pp. 45-7.

Bibliography


Duncan Class Pre-dreadnought
  Albemarle Cornwallis Duncan  
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