H.M.S. Porpoise (1886)

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H.M.S. Porpoise (1886)
Builder: J. & G. Thomson, Glasgow[1]
Laid down: 2 Mar, 1885[2]
Launched: 7 May, 1886[3]
Completed: 12 Feb, 1888[4]
Commissioned: 15 Feb, 1888[5]
Sold: 1905[6]
H.M.S. Porpoise was one of eight Archer Class torpedo cruisers completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

Arrived at Singapore in early December, 1896 in company with Centurion, the T.B.Ds. Alacrity, Handy and Hart.[7] By the nineteenth, the ships had moved on for Hong Kong, less Alacrity.[8]

In August, 1901, she was sent from Portsmouth to Sheerness Dockyard to refit.[9]

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 81.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 81.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 81.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 81.
  5. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 244.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 81.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Dec 02, 1896; pg. 12; Issue 35063.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Dec 19, 1896; pg. 12; Issue 35078.
  9. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Aug 20, 1901; pg. 9; Issue 36538.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 244.
  11. Burr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 174.
  12. Burr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 174.
  13. Pelly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/221. ff. 1021, 1027.
  14. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 249.
  15. Pelly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/221. ff. 1021, 1027. This is not a certain date.
  16. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 281.
  17. Sturdee Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1256.
  18. Sturdee Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 81?
  19. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 293.
  20. Hotham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/196. f. 201.
  21. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 359.
  22. Hotham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/196. f. 201.

Bibliography


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