H.M.S. Nottingham (1913)

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H.M.S. Nottingham (1913)
Pendant Number: 35 (1914)[1]
Builder: Pembroke Royal Dockyard[2]
Ordered: 1912 Programme[3]
Laid down: 13 Jun, 1912[4]
Launched: 18 Apr, 1913[5]
Commissioned: Apr, 1914[6]
Torpedoed: 19 Aug, 1916[7]
Fate: by U 52

H.M.S. Nottingham was completed just before the start of the war and fought at the Battle of Jutland, screening the Battle Cruiser Fleet as part of the Second Light Cruiser Squadron.

Service

Nottingham commissioned at Pembroke on 3 April, 1914.[8]

She was to proceed to Cape Station in mid-1914 to relieve Astræa, bearing two Target Pattern VIs to be supplied from Devonport Royal Dockyard.[9]

At the Battle of Jutland, she was part of the Second Light Cruiser Squadron, screening the battlecruisers under Captain Charles B. Miller.[10]

Distinguishing Signs

In March 1914, the ship was to carry two red bands on first and third funnel.[11]

Alterations

In October 1914, the ship was to be given four Pattern 1582 Electric Radiators to warm cabins whose stoves could not be used for heating them.[12]

Nottingham was lost before she was ever fitted for a director or tripod mast.[13]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 46.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 46.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 54.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 54.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 46.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 54.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 46.
  8. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 362.
  9. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 9 of 12 Jun, 1914.
  10. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. p. 46.
  11. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 924 of 6 Mar, 1914.
  12. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 512 of 16 Oct, 1914.
  13. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 23. pp. 11-12.
  14. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 362.
  15. Naval Operations. Vol. IV. pp. 35, 38.

Bibliography

  • Dittmar, F.J.; Colledge, J.J. (1972). British Warships 1914–1919. London: Ian Allan.
  • 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).
  • Admiralty, Technical History Section (1919). The Technical History and Index: Fire Control in H.M. Ships. Vol. 3, Part 23. C.B. 1515 (23) now O.U. 6171/14. At The National Archives. ADM 275/19.
  • Admiralty, Gunnery Branch (1918). Handbook of Captain F. C. Dreyer's Fire Control Tables, 1918. C.B. 1456. Copy No. 10 at Admiralty Library, Portsmouth, United Kingdom.


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