H.M.S. Hindustan (1903)

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H.M.S. Hindustan (1903)
Pendant Number: 62 (1914)
71 (Jan 1918)
N.67 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: John Brown[2]
Ordered: 1902-03 Programme[3]
Laid down: 25 Oct, 1902[4]
Launched: 19 Dec, 1903[5]
Completed: Mar, 1905[6]
Commissioned: 22 Aug, 1905[7]
Sold: 9 May, 1921[8]
Fate: Broken up

H.M.S. Hindustan was one of eight King Edward VII class battleships.  She entered service in 1906 and spent most of her service in the Great War with a shifting roster of her sisters in the Third Battle Squadron.

Service

H.M.S. Hindustan was commissioned on 22 August, 1905.[9]

As part of the Channel Fleet, Hindustan started a refit in Portsmouth in August 1908, after Battle Practice.[10]

Hindustan was assigned to the Third Battle Squadron upon its creation in May, 1912 and remained with the Squadron until March, 1918 when she was detached for miscellaneous duties "in Home Waters or on detached service". In June, 1915, she had a single month where she served as the Squadron's flagship.[11]

She re-commissioned on 18 April, 1916.[12]

Hindustan paid off on 14 May, 1918.[13]

In May, 1918, she was assigned to be an accommodation ship in Chatham-Sheerness.[14] In June, she was noted as "paid off".[15] In December, she was again providing accommodations.[16] She disappeared from The Navy List in May, 1919.

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.[17]

By the end of 1913, she and the rest of the First Battle Squadron were all equipped with Battleship Auxiliary W/T sets.[18]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 31.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 31.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 38.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 38.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 31.
  6. Burt. British Battleships: 1889-1904. p. 267.
  7. Parkes. British Battleships. p. 432.
  8. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 31.
  9. Parkes. British Battleships. p. 432.
  10. 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.
  11. See Third Battle Squadron (Royal Navy) for details on her service in 3BS.
  12. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395e.
  13. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 814.
  14. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (May, 1918). p. 19.
  15. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (June, 1918). p. 19.
  16. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 19.
  17. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1908. Wireless Appendix, p. 13.
  18. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1913. W/T Appendix, p. 13.
  19. Tate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1278.
  20. Tate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1278.
  21. Colville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 29.
  22. Colville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 29.
  23. Bethell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 480.
  24. Bethell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 480.
  25. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 327.
  26. Gough-Calthorpe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 130/264.
  27. Gough-Calthorpe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 130/264.
  28. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 327.
  29. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 309.
  30. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 309.
  31. Sandeman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 4.
  32. Sandeman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 4.
  33. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/136. f. 161.
  34. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 327.
  35. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/136. f. 161.
  36. Nicholas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 207.
  37. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 394p.
  38. Nicholas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 207.
  39. Crampton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 350.
  40. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395e.
  41. Crampton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 350.
  42. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 394k.
  43. Keighly-Peach Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 345.
  44. Davidson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/6. ff. 7, 53.
  45. Davidson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/6. ff. 7, 53.
  46. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 814.

Bibliography

See Also


King Edward VII Class Pre-dreadnought
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  Hibernia Hindustan King Edward VII Zealandia  
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