H.M.S. Monarch (1911)

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H.M.S. Monarch (1911)
Pendant Number: 55 (1914)
88 (Jan 1918)
60 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Armstrong, Elswick[2]
Ordered: 1909 Programme[3]
Laid down: 1 Apr, 1910[4]
Launched: 30 Mar, 1911[5]
Commissioned: 27 Apr, 1912
Sunk: 20 Jan, 1925[6]
Fate: Expended as target

Boats

In July 1914, the ship was appropriated 42-foot motor launch No. 264, though the boat was not yet delivered from the contractor.[7]

Main Armament

Monarch was built with 13.5-inch Mk II mountings for her guns.[8]

Alterations

In 1913, Monarch 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]

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.[10]

By the end of 1915, and probably during 1915, she received one of the first three sets of Walker's Instruments, presumably for trial.[11]

In 1916 or soon thereafter, she would have received Evershed Bearing Indicators for her main battery, as approved in 1916.[12]

Service

Monarch served in the Second Battle Squadron from at least December 1912, remaining there throughout the war. Monarch relieved the squadron's second flagship, Orion, of that role for just a single month in November, 1916. In May 1919, she stayed with her squadron when it was redesignated the Third Battle Squadron.[13]

She completed to full crew at Portsmouth on 27 April, 1912. She was to recommission at Portsmouth on 7 April, 1914.[14]

Great War

Monarch left Portsmouth at 23:30 on 30 October,[15] and rejoined the Second Battle Squadron at Scapa at 11:00 on 3 November.[16]

Jutland

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

Post-War

Reduced to Reserve at Portsmouth on 21 October, 1920.[17]

Radio

By the end of 1913, she and the rest of the Second Battle Squadron were all equipped with Battleship Auxiliary W/T sets.[18]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 33.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 28.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 28.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 28.
  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. Hodges. The Big Gun. p. 62.
  9. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 23. pp. 9-10.
  10. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 512 of 16 Oct, 1914.
  11. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1915. p. 60.
  12. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1916. p. 145.
  13. See Second Battle Squadron and Third Battle Squadron for citations.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 345b.
  15. Jellicoe Papers. British Library. Add MS 49000. f. 266.
  16. Jellicoe Papers. British Library. Add MS 49001. f. 7.
  17. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 813.
  18. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1913. W/T Appendix, p. 13.
  19. Napier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 72.
  20. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 346.
  21. Napier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 72.
  22. Sowerby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 430.
  23. Sowerby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 430.
  24. Hornby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 338.
  25. Hornby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 338.
  26. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 295.
  27. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 295.
  28. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 396c.
  29. Field Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 178.
  30. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395s.
  31. Command apparently temporarily given to Hodges.
  32. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 471.
  33. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 471.
  34. Resuming service after Hodges's temporary captaincy.
  35. Borrett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 505.
  36. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 847.
  37. Drury-Lowe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 214.
  38. Powell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/255. f. 263.
  39. Powell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/255. f. 263.
  40. Powell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/242. f. 274.
  41. Powell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/242. f. 274.
  42. Watson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/342. f. 385.
  43. Watson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/342. f. 385.
  44. Watson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/342. f. 385.
  45. Watson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/342. f. 385.
  46. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 256.

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