H.M.S. Rattlesnake (1886)

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H.M.S. Rattlesnake (1886)
Builder: Lairds[1]
Laid down: 16 Nov, 1885[2]
Launched: 11 Sep, 1886[3]
Completed: May, 1887[4]
Sold: 1910[5]

The torpedo gunboat H.M.S. Rattlesnake was completed for the Royal Navy in 1887 — her first of this type of vessel.

Service

Rattlesnake participated in the Annual Manoeuvres of 1891 under the command of Lieutenant Frederick Tower Hamilton. These ended on 5 August, and on the 27th, the T.B.D. was paid off out of commission at Portsmouth, passing into the A Division of the Steam Reserve.[6]

In April, 1896, she was transferred from A Division to B Division of the Fleet Reserve at Portsmouth to receive her annual overhaul.[7]

Specially commissioned at Portsmouth on 15 June, 1897 for service with the mobilized fleet.[8]

She was one of twenty torpedo gunboats assembled alongside a great many other vessels at Spithead on 22 June 1897 for the Jubilee Review.[9]

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 88.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 88.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 88.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 88.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 88.
  6. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Aug 28, 1891; pg. 4; Issue 33415.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Apr 21, 1896; pg. 11; Issue 34870.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, May 13, 1897; pg. 6; Issue 35202.
  9. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, May 17, 1897; pg. 12; Issue 35205.
  10. Torlesse Service Record. The National Archives. D7579004 ADM 196/39/547. f. 1312.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1890). p. 244.
  12. Torlesse Service Record. The National Archives. D7579004 ADM 196/39/547. f. 1312.
  13. "Naval Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 19, 1890; pg. 12; Issue 33068.
  14. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Aug 20, 1890; pg. 5; Issue 33095.
  15. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Aug 28, 1891; pg. 4; Issue 33415.
  16. Benson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 240.
  17. Benson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 240.

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).
  • Lyon, David; Winfield, Rif (2004). The Sail & Steam Navy List: All the Ships of the Royal Navy, 1815-1889. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1861760329. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).


Torpedo Gunboat H.M.S. Rattlesnake
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