H.M.S. Forth (1886)

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H.M.S. Forth (1886)
Builder: Pembroke Royal Dockyard[1]
Laid down: 1 Dec, 1884[2]
Launched: 23 Oct, 1886[3]
Commissioned: 1889[4]
Sold:

H.M.S. Forth completed as one of four second class protected cruisers of the Mersey class in 1889, but served in the Great War as a submarine depot ship.

Service

She completed conversion to a sea-going submarine depot ship in August 1904.[5]

In July 1914, she was attached to the Third Submarine Flotilla for the Test Mobilisation.[6] In January, 1915, she transferred to the Tenth Submarine Flotilla. She remained there until August 1916 when she went to help the Eighth Submarine Flotilla, but she remained there only about one month. In September, she was with the Ninth Submarine Flotilla where she would remain through the end of the war.

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 75.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 75.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 75.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 75.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 293.
  6. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 109 of 10 July, 1914.
  7. Ashe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/39. f. 42.
  8. Ashe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/39. f. 42.
  9. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 317.
  10. Johnson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/424. f. 506.
  11. Johnson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/424. f. 506.
  12. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 317.
  13. Hall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 258.
  14. Hall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 258.
  15. FitzMaurice Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 148.
  16. FitzMaurice Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 148.
  17. Johnson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/424. f. 506.
  18. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 318.
  19. Johnson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/424. f. 506.
  20. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 318.
  21. Candy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/279. f. 279.
  22. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 318.
  23. Candy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/279. f. 279.
  24. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 317.
  25. The Navy List. (July, 1914). p. 316.
  26. Tomkinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 375.
  27. Tomkinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 375.
  28. Sturdee Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/214. f. 115.
  29. Sturdee Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/214. f. 115.
  30. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 393v.
  31. Archdale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 187.
  32. Kellett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/204. f. ?.
  33. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 795.
  34. Kellett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/204. f. ?.
  35. Layard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/212. f. 114.
  36. The Navy List. (December, 1919). p. 775.
  37. Layard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/212. f. 114.

Bibliography


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