H.M.S. Imperieuse (1883)

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H.M.S. Imperieuse (1883)
Builder: Pembroke Royal Dockyard [1]
Laid down: 10 Aug, 1881[2]
Launched: 18 Dec, 1883[3]
Commissioned: Sep, 1886[4]
Sold: 2 Oct, 1907[5]
H.M.S. Imperieuse was was converted into a depot ship in 1905 and renamed H.M.S. Sapphire II. She reverted to H.M.S. Imperieuse in 1909 until she was sold in 1913.

Service

Imperieuse commissioned at Portsmouth on 1 March, 1888,[6] under Captain William H. May for service on the China Station.[7]

Whilst serving as flagship of the Pacific Station from 1896 to 1899 the Imperieuse is said to have visited the Cocos Islands in search of treasure.

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 64.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 64.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 64.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 64.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 64.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 228.
  7. May Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 862.
  8. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/14. f. 942.
  9. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/14. f. 942.
  10. May Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 862.
  11. May Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 862.
  12. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 228.
  13. McQuhae Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 850.
  14. McQuhae Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 850.
  15. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 261.
  16. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Thursday, 11 July, 1901. Issue 36504, col C, p. 8.
  17. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 329.
  18. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 329.

Bibliography



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