H.M.S. Hermes (1898)

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H.M.S. Hermes (1898)
Pendant Number: N/A[1]
Builder: Fairfield[2]
Laid down: 30 Apr, 1897[3]
Launched: 7 Apr, 1898[4]
Commissioned: 5 Oct, 1899[5]
Torpedoed: 31 Oct, 1914[6]
Fate: by U 27 off Ruylingen Bank[7]

Service

Hermes was assigned to the Channel Fleet until 1905 when she was reduced to reserve at Portsmouth. She was recommissioned the following year as the flagship of the East Indies Station, until being selected to become the flagship of the Cape of Good Hope Station in 1907.

In 1910, Hermes was the best gunnery ship of the three tested at the Cape of Good Hope Station, scoring 75.66 – well ahead of the average 46.930.[8]

Recommissioned on 7 May, 1913 and attached to the Air Service with a number of officers borne for the Naval Wing of the Royal Flying Corps.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 42.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 79.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 79.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 79.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 79.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 79.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 42.
  8. The National Archives. ADM 1/8328, p. 4.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 324.
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 257.
  11. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 615.
  12. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 615.
  13. Kingsford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 749.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 325.
  15. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 325.
  16. Lewes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 300.
  17. Lewes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 300.
  18. Lewes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 300.
  19. Nicholson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/88. f. 56.
  20. Nicholson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/88. f. 56.
  21. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 325.
  22. Dumas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 500.
  23. Savill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 104.
  24. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 325.
  25. Savill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 104.
  26. Vivian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 63.
  27. Vivian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 63.
  28. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 28.

See Also

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