H.M.S. Penelope (1914)

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H.M.S. Penelope (1914)
Pendant Number: 8A (1914)
92 (Jan 1918)
17 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Vickers[2]
Ordered: Sep, 1912[3]
Laid down: 1 Feb, 1913[4]
Launched: 25 Aug, 1914[5]
Commissioned: Dec, 1914[6]
Sold: Oct, 1924[7]
Fate: to Stanlee[8]

H.M.S. Penelope was one of eight Arethusa class light cruisers completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

Penelope commissioned on 10 December, 1914.[9]

In November, 1917, she completed a refit to be a minelayer, capable of carrying 70 (or 74) mines.[10] She was able to conduct up to six minelaying operations per month, with an operational radius of 1270 miles.[11] She conducted three operations and laid 210 mines in total.[12]

Reduced to C. & M. Party at the Nore on 29 June, 1920.[13]

Alterations

Penelope was fitted with a director in April, 1917. This alteration required her pole mast to be replaced with a tripod mast for greater rigidity.[14]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 47.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 47.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 47.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 55.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 47.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 55.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 47.
  8. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 47.
  9. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 396n.
  10. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 117.
  11. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, Mining Appendix, 1917-18. Plate 7.
  12. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 117.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 828-9.
  14. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 23. pp. 11-12.
  15. Hotham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/184. f. 184.
  16. Hotham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/184. f. 184.
  17. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396m.
  18. Lynes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 450.
  19. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 396k.
  20. Lynes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 450.
  21. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 396k.
  22. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  23. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  24. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 866.
  25. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 866.
  26. Wood-Martin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/371. f. 420.
  27. Wood-Martin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/371. f. 420.

Bibliography

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  • 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, 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.
  • 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.

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