H.M.S. Empress of India (1891)

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H.M.S. Empress of India (1891)
Builder: Pembroke Royal Dockyard[1]
Ordered: Naval Defence Act of 1889[2]
Laid down: 9 Jul, 1889[3]
Launched: 7 May, 1891[4]
Completed: Aug, 1893[5]
Commissioned: 11 Sep, 1893[6]
Sunk: 1913[7]
Fate: as target off Portland

Construction

Empress of India was launched at 16:30 on 7 May, 1891, by Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Connaught.[8]

Service

On 12 December, 1895, the majority of her crew turned over to the new battleship Magnificent at Chatham.[9]

Radio

As of 1901, while serving as a Port Guard ship,. she was slated to receive a "1 to 52" W/T set.[10] In his memoirs, Captain Henry L. Fleet relates:

On the conclusion of this trip [to the Channel Islands in January, 1902] we went to Portsmouth to have the wireless installed. It was estimated that it would take several weeks, and the Admiral became unhappy at the idea of being deprived of his flagship.[11]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 32.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 32.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 32.
  4. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 8 May, 1891. Issue 33319, col A, p. 10.
  5. Burt. British Battleships: 1889-1904. p. 73.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 217.
  7. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 32.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 8 May, 1891. Issue 33319, col A, p. 10.
  9. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 13 December, 1895. Issue 34759, col B, p. 7.
  10. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1901. p. 111.
  11. Fleet. p. 300.
  12. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 217.
  13. Barlow Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 31.
  14. Barlow Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 31.
  15. MacLeod Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 824.
  16. MacLeod Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 824.
  17. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 247.
  18. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Wednesday, 2 June, 1897. Issue 35219, col D, p. 9.
  19. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 248.
  20. Ferris Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 448.
  21. Naval & Military Intelligence The Times (London). Thursday, 10 October 1901. Issue 36582, p. 8.
  22. Fleet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 101.
  23. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Wednesday, 27 August, 1902. Issue 36857, col B, p. 4.
  24. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 252.
  25. Warren Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1367.
  26. Warren Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 290.
  27. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 308.
  28. Ricardo Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 464.
  29. Ricardo Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 232.
  30. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 2.
  31. Cowper Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/262. f. 307.
  32. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 309.
  33. Kelly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 166.
  34. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 308.
  35. Kelly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 166.
  36. Watts-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/235. f. 257.
  37. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Friday, 14 July, 1911. Issue 39637, col C, p. 16.
  38. Watts-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/235. f. 257.

Bibliography


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