H.M.S. Talbot (1895)

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H.M.S. Talbot (1895)
Pendant Number: D.61 (1914)
P.61 (Sep 1915)
P.A7 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Devonport Royal Dockyard[2]
Ordered: 1893-94 Programme[3]
Laid down: 5 Mar, 1894[4]
Launched: 25 Apr, 1895[5]
Commissioned: 15 Sep, 1896[6]
Sold: 6 Dec, 1921[7]
Fate: Scrapped

H.M.S. Talbot was commissioned in 1897 as one of nine Eclipse class cruisers completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

On 10 October, 1907, a number of officers were appointed to Talbot for exercises, including Herbert J. O. Millar.[8]

In mid-1913, she was with Third Fleet, temporarily attached to the Seventh Destroyer Flotilla.[9]

Talbot was reduced to Reserve Commission 7 October, 1913.[10]

As part of the Channel Fleet, Talbot started a refit on 10 March 1908. She was projected to emerge on 16 May[11]

Radio

In 1901 while assigned to the China Squadron, the ship was noted as having or being slated to receive a "1 to 52" W/T set.[12]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Trimmer seems to contradict Norbury.

Torpedoes

In 1904, in a competition to investigate how rapidly submerged tubes could be fired four times sequentially, starting with the tube loaded and the bar out, the ship's crew was able to do this in 2 minutes, 48.5 seconds.  The best time was achieved by Cressy at 50.75 seconds, though times of 3-5 minutes were more typical.[51]

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 40.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 40.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 78.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 78.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 40.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 78.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 40.
  8. Millar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 325.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 381.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 380.
  11. Report from Charles Beresford dated 18 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. p. 1.
  12. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1901. p. 112.
  13. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 301.
  14. Gamble Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 47.
  15. Gamble Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 47.
  16. Carter Service Record. In our PDF for Arthur William Carter. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 198.
  17. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  18. Primrose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/257. f. 1061.
  19. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 305.
  20. Bayly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 84.
  21. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 306.
  22. Clarke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 352.
  23. Clarke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 352.
  24. Da Costa Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 266.
  25. Da Costa Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 266.
  26. Yelverton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 135.
  27. Yelverton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 135.
  28. Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 407.
  29. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 381.
  30. Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 407.
  31. Hutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 448.
  32. Hutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 448.
  33. Powlett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 358.
  34. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 381.
  35. Powlett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 358.
  36. Hyde Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 49.
  37. Hyde Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 49.
  38. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 381.
  39. St. John Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/83. f. 90.
  40. St. John Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/83. f. 90.
  41. Hickley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 108.
  42. Hickley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 108.
  43. The Navy List. (July, 1914). p. 380.
  44. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 383a.
  45. Date taken from his successor. Wray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 400.
  46. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 398n.
  47. Wray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 400.
  48. Wray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 400.
  49. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 398d.
  50. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 913.
  51. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1904. pp. 45-7.

Bibliography

  • Dittmar, F.J.; Colledge, J.J. (1972). British Warships 1914–1919. London: Ian Allan.


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