H.M.S. Newcastle (1909)

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H.M.S. Newcastle (1909)
Pendant Number: N/A[1]
Builder: Armstrong[2]
Laid down: 14 Apr, 1909[3]
Launched: 25 Nov, 1909[4]
Commissioned: Sep, 1910[5]
Sold: 9 May, 1921[6]
Fate: to Ward, Lelant[7]

H.M.S. Newcastle was one of five Bristol class cruisers completed for the Royal Navy in 1910.

Construction & Service

A former vessel named Newcastle had been Jellicoe's first seagoing ship, and he specifically requested that his wife launch the new cruiser.[8]

Newcastle was launched at Elswick on 25 November, 1909, by Lady Jellicoe, wife of the Controller of the Navy, Rear-Admiral Sir John R. Jellicoe.[9]

Newcastle recommissioned at Colombo on 5 December 1912.[10]

She travelled the world broadly during the war. On the night of 27-8 January, 1916 near Port San Nicolas, she captured the German ship Mazatlan which was then in the guise of the American ship Edna.[11] By mid-1917, however, she had gone to the Mediterranean and operated extensively out of Brindisi under the command of Richard Greville Arthur Wellington Stapleton-Cotton, who'd been appointed to command her in September, 1916.

She paid off 28 February, 1920.[12]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 45.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 51.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 51.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 51.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 51.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 45.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 45.
  8. Jellicoe to McKenna. Letter of 14 October, 1909. McKenna Papers. Churchill Archives Centre. MCKN 3/22/5.
  9. "Naval and Military Intelligence." The Times. 26 November, 1909. p. E.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 349.
  11. Ship's Log.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 816.
  13. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. ?.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 349.
  15. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. ?.
  16. Powlett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 358.
  17. Day of month is not certain. Powlett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 358.
  18. Stapleton-Cotton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/411. f. 411.
  19. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395x.
  20. Stapleton-Cotton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/411. f. 411.
  21. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/261. f. 261.
  22. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/261. f. 261.
  23. Bond Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/51. f. 51.
  24. Bond Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/51. f. 51.

Bibliography

  • Gray, Randal (editor) (1985). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).


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