H.M.S. Prince George (1895)

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H.M.S. Prince George (1895)
Pendant Number: D.46 (1914)
P.86 (Sep 1915)
P.9A (1918)[1]
Builder: Portsmouth Royal Dockyard[2]
Ordered: 1893[3]
Laid down: 10 Sep, 1894[4]
Launched: 22 Aug, 1895[5]
Completed: Nov, 1896[6]
Commissioned: 26 Nov, 1896[7]
Sold: 21 Sep, 1921[8]
Fate: Foundered

H.M.S. Prince George (H.M.S. Victorious II from mid-1918 through early 1919) was a British battleship of the Majestic class, launched in 1895 and sold for scrap in 1921.

She was the fourth ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name.

Service

The three senior officers in Prince George, 1898. From left to right: Commander Montague E. Browning, Captain Alfred A. C. Parr, Lieutenant Sydney R. Fremantle.
Photo: Navy & Army Illustrated.

Prince George was commissioned at Portsmouth on 26 November, 1896, by Captain Alfred A. C. Parr, for service in the Channel Squadron.[9]

She was recommissioned at Devonport on 4 June, 1912 for service with Third Fleet.[10]

In May, 1918, she began conversion to a destroyer depot ship and was renamed Victorious II in July or September, being attached to sister Victorious and under a common captain.[Citation needed]

In October, 1918, she was an accommodation ship in Chatham-Sheerness.[11]

In February, 1919, her name reverted to Prince George.[Citation needed]

Distinguishing Signs

In March 1914, it was ordered that the ship was to carry a single red band on after funnel,[12] but this order was rescinded within the month and she was to retain her present markings.[13]

Radio

As of 1901, she was slated to receive a "1 to 52" W/T set.[14]

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 6 minutes, 29 seconds.  The best time was achieved by Cressy at 50.75 seconds, though times of 3-5 minutes were more typical.[15]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 29.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 29.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 34.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 34.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 29.
  6. Burt. British Battleships: 1889-1904. p. 147.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 27 November, 1896. Issue 35059, col D, p. 6.
  8. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 29.
  9. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 27 November, 1896. Issue 35059, col D, p. 6.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 361.
  11. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (October, 1918). p. 19.
  12. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 924 of 6 Mar, 1914.
  13. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 970 of 27 Mar, 1914.
  14. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1901. p. 111.
  15. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1904. pp. 45-7.
  16. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 283.
  17. Parr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1003.
  18. Parr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1005.
  19. Barrow Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/72. f. 65.
  20. Barrow Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/72. f. 65.
  21. Montgomerie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 931.
  22. Montgomerie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 931.
  23. Clarke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/216. f. 227.
  24. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 295.
  25. Clarke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/216. f. 227.
  26. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.
  27. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.
  28. Stokes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1251.
  29. Stokes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1251.
  30. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 199.
  31. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 673.
  32. Cay Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 66.
  33. Cay Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 66.
  34. Savill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 104.
  35. Savill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 104.
  36. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 85.
  37. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 85.
  38. Wake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 125.
  39. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 361.
  40. Wake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 125.
  41. Roper Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/151. f. 169.
  42. Roper Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/151. f. 169.
  43. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 232.
  44. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 232.
  45. Sparks Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 341.
  46. Sparks Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 341.
  47. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/421. f. 421.
  48. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/421. f. 421.
  49. Todd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/7. f. 7.
  50. Todd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/7. f. 7.
  51. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 465.
  52. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 397c.
  53. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/521. f. 465.
  54. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  55. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  56. Hawke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 225.
  57. Hawke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 433.
  58. The Navy List. (July, 1919). p. 885.
  59. Sparks Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 341.
  60. Sparks Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 341.

Bibliography


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