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: Beardmore[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]

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. Doughty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 50.
  17. Doughty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 50.
  18. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 889.
  19. Grant Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 461.
  20. Grant Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 461.
  21. The Navy List. (August, 1919). p. 889.
  22. Luce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 79.
  23. Backhouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 206.
  24. Backhouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 206.
  25. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/261. f. 261.
  26. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 851.
  27. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/261. f. 261.
  28. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 490.
  29. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 490.
  30. Mitchell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 134.
  31. Mitchell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 134.
  32. Nunn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/484. f. 184.
  33. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 262.
  34. Nunn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/484. f. 184.
  35. Wigram Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 388.
  36. Wigram Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 388.
  37. Blount Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 428.
  38. Blount Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 428.
  39. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  40. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  41. Superseded that day. Bridges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/34. f. 34.
  42. Bridges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/34. f. 34.
  43. Bridges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/34. f. 34.
  44. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/173. f. 173.
  45. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/173. f. 173.
  46. Oldham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51. f. 80.
  47. Oldham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51. f. 80.
  48. Baillie-Grohman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/303. f. 319.
  49. Baillie-Grohman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/303. f. 319.

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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