H.M.S. Ramillies (1916)

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H.M.S. Ramillies (1916)
Pendant Number: 74 (Aug 1914)
98 (Jan 1918)
21 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: William Beardmore & Company[2]
Ordered: 1913 Programme[3]
Laid down: 12 Nov, 1913[4]
Launched: 12 Sep, 1916[5]
Commissioned: Sep, 1917[6]
Sold: 20 Feb, 1948[7]
Fate: Scrapped

H.M.S. Ramillies was a dreadnought battleship of the Revenge class in the Royal Navy.

Boats

In July 1914, the ship was appropriated 42-foot motor launch No. 255, though the boat was not yet delivered from the contractor.[8]

Dreyer Table

Ramillies may have been allocated a Mark V table at some point before being given a Mark IV* like her sisters.

Her table was the first to boast the Deflection Corrector Gear later made standard on Mark III* and V tables, probably around 1917 or 1918. This allowed her dumaresq's deflection to be carried automatically over to the Deflection Totaliser or similar place for use as a true gun deflection component at the current gun range.[9]

Alterations

In December, 1914, Open Director Sights were ordered for all[Inference] her turrets. They were likely in place by her completion.[10]

She may have received a Dreyer Torpedo Control Table around 1916, whereas her sisters all received Torpedo Control Plotting Instrument Mark IIs.[11]

Her secondary battery directors were installed in June, 1918.[12]

Service

Ramillies commissioned on 5 May, 1917.[13]

She joined her sisters in the First Battle Squadron in November 1917 and remained in that formation through the end of the war and until at at least July 1919.[14]

Re-commissioned on 16 September, 1924 for service with the Second Battle Squadron in the Atlantic Fleet.[15]

Completed to full complement on 1 March, 1927 for service with the First Battle Squadron on the Mediterranean Station.[16]

Paid off into Dockyard Control on 10 February, 1933.[17]

In 1935, her bell was one of several ships' bells the Royal Navy offered for sale to officers and others interested. It attracted a price of £1-£5, and men were to apply to win one at the fixed price, stating any special attachment or claim they had to the item(s) applied for.[18]

Completed to special complement at Sheerness on 30 April, 1936. By mid-1937 she was part of the Second Battle Squadron of the Home Fleet.[19]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 34.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 35.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 35.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 35.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 34.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 35.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 34.
  8. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 122 of 10 July, 1914.
  9. Handbook of Captain F. C. Dreyer's Fire Control Tables, 1918. p. 40.
  10. The Technical History and Index: Fire Control in HM Ships, p. 18.
  11. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1916. pp. 27, 29.
  12. The Technical History and Index: Fire Control in H.M. Ships. p. 16.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 852.
  14. See First Battle Squadron for citations.
  15. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 262.
  16. The Navy List. (February, 1929). pp. 261-2.
  17. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 264.
  18. "Ships' Bells for Sale." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Aug 10, 1935; pg. 6; Issue 47139.
  19. The Navy List. (July, 1937). pp. 265, 266.
  20. Doughty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 50.
  21. Doughty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 50.
  22. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 889.
  23. Grant Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 461.
  24. Grant Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 461.
  25. The Navy List. (August, 1919). p. 889.
  26. Luce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 79.
  27. Backhouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 206.
  28. Backhouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 206.
  29. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/261. f. 261.
  30. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 851.
  31. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/261. f. 261.
  32. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 490.
  33. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 490.
  34. Mitchell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 134.
  35. Mitchell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 134.
  36. Nunn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/484. f. 184.
  37. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 262.
  38. Nunn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/484. f. 184.
  39. Wigram Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 388.
  40. Wigram Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 388.
  41. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 261.
  42. Blount Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 428.
  43. Blount Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 428.
  44. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  45. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  46. Superseded that day. Bridges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/34. f. 34.
  47. Bridges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/34. f. 34.
  48. Bridges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/34. f. 34.
  49. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/173. f. 173.
  50. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/173. f. 173.
  51. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 265.
  52. Oldham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51. f. 80.
  53. Oldham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51. f. 80.
  54. Baillie-Grohman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/303. f. 319.
  55. Baillie-Grohman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/303. f. 319.
  56. Uboat.net page on the ship.
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Bibliography

  • Admiralty, Gunnery Branch (1917). The Director Firing Handbook. O.U. 6125 (late C.B. 1259). Copy No. 322 at The National Archives. ADM 186/227.
  • 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.
  • Dittmar, F.J.; Colledge, J.J. (1972). British Warships 1914–1919. London: Ian Allan.
  • 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.
  • Parkes, O.B.E., Ass.I.N.A., Dr. Oscar (1990). British Battleships 1860–1950. London: Pen & Sword Ltd. ISBN 0850526043. (on Bookfinder.com).


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