H.M.S. Essex (1901)

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H.M.S. Essex (1901)
Pendant Number: 51 (1914)
62 (Jan 1918)
N.38 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Pembroke Royal Dockyard[2]
Ordered: 1898-99 Programme[3]
Laid down: 1 Jan, 1900[4]
Launched: 29 Aug, 1901[5]
Commissioned: 22 Mar, 1904[6]
Sold: 8 Nov, 1921[7]
Fate: to Slough T.C.[8]

H.M.S. Essex was one of ten armoured cruisers of the Monmouth Class completed between 1903 and 1904.

Service

An artificer recalled his time in Essex, apparently in 1909-11, as one marked by an unfortunate stigma:[9]

She was a hot-bed of sodomy. When we used to go ashore up Queen's Street, if a Seaman or a Stoker went along with Essex on his cap, the harlots used to put their aprons over their sterns as a sign of disgust.

Alterations

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. 70.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 70.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 70.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 70.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 70.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 42.
  8. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 42.
  9. Baynham. Men from the Dreadnoughts. p. 154.
  10. Bearcroft Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 85.
  11. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 309.
  12. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 446.
  13. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 309.
  14. Prendergast Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 242.
  15. Prendergast Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 242.
  16. Scott Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 501.
  17. Scott Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 501.
  18. Millar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 325.
  19. Millar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 325.
  20. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 310.
  21. Stanley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 432.
  22. Stanley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 432.
  23. Green Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 260.
  24. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 308.
  25. Green Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 260.
  26. Tweedie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 332.
  27. Tweedie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 332.
  28. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 393t.
  29. Watson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 272.
  30. Hyde Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 49.
  31. Hyde Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 49.
  32. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 393o.

Bibliography

  • Dittmar, F.J.; Colledge, J.J. (1972). British Warships 1914–1919. London: Ian Allan.
  • Chesneau, Robert; Kolesnik, Eugene (editors) (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).


Monmouth Class Armoured Cruiser
Bedford Berwick Cornwall Cumberland Donegal
Essex Kent Lancaster Monmouth Suffolk
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