H.M.S. Mercury (1878)

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H.M.S. Mercury (1878)
Builder: Pembroke Royal Dockyard[1]
Laid down: 16 Mar, 1876[2]
Launched: 17 Apr, 1878[3]
Commissioned: Sep, 1879[4]
Sold: 1919[5]

H.M.S. Mercury was one of two second class protected cruisers of the Iris class. She was best known during the Dreadnought Era as being the ship which trained officers and men for submarine service.

Service

Re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 18 February, 1890, Captain Charles J. Balfour in command.[6]

Mercury was a submarine depot ship at Portsmouth from 1906 to 1913 at which time she moved to Harwich.

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 74.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 74.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 74.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 74.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 74.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1891). pp. 235-6.
  7. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 235.
  8. Fawkes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/86. f. 59/118.
  9. Fawkes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/86. f. 59/118.
  10. Greet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 80/158.
  11. Greet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 80/158.
  12. Oliver Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 319.
  13. Oliver Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 319.
  14. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 345.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 345.
  16. Hall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 258.
  17. Hall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 258.
  18. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 344.

Bibliography


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