H.M.S. Immortalité (1887)

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H.M.S. Immortalité (1887)
Builder: Chatham Royal Dockyard [1]
Laid down: 18 Jan, 1886[2]
Launched: 7 Jul, 1887[3]
Commissioned: Jul, 1889[4]
Sold: 1 Jan, 1907[5]

H.M.S. Immortalité was one of 7 armoured cruisers of the Orlando class.

Service

Commissioned at Chatham on 1 July, 1890.[6]

Immortalité was the second British warship to arrive at Manila (the first was the gunboat Linnet) after the American victory at the Battle of Manila Bay on 1 May, 1898. She arrived on 7 May and Commodore George Dewey was "especially greatful for the understanding attitude" of her commanding officer, Captain Edward Chichester, during the coming weeks.[7]

In 1902, she was in Sheerness, serving as a gunnery training ship, tender to Wildfire.[8]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 65.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 65.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 65.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 65.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 65.
  6. The Navy List. (March, 1891). p. 227.
  7. Braisted. U.S. Navy in the Pacific, 1897-1909. pp. 33, 35.
  8. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 268.
  9. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Monday, 15 July, 1889. Issue 32751, col F, p. 3.
  10. Hamond Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/14. f. 1001.
  11. Hamond Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/14. f. 1001.
  12. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 227.
  13. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 227.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 260.
  15. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Thursday, 5 July, 1900. Issue 36186, col D, p. 10.
  16. Galloway Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 139/276.
  17. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 268.
  18. Stoddart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 589.
  19. Stoddart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 589.
  20. Boothby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 180.
  21. Boothby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 180.

Bibliography

  • Braisted, William Reynolds (1958). The United States Navy in the Pacific, 1897-1909. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. (2008 reprint edition) (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
  • 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).


Orlando Class Armoured Cruiser
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