H.M.S. Shannon (1906)

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H.M.S. Shannon (1906)
Pendant Number: 92 (1914)
8A (Jan 1918)
74 (Apr 1918)
N.25 (Jun 1918)[1]
Builder: Chatham Royal Dockyard[2]
Ordered: 1904-05 Programme[3]
Laid down: 2 Jan, 1905[4]
Launched: 20 Sep, 1906[5]
Commissioned: 10 Mar, 1908[6]
Sold: 12 Dec, 1922[7]
Fate: Scrapped

Contents

Torpedoes

In 1913, Shannon and Cochrane were to be allocated 18-in Fiume Mark III** H. torpedos.[8]

Service

Shannon commissioned at Chatham on 10 March, 1908, under Captain James A. Fergusson, with the crew from the Leviathan and ratings from Chatham. Rear-Admiral George A. Callaghan, commanding the Fifth Cruiser Squadron, transferred his flag from Leviathan to Shannon on the same day.[9]

Shannon recommissioned at Sheerness on 5 March, 1912.[10]

From at least December 1912[11] through at least the end of 1915,[12] she was serving as flagship in the Second Cruiser Squadron.

She recommissioned at Sheerness 10 March, 1914.[13]

Shannon paid off on 2 May, 1919.[14]

Battle of Jutland

Main article: H.M.S. Shannon at the Battle of Jutland

Radio

In mid-1913, it was decided to purchase a Type 9 Cruiser Auxiliary set for her.[15]

Alterations

In late July 1914, the ship received one of five Waymouth-Cooke Rangefinders purchased for evaluation, possibly of a new model.[16]

In October 1914, the ship was to be given 15 Pattern 1582 Electric Radiators to warm cabins whose stoves could not be used for heating them.[17]

An order for a design for a director system for Shannon was issued on 22 February 1915 and orders for its supply made 12 April, 1916. Priorities for director fittings were such, however that it was only installed in October 1918.[18]

Captains

Dates of appointment given:

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 44.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 44.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 73.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 73.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 44.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 73.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 44.
  8. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1913. p. 8.
  9. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 9 March, 1908. Issue 38589, col D, p. 11.
  10. The Navy List (July, 1913), p. 374.
  11. Handwritten notes in Albert Francis Barclay Bridges papers at The Caird Library at the National Maritime Museum. [BRG 1/1]
  12. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List (November, 1915) p. 6.
  13. The Navy List (April, 1914), p. 378.
  14. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 863.
  15. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1913. W/T Appendix, p. 13.
  16. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 219 of 31 July 1914.
  17. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 512 of 16 Oct, 1914.
  18. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 23. p. 15.
  19. Fergusson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 199.
  20. Baird Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 249.
  21. The Navy List (April, 1913). p. 374.
  22. Dumaresq Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 340.
  23. Molteno Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 260.
  24. The Navy List (December, 1918). p. 906a.
  25. The Navy List (February, 1919). p. 906a.

Bibliography


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