H.M.S. Grafton (1892)

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H.M.S. Grafton (1892)
Pendant Number: A8 (1914)
N.23 (Sep 1915)
N.53 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Thames Iron Works, Blackwall[2]
Laid down: 1 Jan, 1890[3]
Launched: 30 Jan, 1892[4]
Commissioned: 18 Oct, 1894[5]
Sold: 1 Jul, 1920[6]

H.M.S. Grafton was one of nine protected cruisers of the Edgar class completed between 1893 and 1896.

Service

In mid-1913, she was with the Training Squadron in Queenstown.[7]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Torpedoes

In 1904, in a competition to investigate how rapidly submerged tubes could be fired four times sequentially, starting with the tube loaded and the bar out, in three trials the ship's crew was able to do this in 4:45 (port), 5:29 (starboard), and 1:41 (port).  The best time was achieved by Cressy at 50.75 seconds, though times of 3-5 minutes were more typical.[47]

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 38.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 66.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 66.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 66.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 66.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 38.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 321.
  8. Hamilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 585.
  9. Hamilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 585.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1897). p. 226.
  11. Ewart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 300.
  12. Ewart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 300.
  13. Fisher Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 547.
  14. Fisher Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 547.
  15. Keppel Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 168.
  16. Keppel Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 168.
  17. Goodrich Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 537.
  18. Goodrich Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 537.
  19. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 95.
  20. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 95.
  21. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 322.
  22. Story Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/498. f. 1236.
  23. Story Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/498. f. 1236.
  24. Ogilvy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 415.
  25. Ogilvy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 415.
  26. Phillpotts Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 170.
  27. Phillpotts Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 170.
  28. Thorp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 20.
  29. Thorp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 20.
  30. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 322.
  31. Hopwood Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 16.
  32. Hopwood Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 16.
  33. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 321.
  34. Whitehead Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/453. f. 504.
  35. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 321.
  36. Whitehead Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/453. f. 504.
  37. Pyddoke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/393. f. 434.
  38. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 322.
  39. Pyddoke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/393. f. 434.
  40. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  41. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  42. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 394s.
  43. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 804.
  44. Warleigh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/334. f. 369.
  45. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 804.
  46. Warleigh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/334. f. 369.
  47. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1904. pp. 45-7.

Bibliography

  • 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).


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