H.M.S. Superb (1875)

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H.M.S. Superb (1875)
Builder: Thames Ironworks, Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Blackwall[1]
Purchased: 20 Feb, 1878[2]
Laid down: 1873[3]
Launched: 16 Nov, 1875[4]
Completed: 15 Nov, 1880[5]
Sold: 1906[6]

H.M.S. Superb was originally built for Turkey as Hamidieh, but was purchased for service during the Russian war scare.

Construction and Service

Re-commissioned at Malta on 22 December, 1883 for service in the Mediterranean.[7]

Re-commissioned at Chatham on 14 April, 1891 to replace the turret ship H.M.S. Ajax as Coast Guard ship at Greenock with officers and crew turned over by that ship.[8]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 18.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 18.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 18.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 18.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 18.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 18.
  7. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 239.
  8. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 255.
  9. Cleveland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 220.
  10. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 239.
  11. Cleveland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. ?.
  12. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 255.
  13. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 4 May, 1893. Issue 33942, col E, p. 6.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 257.
  15. Grenfell Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/36/1261. f. 564.
  16. "The Naval Mobilization." The Times (London, England), 11 July 1900, p. 9.
  17. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 305.
  18. Ruck-Keene Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 451.
  19. Ruck-Keene Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 451.

Bibliography

  • Chesneau, Robert; Kolesnik, Eugene (editors) (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).