H.M.S. Proserpine (1896)

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H.M.S. Proserpine (1896)
Pendant Number: N.84 (1914)
none (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Sheerness Royal Dockyard[2]
Laid down: Mar, 1896[3]
Launched: 5 Dec, 1896[4]
Commissioned: 1899[5]
Sold: 30 Nov, 1919[6]

H.M.S. Proserpine was one of eleven Pelorus class cruisers completed for the Royal Navy between 1898 and 1901.

Service

Proserpine commissioned at Malta on 26 February, 1913 for service in the Mediterranean.[7]

Commissioned at Malta by Tufton Percy Hamilton Beamish on 26 February, 1913,[8] she left Malta for Corfu on 29 September, 1913 under his command.[9]

The cruiser returned to Sheerness, arriving on Christmas Day, 1913 after spending three years in the Mediterranean, destined to be replaced on station by the light cruiser Weymouth.[10] She was re-commissioned at Sheerness on 9 January, 1914.[11]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 41.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 83.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 83.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 83.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 83.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 41.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 363.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 363.
  9. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Oct 01, 1913; pg. 11; Issue 40331.
  10. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Dec 26, 1913; pg. 2; Issue 40404.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 362.
  12. Marx Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 856.
  13. Marx Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 856.
  14. Marescaux Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 579.
  15. Marescaux Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 579.
  16. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 362.
  17. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 362.
  18. Leatham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 147.
  19. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 362.
  20. Leatham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 147.
  21. Marshall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/110. f. 117.
  22. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 362.
  23. Marshall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/110. f. 117.
  24. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/291. f. 319.
  25. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/291. f. 319.
  26. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 363.
  27. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 363.
  28. Beamish Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 51
  29. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 362.
  30. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 397j.
  31. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 397e. 25th given here, corrected in Service Record.
  32. Nunn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/484. f. 484.
  33. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 397d.
  34. Nunn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/484. f. 484.
  35. Dugmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/104. f. 104.
  36. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 397d.
  37. Dugmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/104. f. 104.
  38. Bedwell Service Record.
  39. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 885a.

Bibliography

  • Chesneau, Robert; Kolesnik, Eugene (editors) (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).


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