H.M.S. Good Hope (1901)

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H.M.S. Good Hope (1901)
Pendant Number: P.16 (1914)[1]
Builder: Fairfield, Govan[2]
Ordered: 1898-99 Programme[3]
Laid down: 11 Sep, 1899[4]
Launched: 21 Feb, 1901[5]
Commissioned: 8 Nov, 1902[6]
Sunk: 1 Nov, 1914[7]
Fate: at Battle of Coronel

Service

As part of the Channel Fleet, Good Hope started a refit in Portsmouth in 1 September 1908.[8]

Good Hope was part of the Sixth Cruiser Squadron, nominally in the Second Fleet but part of the Third Fleet for administrative purposes.[9]

She recommissioned at Portsmouth on 24 December, 1912,[10] and was based at Portsmouth where she served as a parent ship for other Third Fleet ships.[11]

Before the outbreak of war she was ordered by the Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth, to proceed from Portsmouth to Scapa viâ the West Coast of Ireland.[12] On 5 August she was ordered to steam to Halifax, Canada, to join the flag of Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher G. F. M. Cradock, commanding the Fourth Cruiser Squadron.[13] Good Hope arrived at Halifax on 14 August, and on 15 August met Suffolk at sea. Captain Bentinck J. D. Yelverton transferred to Suffolk, and Cradock, his staff, and his Flag Captain, Captain Philip Francklin, transferred to Good Hope, which then sailed for Bermuda.[14]

Radio

In 1908, the ship was one of just nine equipped with the "C" Tune Gear, capable of transmitting (only?) on "S", "U" and "W" tunes. It was to receive a Service Mark II set in 1909.[15]

On 3 February 1912, Good Hope was struck by lightning while in Arosa Bay. A 20 foot arc carried the bolt to the wireless aerial, and a 30 foot one to the mainmast lightning conductor. The W/T office was brightly illuminated and shook severely. The two telegraphists within were not shocked electrically, but were dazzled by the flash for 20 minutes. Minor damage from scorching resulted in electrical elements, but no impaired function was mentioned.[16]

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. 69.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 69.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 69.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 69.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 69.
  7. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 69.
  8. Report from Charles Beresford dated 10 April 1908 in Naval Policy - Strategy - Tactics: Miscellaneous papers from Private Office received by record office at The National Archives. ADM 116/942, unnumbered folio halfway within series.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 269b.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 320.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 270.
  12. The Atlantic Ocean, 1914. p. 13.
  13. The Atlantic Ocean, 1914. p. 15.
  14. The Atlantic Ocean, 1914. p. 30.
  15. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1908. Wireless Appendix, p. 13.
  16. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1912. W/T Appendix, p. 32.
  17. Madden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 83.
  18. Madden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 83.
  19. Currey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 36.
  20. Currey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 36.
  21. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 321.
  22. Hope Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 44.
  23. Hope Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 23/44.
  24. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 322.
  25. Grafton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 327/660.
  26. Grafton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 327/660.
  27. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 15 January, 1909. Issue 38857, col E, p. 7.
  28. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 322.
  29. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 118.
  30. Heaton-Ellis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 38.
  31. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 321.
  32. Heaton-Ellis Service Record. The National Archives. 196/43. f. 20/38.
  33. Carpendale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 443.
  34. Carpendale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 443.
  35. Tyrwhitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 125.
  36. Tyrwhitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 125.
  37. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 292.
  38. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 320.
  39. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 292.
  40. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.
  41. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.
  42. Yelverton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 135.
  43. Yelverton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 135.
  44. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  45. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  46. Francklin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 446.

Bibliography

  • Naval Staff, Training and Staff Duties Division (1923). Naval Staff Monographs (Historical): Fleet Issue. Volume IX. The Atlantic Ocean, 1914-1915, Including the Battles of Coronel and the Falkland Islands. O.U. 5413G (late C.B. 917(G)). Copy No. 213 at The National Archives. ADM 186/617.


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