H.M.S. Hecla (1878)

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H.M.S. Hecla (1878)
Pendant Number: 7A (1914)
C7 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Harland & Wolff[2]
Launched: 13 Jun, 1878[3]
Sold: 13 Jul, 1926[4]

H.M.S. Hecla was a civilian ship, British Crown purchased on the stocks for use as a depot ship.

Service

Re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 26 May, 1882.[5]

Hecla soon proved herself "a very wet ship." During one trial cruise in Bantry Bay in late 1883 the sea "made clean sweeps over her aft, and flooder her beyond the waist, besides breaking the skylights of the deck cabins."[6]

In September 1883, Hecla was unable to cruise with the rest of the Channel Squadron owing to "a long list of defects" reported to Portsmouth Dockyard. She required repairs to the pistons of her main engines and her complement of second-class torpedo boats.[7]

Hecla served with the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla at Scapa Flow from 1914-16 then supported the Second Destroyer Flotilla from Belfast in 1917 and 1918.[8]

She recommissioned at Chatham on 22 October, 1919.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment given.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 292.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 292.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 292.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 292.
  5. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 214.
  6. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Wednesday, 1 January, 1879. Issue 29453, col B, p. 10.
  7. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Monday, 10 September, 1883. Issue 30921, col A, p. 5.
  8. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 292.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 245.
  10. The Navy List. (August, 1880). p. 215.
  11. The Navy List. (September, 1881). p. 215.
  12. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/14. f. 942.
  13. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/14. f. 942.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1884). p. 215.
  15. The Navy List. (July, 1886). p. 214.
  16. Jeffreys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/16. f. 518.
  17. Jeffreys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/16. f. 518.
  18. Jeffreys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/16. f. 518.
  19. Jeffreys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/16. f. 518.
  20. Gallwey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/422
  21. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.
  22. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.
  23. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 224.
  24. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 229.
  25. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 257.
  26. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Thursday, 5 July, 1900. Issue 36186, col D, p. 10.
  27. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Thursday, 11 July, 1901. Issue 36504, col C, p. 8.
  28. Charlton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 282.
  29. Charlton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 282.
  30. Nicholas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 306.
  31. Nicholas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 306.
  32. Tyrwhitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 125.
  33. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 325.
  34. Tyrwhitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 125.
  35. Leake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 69.
  36. Leake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 69.
  37. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 325.
  38. Luce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 79.
  39. Luce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 79.
  40. Bonham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43.
  41. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 324.
  42. St. John Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/83. f. 90.
  43. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 323.
  44. St. John Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/83. f. 90.
  45. D'Arcy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/400. ff. 478, 40.
  46. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 323.
  47. D'Arcy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/400. ff. 478, 40.
  48. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 328.
  49. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/409. f. 453.
  50. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/409. f. 453.
  51. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 394o.
  52. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 394n.
  53. Gladstone Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/129. f. 144.
  54. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 394n.
  55. Gladstone Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/129. f. 144.
  56. Withers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 141.
  57. Withers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 141.
  58. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 810.
  59. Sparks Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 341.
  60. Sparks Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 341.
  61. Sparks Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 341.
  62. Grant-Dalton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/43/328. f. 362.
  63. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 785.
  64. Grant-Dalton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/43/328. f. 362.
  65. Gladstone Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/129. f. 144.
  66. Gladstone Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/129. f. 144.
  67. Willan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/322. f. 322.
  68. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 245.
  69. Willan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/322. f. 322.
  70. Bingham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/117. f. 117.
  71. Bingham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/117. f. 117.

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).