H.M.S. Royal Arthur (1891)

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H.M.S. Royal Arthur (1891)
Pendant Number: A0 (1914)
N.10 (Sep 1915)
N.86 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Portsmouth Royal Dockyard[2]
Laid down: 20 Jan, 1890[3]
Launched: 26 Feb, 1891[4]
Commissioned: 2 Mar, 1893[5]
Sold: 22 Sep, 1921[6]
Fate: to Cohen[7]

H.M.S. Royal Arthur was one of nine protected cruisers of the Edgar class completed between 1893 and 1896. She started the war serving with the Tenth Cruiser Squadron. In 1918, she became a submarine depot ship and was attached to the Twelfth Submarine Flotilla.

Service

Recommissioned at Portsmouth 18 June, 1913 for work with the Third Fleet.[8]

Recommissioned at Sheerness 19 August, 1913.[9]

At the start of the war, the Edgar class cruisers were operating with the Tenth Cruiser Squadron.[10]

In May, 1918, she started work as a depot ship for the Twelfth Submarine Flotilla, which was operating with the Grand Fleet.[11]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 38.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 66.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 66.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 66.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 66.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 38.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 38.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 369.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 368.
  10. See Tenth Cruiser Squadron for references.
  11. See Twelfth Submarine Flotilla for references.
  12. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 250.
  13. Stokes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1244.
  14. Stokes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1244.
  15. Finnis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 457.
  16. Finnis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 457.
  17. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 291.
  18. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 21 October, 1897. Issue 35340, col C, p. 10.
  19. Dicken Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 449.
  20. Walker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 295/1378.
  21. Walker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 295/1378.
  22. Purefoy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 617.
  23. Purefoy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 617.
  24. Moore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 64.
  25. Moore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 64.
  26. Ballard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 65.
  27. Ballard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 65.
  28. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  29. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  30. Benson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 240.
  31. Benson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 240.
  32. Underhill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 480.
  33. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 369.
  34. Underhill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 480.
  35. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 369.
  36. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  37. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  38. Miller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/382. f. 456.
  39. Miller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/382. f. 456.
  40. Fanshawe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/1. f. 1.
  41. Fanshawe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/1. f. 1.
  42. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  43. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  44. Yelverton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 135.
  45. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 369.
  46. Yelverton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 135.
  47. Green Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 260.
  48. Green Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 260.
  49. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 369.
  50. Pears Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 86.
  51. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 368.
  52. Williamson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 22.
  53. Williamson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 22.
  54. Whitehead Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/453. f. 504.
  55. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 397l-r.
  56. Whitehead Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/453. f. 504.
  57. Stewart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/136. f. 151.
  58. Stewart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/136. f. 151.
  59. Crowther Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/160. f. 564.
  60. Crowther Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/160. f. 564.
  61. Kellett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/204. f. ?.
  62. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 857.
  63. Kellett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/204. f. ?.

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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