H.M.S. Ocean (1898)

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H.M.S. Ocean (1898)
Pendant Number: N.56 (1914)[1]
Builder: Devonport Royal Dockyard[2]
Laid down: 15 Dec, 1897[3]
Launched: 5 Jul, 1898[4]
Completed: Feb, 1900[5]
Commissioned: 20 Feb, 1900
Mined: 18 Mar, 1915[6]
Fate: in Dardanelles

Service

Recommissioned at Chatham 16 February, 1910.[7] In mid-1913, she was with the Third Fleet.[8]

On 13 December, 1914, Ocean was dispatched to Suez.[9]

Only a single man, a stoker, was killed with her sinking on 18 March, 1915.[10]

Torpedoes

In 1904, in a competition to investigate how rapidly submerged tubes could be fired four times sequentially, starting with the tube loaded and the bar out, the ship's crew was able to do this in 8 minutes, 55 seconds.  The best time was achieved by Cressy at 50.75 seconds, though times of 3-5 minutes were more typical.[11]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 30.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 30.
  3. Burt. British Battleships: 1889-1904. p. 172.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 30.
  5. Burt. British Battleships: 1889-1904. p. 172.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 30.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 351.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 350.
  9. Naval Operations. Volume III. p. 9.
  10. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 78.
  11. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1904. pp. 45-7.
  12. Curzon-Howe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 529.
  13. Curzon-Howe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 529.
  14. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 285.
  15. Foote Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 468.
  16. Greet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 555.
  17. Greet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 483.
  18. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 358.
  19. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 350.
  20. Kennedy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 131.
  21. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 350.
  22. Kennedy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 131.
  23. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 350.
  24. Thesiger Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 472.
  25. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 350.
  26. Thesiger Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 472.
  27. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 406.
  28. Hayes-Sadler Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 44.
  29. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 363.
  30. Hayes-Sadler Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 44.
  31. Naval Operations. Volume II. pp. 219-22.

Bibliography


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