H.M.S. Triumph (1903)

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H.M.S. Triumph (1903)
Pendant Number: no data[1]
Builder: Vickers[2]
Ordered: Purchased 3 Dec, 1903[3]
Laid down: 26 Feb, 1902[4]
Launched: 15 Jan, 1903[5]
Commissioned: 21 Jun, 1904[6]
Torpedoed: 25 May, 1915[7]
Fate: by U 21 off Dardanelles

H.M.S. Triumph was originally built for Chile as Libertad, and purchased along with sister Swiftsure on 3 December, 1903.[8] As a consequence, she did not resemble contemporary British ships.

Service

Recommissioned at Sheerness on 11 April, 1913.[9]

Recommissioned 28 August 1913 with Captain Philip Streatfeild.[10]

Triumph served in China until 1915 and then moved to the Mediterranean.[11]

Loss

Triumph was torpedoed through her deployed anti-torpedo netting,[12] and despite being underway in a circle.[13] Chelmer removed nearly her entire crew in twenty minutes alongside.[14]

Alterations

In 1913 it was approved that Triumph receive a Mark III Dumaresq, Pattern 760. Having been supplied with the Mark III variant, she was to surrender a Mark I instrument.[15]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 31.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 31.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 31.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 39.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 31.
  6. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 388.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 31.
  8. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 31.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 387.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 385.
  11. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 31.
  12. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 31.
  13. Smith. Hard Lying. p. 78.
  14. Smith. Hard Lying. p. 78.
  15. Admiralty Weekly Orders. "283.—Instruments, Rate of Change, Dumaresq, Mark III, Pattern 760—Supply of, to certain Ships." N.S. 2066/13.—6.6.1913. The National Archives. ADM 182/4.
  16. Burney Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 180.
  17. Burney Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 84/180.
  18. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1237.
  19. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1237.
  20. Brock Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 220.
  21. Brock Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 220.
  22. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 446.
  23. Pears Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 86.
  24. Pears Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 86.
  25. Pakenham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 13.
  26. Pakenham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 13.
  27. Eyre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 140.
  28. Eyre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 140.
  29. Waymouth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 164.
  30. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 387.
  31. Waymouth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 164.
  32. Bridson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 273.
  33. Bridson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 273.
  34. Fullerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 518.
  35. Fullerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 518.
  36. Bax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/133. f. 133.
  37. Bax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/133. f. 133.
  38. Watson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 367.
  39. Watson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 367.
  40. Streatfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/260. ff. 285, 286.
  41. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 385.
  42. Streatfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/260. ff. 285, 286.
  43. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 386.
  44. Naval Operations. Volume II. pp. 196-200.

Bibliography

  • Dittmar, F.J.; Colledge, J.J. (1972). British Warships 1914–1919. London: Ian Allan.
  • Gray, Randal (editor) (1985). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
  • Admiralty, Gunnery Branch (1918). Handbook of Captain F. C. Dreyer's Fire Control Tables, 1918. C.B. 1456. Copy No. 10 at Admiralty Library, Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
  • Admiralty, Technical History Section (1919). The Technical History and Index: Fire Control in H.M. Ships. Vol. 3, Part 23. C.B. 1515 (23) now O.U. 6171/14. At The National Archives. ADM 275/19.


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