H.M.S. Skirmisher (1905)

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H.M.S. Skirmisher (1905)
Pendant Number: D.55 (1914)
P.55 (Sep 1915)
N.95 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Vickers, Barrow[2]
Laid down: 29 Jul, 1903[3]
Launched: 7 Feb, 1905[4]
Commissioned: Jul, 1905[5]
Sold: 3 Mar, 1920[6]
Fate: to Ward, Preston[7]
H.M.S. Skirmisher was one of eight Sentinel class Scout Cruisers completed for the Royal Navy in 1905.

Service

As part of the Channel Fleet, Skirmisher started a refit in Devonport in August 1908, after Battle Practice.[8]

Skirmisher re-commissioned at Chatham on 1 July, 1913 for manoeuvres, destined for Seventh Destroyer Flotilla afterward.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 44.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 85.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 85.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 44.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 85.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 44.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 44.
  8. Report from Charles Beresford dated 10 April 1908 in Naval Policy - Strategy - Tactics: Miscellaneous papers from Private Office received by record office at The National Archives. ADM 116/942, unnumbered folio halfway within series.
  9. The Navy List. (August, 1913). p. 376.
  10. Cowan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 249.
  11. Cowan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 249.
  12. Tyrwhitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 125.
  13. Tyrwhitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 125.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 376.
  15. Reeves Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 57.
  16. Reeves Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 57.
  17. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  18. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 376.
  19. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  20. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 376.
  21. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 419.
  22. The Navy List. (August, 1913). p. 376.
  23. Sparks Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 341.
  24. Sparks Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 341.
  25. St. John Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/83. f. 90.
  26. The Navy List. (February, 1914). p. 374.
  27. St. John Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/83. f. 90.
  28. Brown Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/445. f. 496.
  29. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 398b.
  30. Brown Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/445. f. 496.
  31. Brown Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/445. f. 496.
  32. Brown Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/445. f. 496.
  33. Cochrane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/10. f. 11.
  34. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 397y.
  35. Cochrane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/10. f. 11.
  36. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 908.

Bibliography


Sentinel Class Scout Cruiser
Vickers/Sentinel Group
  Sentinel Skirmisher  
Cammell Laird/Pathfinder Group
  Pathfinder Patrol  
Fairfield/Forward Group
  Foresight Forward  
Armstrong/Adventure Group
  Adventure Attentive  
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