H.M.S. Encounter (1902)

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H.M.S. Encounter (1902)
Builder: Devonport Royal Dockyard[1]
Laid down: 28 Jan, 1901[2]
Launched: 18 Jun, 1902[3]
Commissioned: 21 Nov, 1905[4]
to R.A.N.: Jul, 1912[5]
Fate: Scuttled Sep 1932[6]

H.M.S. Encounter was one of two Challenger class cruisers completed in 1904 and 1905.

Service

She spent her first six years in Royal Navy service in the Australia Station before being transferred to the Royal Australian Navy as H.M.A.S. Encounter on 1 July, 1912.[7]

She re-commissioned at Sydney on 1 July, 1913.[8]

Encounter was the first ship in the fledgling navy to fire in anger when she bombarded Toma Ridge on 14 September, 1914.

She was renamed Penguin in 1923.

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 42.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 79.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 42.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 79.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 42.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 42.
  7. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 948.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 294.
  9. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 308.
  10. Thursby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 658.
  11. Thursby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 658.
  12. Elliott Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20/153. ff. 153, 155, 161.
  13. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 308.
  14. Elliott Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20/153. ff. 153, 155, 161.
  15. Fyler Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/155. f. 182.
  16. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 309.
  17. Fyler Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/155. f. 182.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 309.
  19. Colomb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 476.
  20. Colomb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 476.
  21. Hickley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 108.
  22. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 308.
  23. Hickley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 108.
  24. Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 407.
  25. Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 407.
  26. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 305.
  27. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 305.
  28. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 399k.
  29. Cumberlege Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/297. f. 334.
  30. Cumberlege Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/297. f. 334.
  31. The Navy List. (January, 1919). p. 948.
  32. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 294.

Bibliography


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