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.

Imperieuse was paid off on 11 April, 1913 after six years as a depot ship at Portland, to be readied to be sold out of the service.[8]

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. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Apr 12, 1913; pg. 13; Issue 40184.
  9. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/14. f. 942.
  10. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/14. f. 942.
  11. May Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 862.
  12. May Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 862.
  13. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 228.
  14. McQuhae Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 850.
  15. McQuhae Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 850.
  16. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 261.
  17. Adair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 12.
  18. Adair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 12.
  19. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Thursday, 11 July, 1901. Issue 36504, col C, p. 8.
  20. "APPOINTMENTS FOR THE NAVAL MANOEUVRES." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jul 16, 1903; pg. 8; Issue 37134.
  21. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 329.
  22. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 329.

Bibliography



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