H.M.S. Orion (1879)

From The Dreadnought Project
Jump to: navigation, search
H.M.S. Orion (1879)
Builder: Samuda, Poplar[1]
Purchased: 13 Feb, 1878[2]
Launched: 23 Jan, 1879[3]
Completed: 3 Jul, 1882[4]
Sold: 1913[5]
H.M.S. Orion was laid down as Boordhi-Zaffer for the Turkish Navy but was purchased for use in the Royal Navy as one of two Belleisle Class armoured rams.

There was also a super-dreadnought named Orion and a cruiser launched in 1932 named Orion.

Service

Re-commissioned at Malta on 26 April, 1885.[6]

Re-commissioned at Singapore on 16 May, 1888.[7]

In April 1902, Orion became a depot ship for torpedo boats at Malta, initially under the command of Charles Madden.[8]

Orion was re-commissioned at Malta on 11 December, 1906.[9]

In 1913 she was renamed H.M.S. Orontes and was converted to a store ship at Devonport. She was sold later that same year.

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 18.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 18.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 18.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 18.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 18.
  6. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 227.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1890). p. 235.
  8. The Times. Naval & Military intelligence Wednesday, 9 April 1902. No 36737, p. 10.
  9. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 351.
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1888). p. 221.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1890). p. 235.
  12. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 286.
  13. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 6 September, 1902. Issue 36866, col A, p. 8.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 351.
  15. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 351.
  16. Bennett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 8.
  17. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/421. f. 421.
  18. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/421. f. 421.
  19. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 351.
  20. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/421. f. 421.
  21. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/421. f. 421.
  22. Prichard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/356. f. 401.

Bibliography