H.M.S. Iphigenia (1891)

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H.M.S. Iphigenia (1891)
Pendant Number: N.27 (1914)
N.60 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: London & Glasgow, Glasgow[2]
Laid down: 1890[3]
Launched: 19 Nov, 1891[4]
Commissioned: 1892[5]
Blockship: 23 Apr, 1918[6]
Fate: at Zeebrugge

H.M.S. Iphigenia was one of 21 Apollo class second-class cruisers completed in the early to mid 1890s.

Service

On 6 July, 1903, Admiral-Superintendent of Portsmouth Royal Dockyard Reginald Henderson had occasion to telephone Archibald Pocklington, the Captain of the Fleet Reserve to complain that "An orderly has just brought to my office a ring of keys of shell rooms of Iphigenia. Information is requested why these keys were not included in the magazine key box previously deposited in my office, and who has had charge of them in the mean time." A reply came, reporting the normal procedures employed and promising an investigation. In the meanwhile, the gunner who had taken them out last was being sent to Henderson's office for them! A back-and-forth on the matter took nearly a full year to resolve, resulting in a clear procedure for handling the keys to be sent to the Commander-in-Chief of each of the three Home Ports.[7]

In mid-1913, Iphigenia was active with the Minelaying Squadron in Second Fleet.[8]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 117.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 76.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 76.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 117.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 76.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 117.
  7. Principal Questions Dealt with by the Director of Naval Ordnance, 1905. pp. 431-8.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 333.
  9. Bridgeman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1187.
  10. Bridgeman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1187.
  11. MacGill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 79.
  12. MacGill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 79.
  13. Burr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 86/174.
  14. Burr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 86/174.
  15. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 205.
  16. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 211.
  17. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 205.
  18. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 263.
  19. de Horsey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 657.
  20. de Horsey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 657.
  21. Fawckner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/374. ff. 445-6.
  22. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 332.
  23. Fawckner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/374. ff. 445-6.
  24. Heneage Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 174.
  25. Heneage Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 174.
  26. Chatterton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 170.
  27. Chatterton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 170.
  28. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 333.
  29. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 333.
  30. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 331.
  31. Kemp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 52.
  32. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395l.
  33. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 394s.
  34. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/180. f. 181.
  35. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 129.

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