H.M.S. Gloucester (1909)

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H.M.S. Gloucester (1909)
Pendant Number: 58 (1914)
68 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Beardmore[2]
Laid down: 15 Apr, 1909[3]
Launched: 28 Oct, 1909[4]
Commissioned: Oct, 1910[5]
Sold: 9 May, 1921[6]
Fate: to Ward, Briton Ferry[7]

H.M.S. Gloucester was one of five Bristol class cruisers completed for the Royal Navy in 1910.

She fought at the Battle of Jutland as part of the Third Light Cruiser Squadron.

Service

Gloucester was re-commissioned at Devonport on 30 January, 1913 to become the temporary flagship of Second-in-Command, Mediterranean.[8]

At the Battle of Jutland, she was one of four light cruisers of the Third Light Cruiser Squadron screening the battlecruisers, operating under Captain William Frederick Blunt.[9]

She paid off in charge of a Naval Shipkeeping Party at Devonport on 31 March, 1920.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 45.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 51.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 51.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 45.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 51.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 45.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 45.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 320.
  9. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 33, 46.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 780.
  11. Cowan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 249.
  12. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 320.
  13. Cowan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 249.
  14. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 320.
  15. Leatham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 147.
  16. Leatham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 147.
  17. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 394j.
  18. Kelly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 312.
  19. Kelly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 312.
  20. Blunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 109.
  21. Blunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 109.
  22. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 394r.
  23. Harper Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 507.
  24. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/291. f. 319.
  25. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 803.
  26. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/291. f. 319.

Bibliography

  • Gray, Randal (editor) (1985). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).


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