H.M.S. St. Vincent (1908)

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H.M.S. St. Vincent (1908)
Pendant Number: 16 (1914)
7A (Jan 1918)
85 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Portsmouth Royal Dockyard[2]
Laid down: 30 Dec, 1907[3]
Launched: 10 Sep, 1908
Commissioned: 3 May, 1910
Sold: 1 Dec, 1921[4]
Fate: Scrapped

Service

On the evening of 19 June, 1910 St. Vincent was undertaking firing practice three miles off Portland. For an unknown reason, three rounds were fired which were heard to pass over Lulworth Cove and the village of West Lulworth.

She recommissioned at Portsmouth on 28 May, 1912[5] as flagship of Read-Admiral, First Battle Squadron.[6]

She recommissioned in Reserve at Portsmouth on 4 December, 1919.[7]

On 23 April, 1920, Cole C. Fowler transferred his flag to St. Vincent from Birkenhead as Reserve Fleet (Royal Navy).[8]

Jutland

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

St. Vincent was commanded by William W. Fisher at the Battle of Jutland, and operating with the Grand Fleet's First Battle Squadron. She reported firing 96 seemingly accurate shells by director without suffering damage.

Habitability

In October 1914, the ship was to be given 7 Pattern 1582 Electric Radiators to warm cabins whose stoves could not be used for heating them.[9]

Directors

In 1913, St. Vincent was slated as part of the seventeen ship order to receive a director for her main battery. It was fitted sometime between May and December, 1915.[10]

Spotting

In late 1913, the ship landed a Pattern 740 Zeiss stereo spotting telescope Mark II at Portsmouth in order to take on a Ross Pattern 873 model for a three-month comparative evaluation.[11]

Radio

By the end of 1913, she and the rest of the First Battle Squadron were all equipped with Battleship Auxiliary W/T sets.[12]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 32.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 32.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 23.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 32.
  5. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 370-1.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 371.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 859.
  8. Fowler Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 417.
  9. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 512 of 16 Oct, 1914.
  10. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 23. pp. 9-10.
  11. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 662 of 21 Nov, 1913.
  12. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1913. W/T Appendix, p. 13.
  13. Nicholson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 457.
  14. Nicholson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 457.
  15. Nicholson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 457.
  16. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 371.
  17. Nicholson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 457.
  18. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 397u.
  19. Fisher Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 45.
  20. The Navy List. (January, 1919). p. 901.
  21. Reeves Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 57.
  22. Reeves Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 57.
  23. Harper Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 507.
  24. Harper Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 507.
  25. "Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 3 February, 1919. Issue 42014, col F, p. 16.
  26. Vivian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 63.
  27. Vivian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 63.
  28. "Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 17 March, 1919. Issue 42050, col F, p. 21.
  29. Powlett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 358.
  30. Powlett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 358.
  31. The Navy List. (August, 1919). p. 901.
  32. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 859.

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