H.M.S. Flora (1893)

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H.M.S. Flora (1893)
Builder: Pembroke Royal Dockyard[1]
Ordered: Naval Defence Act of 1889[2]
Launched: 21 Nov, 1893[3]
Sold: 12 Dec, 1922[4]
Fate: Scrapped

H.M.S. Flora was one of eight Astræa class cruisers completed for the Royal Navy between 1894 and 1896.

In 1923, the former gunboat Griper was renamed Flora when she became a base ship.

Service

Flora recommissioned at Colombo on 16 September, 1911. In mid-1913, she was serving on the China Station.[5] In January, 1914, she was in Devonport and marked "to be sold".[6]

In April, 1915, she was renamed Indus II and became a training ship. She was sold on 12 December, 1922.[7]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 77.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 77.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 77.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 323.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 313-5.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1914). p. 410-15.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 323.
  8. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1056.
  9. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 522.
  10. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  11. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 250.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 256.
  13. Pelham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1025.
  14. Pelham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1025.
  15. Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 391.
  16. Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 391.
  17. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 316.
  18. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 367.
  19. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 367.
  20. Nugent Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 469.
  21. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 317.
  22. Nugent Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 469.
  23. Nicholas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 306.
  24. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 316.
  25. Day of year is inferred from successor Charles Frederick Corbett. Nicholas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 306.
  26. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/483. f. 488.
  27. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/483. f. 488.

Bibliography


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