H.M.S. Topaze (1903)

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H.M.S. Topaze (1903)
Pendant Number: P.29 (1914)
P.2A (Sep 1915)
P.1C (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Laird, Birkenhead[2]
Laid down: 14 Aug, 1902[3]
Launched: 23 Jul, 1903[4]
Commissioned: 6 Dec, 1904[5]
Sold: 22 Sep, 1921[6]
Fate: to Cohen[7]

H.M.S. Topaze was the first of four third class cruisers of the "Gem" class completed in 1904 and 1905.

Service

In mid-1913, Topaze was serving with Third Fleet.[8]

She paid off at Portsmouth on 7 October, 1919.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Alterations

In October 1914, the ship was to be given 6 Pattern 1582 Electric Radiators to warm cabins whose stoves could not be used for heating them.[38]

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 43.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 84.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 84.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 84.
  5. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 386.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 43.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 43.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 387.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 876.
  10. Bernard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 15.
  11. Bernard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 15.
  12. Blackett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 479.
  13. Blackett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 479.
  14. Bayly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 84.
  15. Bayly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 444.
  16. Charlton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 282.
  17. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 386.
  18. Charlton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 282.
  19. Leake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 69.
  20. Leake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 69.
  21. Tyrwhitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 125.
  22. Tyrwhitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 125.
  23. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 5 July, 1910. Issue 39316, col C, p. 9.
  24. Silver Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 46.
  25. Silver Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 46.
  26. Wintour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/224. f. 245.
  27. Wintour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/224. f. 245.
  28. Leith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/437. f. 439.
  29. The Navy List. (August, 1913). p. 387.
  30. Leith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/437. f. 439.
  31. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 398r.
  32. Fox Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 320.
  33. Fox Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 320.
  34. Brown Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/445. f. 496.
  35. Brown Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/445. f. 496.
  36. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 921.
  37. The Navy List. (October, 1919). p. 921.
  38. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 512 of 16 Oct, 1914.

Bibliography


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