H.M.S. Sirius (1890)

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H.M.S. Sirius (1890)
Pendant Number: N.20 (1914)
N.94 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Company, Elswick[2]
Laid down: Sep, 1889[3]
Launched: 27 Oct, 1890[4]
Commissioned: 1891[5]
Blockship: 23 Apr, 1918[6]

H.M.S. Sirius was one of 21 Apollo class second-class cruisers completed in the early to mid 1890s.

Service

She was commissioned on 8 July 1896 in order to participate in the Annual Manoeuvres of 1896 under the command of Captain Robert . J. Montgomerie.[7][8][9]

Sirius recommissioned at Devonport on 1 February, 1912. In mid-1913, she was operating in the West Atlantic.[10]

She recommissioned on 27 January, 1914.[11]

In April, 1914, she was to proceed from Devonport to Gibraltar with relief crews to carry further onward to New Zealand. However, this plan was cancelled and she was left behind.[12][13]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 39.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 76.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 76.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 76.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 76.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 76.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jun 26, 1896; pg. 7; Issue 34927.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jul 09, 1896; pg. 11; Issue 34938.
  9. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 10, 1896; pg. 8; Issue 34939.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 376.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 374.
  12. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Apr 11, 1914; pg. 14; Issue 40495.
  13. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Apr 22, 1914; pg. 6; Issue 40504.
  14. Rolleston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/365. ff. 1118, 1121.
  15. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 245.
  16. Rolleston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/365. ff. 1118, 1121.
  17. Pipon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/237. f. 1037.
  18. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 255.
  19. Pipon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/237. f. 1037.
  20. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jul 09, 1896; pg. 11; Issue 34938.
  21. Montgomerie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 343.
  22. Montgomerie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 343.
  23. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1239.
  24. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1239.
  25. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 9 November, 1897. Issue 35356, col C, p. 6.
  26. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 293.
  27. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 293.
  28. Lyon Service Record at The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 446.
  29. Lyon Service Record at The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 446.
  30. Moore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 689.
  31. Moore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 689.
  32. Anstruther Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 96.
  33. Anstruther Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 96.
  34. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 375.
  35. Fyler Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/155. f. 182.
  36. Fyler Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/155. f. 182.
  37. Lowther-Crofton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/316. f.347.
  38. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 375.
  39. Lowther-Crofton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/316. f.347.
  40. Copleston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/99. f. 110.
  41. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 375.
  42. Copleston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/99. f. 110.
  43. Lowther-Crofton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/316. f.347.
  44. Lowther-Crofton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/316. f.347.
  45. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 376.
  46. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 376.
  47. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 374.
  48. Vivian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 63.
  49. Vivian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 63.
  50. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 397y.
  51. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 129.

Bibliography


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