H.M.S. Isis (1896)

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H.M.S. Isis (1896)
Pendant Number: D.60 (1914)
P.60 (Sep 1915)
N.61 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: London & Glasgow[2]
Ordered: 1893-94 Programme[3]
Laid down: 30 Jan, 1895[4]
Launched: 27 Jun, 1896[5]
Commissioned: 10 May, 1898[6]
Sold: 26 Feb, 1920[7]
Fate: Scrapped

H.M.S. Isis was commissioned in 1898 as one of nine Eclipse class cruisers completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

Isis was commissioned at Chatham on 10 May, 1898 under the command of Captain Henry Hart Dyke.[8]

In May 1902, Isis became a cadet training ship.[9]

Isis re-commissioned at Devonport on 14 February, 1912 for service with the Third Fleet. In July, 1913 she was ordered to Portsmouth for a refit.[10]

She was commissioned on 25 May 1914 for service with the Eleventh Cruiser Squadron. Theseus would then transfer to the Tenth Cruiser Squadron.[11]

On 22 April, 1914 she collided with the steamer Carbineer, but sustained no damage in the accident. The fifteen crew of the steamer were landed in Portsmouth.[12]

On 3 March, 1915, she replaced Juno as the flagship in Cruiser Force E for just a single week.[13]

Radio

In 1901 while assigned to the China Squadron, the ship was noted as having or being slated to receive a "1 to 52" W/T set.[14]

Alterations

In 1902 the ship was rearmed with a single calibre main battery of 6-in B.L. guns in place of the existing mixed battery of 6-in and 4.7-in Q.F. guns. [15]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 40.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 40.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 78.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 78.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 40.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 78.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 40.
  8. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 263.
  9. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times. Monday, 19 May 1902, p. 8.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 334.
  11. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Apr 16, 1914; pg. 4; Issue 40499.
  12. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Apr 24, 1914; pg. 16; Issue 40506.
  13. Tottenham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1320.
  14. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1901. p. 112.
  15. War Vessels and Aircraft (British and Foreign) Part II (Quarterly Return) October 1915 The National Archives. ADM 186/15. p. 9.
  16. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 263.
  17. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 293.
  18. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 293.
  19. Windham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 348.
  20. Windham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 348.
  21. Mundy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 920.
  22. Mundy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 920.
  23. Sowerby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 430.
  24. Sowerby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 430.
  25. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 333.
  26. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 334.
  27. Harbord-Hamond Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. ?.
  28. Harbord-Hamond Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. ?.
  29. Alderson Service Record. The National Archives. 196/42. f. 455.
  30. Predecessor left ship on 3rd. Harbord-Hamond Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. Unnumbered folio.
  31. Alderson Service Record. The National Archives. 196/42. f. 455.
  32. Powlett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 358.
  33. Powlett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 358.
  34. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 334.
  35. Stewart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/136. f. 151.
  36. The Navy List. (August, 1914). p. 332.
  37. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 822.

Bibliography

  • Dittmar, F.J.; Colledge, J.J. (1972). British Warships 1914–1919. London: Ian Allan.


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