H.M.S. Marlborough (1912)

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H.M.S. Marlborough (1912)
Pendant Number: 79 (Aug 1914)
85 (Jan 1918)
66 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Devonport Royal Dockyard[2]
Ordered: 1911 Programme[3]
Laid down: 25 Jan, 1912[4]
Launched: 24 Oct, 1912[5]
Commissioned: 2 Jun, 1914
Sold: 27 Jun, 1932[6]
Fate: Scrapped

Boats

In July 1914, the ship was appropriated 42-foot motor launch No. 192, though the boat was not yet delivered from the contractor.[7]

Habitability

In October 1914, the ship was to be given 4 Pattern 1582 Electric Radiators to warm cabins whose stoves could not be used for heating them.[8]

Alterations

In 1913, Marlborough was slated as part of the twelve ship order to receive a director along the lines of that developed in Neptune. She was fully equipped sometime in 1914 prior to the start of the war.[9] Her class received their directors after King George V received hers, and likely to a similar design, placing the light aloft tower atop the spotting top.[10]

Her secondary battery directors were installed sometime in 1917.[11]

Service

Captain Edmund P. F. G. Grant was in command at the start of war.[12]

Jutland

Main article: H.M.S. Marlborough at the Battle of Jutland

Marlborough was under the command of George P. Ross. She fired by director controlled from fore top[13] until torpedoed and eventually forced to abandon the line to dash home, she was back with the fleet by 31 July.[14]

Post-War

Marlborough paid off to C. & M. Party at Devonport on 1 November, 1920 for a major refit, for which £211,097 was voted in the 1921 Naval Estimates. During her refit she was manned by a care-and-maintenance party under Commander Harry B. Jermain.[15]

The ship was re-commissioned on 1 October, 1924.[16]

In 1924, in competitive firing trials as part of the Mediterranean Fleet, her forward torpedo flat fired at intervals of 58, 67, 77 and 203 seconds, and the aft flat at 57, 57, 99 and 271 seconds.[17]

A propeller was damaged by a torpedo on 29 June 1927. Their Lordships informed Captain Frederick Charles Fisher that a Court of Enquiry concluded that a dive to inspect the matter should have been conducted sooner than 14 July.[18]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 33.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 33.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 31.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 31.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 33.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 33.
  7. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 122 of 10 July, 1914.
  8. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 512 of 16 Oct, 1914.
  9. The Technical History and Index: Fire Control in H.M. Ships, pp. 9-10.
  10. Letter in D'Eyncourt Papers at the National Maritime Museum's Caird Library, DEY/27
  11. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 23. p. 16.
  12. Naval Operations. Volume I. p. 438.
  13. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. p. 70.
  14. Account_of_Morgan_Singer_of_the_Great_War
  15. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 808.
  16. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 255.
  17. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1927. p. 54.
  18. Fisher Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/394. f. 450.
  19. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 461.
  20. Grant Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 461.
  21. Ross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 46.
  22. Day of year inferred from successor here and from predecessor in Revenge. Ross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 46.
  23. The Navy List. (October, 1917). p. 395o.
  24. Kiddle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 381.
  25. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 842.
  26. James Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 32.
  27. Trewby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/452. f. 503.
  28. Trewby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/452. f. 503.
  29. Crooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 218.
  30. Crooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 218.
  31. Tweedie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 332.
  32. Tweedie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 332.
  33. Paton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/60. f. 68.
  34. Paton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/60. f. 68.
  35. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  36. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 255.
  37. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  38. Drax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 214.
  39. Drax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 214.
  40. Carpenter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 162.
  41. Carpenter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 162.
  42. Burke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 138.
  43. Burke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 138.
  44. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  45. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  46. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  47. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.

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