H.M.S. Spanker (1889)

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H.M.S. Spanker (1889)
Builder: Devonport DYd[1]
Laid down: 12 Apr, 1888[2]
Launched: 27 Feb, 1889[3]
Completed: 17 Oct, 1890[4]
Sold: 20 Mar, 1920[5]
H.M.S. Spanker was one of thirteen Sharpshooter class torpedo gunboats.

Service

In mid-December 1895, she departed Devonport to undergo trials of new Du Temple boilers in the English Channel.[6] These trials would be prolonged, and continue beyond mid-February, 1896 when she recorded 3,700 indicated horsepower for 19 knots on a four hour full power trial.[7] She passed into "A" Division of the Fleet Reserve at the end of April, and was earmarked to relieve either Sheldrake or Salamander when they came in to receive similar boiler upgrades.[8]

In 1908, she and the four other survivors were taken in hand for conversion to minesweepers.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 89.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 89.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 89.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 89.
  5. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 305.
  6. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Dec 05, 1895; pg. 10; Issue 34752.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Feb 15, 1896; pg. 12; Issue 34814.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Apr 29, 1896; pg. 12; Issue 34877.
  9. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 89.
  10. Slater Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1200.
  11. Slater Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1200.
  12. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, May 22, 1896; pg. 10; Issue 34897.
  13. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 297.
  14. The Navy List. (March, 1900). p. 299.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1904). p. 377.
  16. Houseman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 158.
  17. Houseman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 158.
  18. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 376.
  19. Dugmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/104. f. 104.
  20. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 376.
  21. The Monthly Navy List. (March, 1911). p. 376.
  22. The Navy List. (July, 1911). p. 376.
  23. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 376.
  24. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 377.
  25. Washington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/514. f. 517.
  26. Washington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/514. f. 517.
  27. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 381a.
  28. Corbyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/186. f. 591.
  29. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 398c.
  30. Corbyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/186. f. 591.
  31. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 397z.
  32. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 909.

Bibliography


Sharpshooter Class Torpedo Gunboat
Royal Navy Ships
Boomerang Gleaner Gossamer Karakatta Salamander
  Seagull Sharpshooter Sheldrake  
  Skipjack Spanker Speedwell  
Royal Indian Marine Ships
  Assaye Plassey  
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