H.M.S. Engadine (1911)

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H.M.S. Engadine (1911)
Pendant Number: N.91 (1914)
N.42 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Denny[2]
Laid down: 1910[3]
Launched: 23 Sep, 1911[4]
Commissioned: 13 Aug, 1914[5]
Returned: Nov, 1919[6]

H.M.S. Engadine was a cross-channel steamer converted to a seaplane carrier for the Royal Navy in 1914.

Service

Battle of Jutland

She accompanied the Battle Cruiser Force at the Battle of Jutland. One of her seaplanes under the command of Frederick Rutland sortied to scout the enemy disposition early in the battle, but actual benefits from this foray were thwarted by the sort of difficulties that typically mooted such early aviation efforts. After the battle, she undertook a tow of the wallowing armoured cruiser Warrior, but the sieved cruiser foundered before harbour could be made.

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 51.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 64.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. 64.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 64.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 64.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 51.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 401l.
  8. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 401n.
  9. Waterer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/380. f. 429.
  10. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 401c.
  11. Waterer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/380. f. 429.

Bibliography

British Aviation Ships
Experimental Cruiser Platform, 1913
Hermes
Seaplane Carriers from Converted Steamers
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Ben-my-Chree Vindex Manxman Nairana Vindictive
Seaplane Carriers from Seized German Steamers
Anne Raven II
Flat Decked Conversions
Argus Furious
Through-Deck Carriers
Eagle Hermes
Kite Balloon Ships
Canning City of Oxford Hector Manica Menelaus