H.M.S. Phaeton (1883)

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H.M.S. Phaeton (1883)
Builder: Napier, Glasgow[1]
Laid down: 14 Jun, 1880[2]
Launched: 27 Feb, 1883[3]
Commissioned: 20 Apr, 1886[4]
Sold: 1947[5]

H.M.S. Phaeton was one of four second class protected cruisers of the Leander class completed between 1885 and 1887.

There was also a light cruiser named Phaeton that fought in the Great War.

Service

Re-commissioned at Malta on 18 March, 1890.[6]

Phaeton was due to begin refitting at Esquimalt at the end of December 1901, but this was delayed by the disappearance of the sloop Condor during a cruise from Esquimalt to Honolulu. Phaeton was sent out to search for the Condor on 20 January, 1902.[7]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 75.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 75.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 75.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 75.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 75.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 243.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Wednesday, 22 January, 1902. Issue 36671, col C, p. 11.
  8. St. Clair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1143.
  9. St. Clair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1143.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 243.
  11. Custance Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 51.
  12. Custance Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 51.
  13. "The Naval Review at Spithead". The Times. Wednesday, 9 June, 1897. Issue 35225, col D, p. 10.
  14. Kirby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 86/170.
  15. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 281.
  16. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 291.

Bibliography


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