H.M.S. Hampshire (1903)

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H.M.S. Hampshire (1903)
Pendant Number: 50 (Feb 1915)[1]
Builder: Armstrong[2]
Ordered: 1901-02 Programme[3]
Laid down: 1 Sep, 1902[4]
Launched: 24 Sep, 1903[5]
Commissioned: 15 Jul, 1905[6]
Mined: 5 Jun, 1916[7]
Fate: off the Orkneys[8]

Service

As part of the Channel Fleet, Hampshire started a refit in Portsmouth in August 1908, after Battle Practice.[9]

She completed to full crew at Portsmouth on 5 December, 1911.

Captain Hunter grounded Hampshire at Aden in February, 1913 through a "lack of proper forecaution."[10]

In mid-1913, she was on the China Station.[11]

At the Battle of Jutland, Hampshire was commanded by Captain Herbert John Savill, one of eight cruisers deployed sixteen miles ahead of the battle fleet. She was acting as the linking ship for communications.[12]

Radio

In mid-1913, it was decided to purchase a Type 9 Cruiser Auxiliary set for her.[13]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 43.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 71.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 71.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 71.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 71.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 71.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 43.
  8. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 43.
  9. 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.
  10. Hunter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 372.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 321-2.
  12. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. p. 15.
  13. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1913. W/T Appendix, p. 13.
  14. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 322.
  15. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 202.
  16. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 202.
  17. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 323.
  18. Ballard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 65.
  19. Ballard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 65.
  20. Hawke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 225.
  21. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 322.
  22. Hawke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 225.
  23. Sandeman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 4.
  24. Sandeman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 4.
  25. Hunter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 372.
  26. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 322.
  27. Hunter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 372.
  28. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 454.
  29. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 454.
  30. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 394m.
  31. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 76.
  32. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 394l.
  33. Savill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 104.
  34. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 64.

Bibliography

  • Dittmar, F.J.; Colledge, J.J. (1972). British Warships 1914–1919. London: Ian Allan.
  • 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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