H.M.S. Sapphire (1904)

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H.M.S. Sapphire (1904)
Pendant Number: N.78 (1914)
N.89 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Palmer, Jarrow[2]
Laid down: 30 Mar, 1903[3]
Launched: 17 Mar, 1904[4]
Commissioned: 7 Feb, 1905[5]
Sold: 9 May, 1921[6]
Fate: to Ward, Grays[7]

H.M.S. Sapphire was one of four third class cruisers of the "Gem" class completed in 1904 and 1905.

Service

In 1910, Sapphire was leading the Fifth Destroyer Flotilla.

Re-commissioned at Devonport 2 October, 1911.[8]

In early 1913, Sapphire was with the Seventh Destroyer Flotilla, but was ordered to transfer to Second Fleet from 1 July 1913, being replaced by Skirmisher after Manœuvres.[9]

She paid off at Sheerness on 30 April, 1919.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 43.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 84.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 84.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 84.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 84.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 43.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 43.
  8. The Navy List. (August, 1913). p. 372.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 372.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 861.
  11. Lambert Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 279.
  12. Lambert Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 253/510.
  13. Cowan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 249.
  14. Cowan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 249.
  15. Alexander-Sinclair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 361.
  16. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 372.
  17. Alexander-Sinclair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 361.
  18. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 372.
  19. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 36.
  20. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 372.
  21. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 36.
  22. St. John Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/83. f. 90. Indicates 20th Dec.
  23. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 372.
  24. St. John Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/83. f. 90.
  25. Brown Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/445. f. 496.
  26. The Navy List. (August, 1913). p. 372.
  27. Brown Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/445. f. 496.
  28. Somerville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/361. f. 361.
  29. The Navy List. (September, 1914). p. 379.
  30. Somerville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/361. f. 361.
  31. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/291. f. 319.
  32. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 397v.
  33. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/291. f. 319.
  34. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 397u.
  35. Sells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 196.
  36. Sells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 196.

Bibliography


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