H.M.S. Venerable (1899)

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H.M.S. Venerable (1899)
Pendant Number: 96 (1914)
A8 (Jan 1918)
N.36 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Chatham Royal Dockyard[2]
Ordered: 1898-99 Programme[3]
Laid down: 2 Jan, 1899[4]
Launched: 2 Nov, 1899[5]
Completed: Nov, 1902[6]
Commissioned: 12 Nov, 1902
Sold: 4 Jun, 1920[7]
Fate: Scrapped in Germany

H.M.S. Venerable was a pre-dreadnought battleship of the Royal Navy completed in 1902.

Service

Captain George E. Patey commissioned the Venerable at Chatham on 12 November, 192, as flagship of the Second-in-Command in the Mediterranean.[8]

On 6 January, 1912 Venerable went into dry dock at Gibraltar for her annual refit.

In mid-1913, she was operating with Second Fleet.[9]

Venerable paid off on 27 December, 1916.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

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 3 minute, 23 seconds.  The best time was achieved by Cressy at 50.75 seconds, though 2:30 was more typical.[44]

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 30.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 37.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 37.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 37.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 30.
  6. Burt. British Battleships: 1889-1904. p. 215.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 30.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 29 October, 1902. Issue 36911, col B, p. 9.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 389.
  10. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 398r.
  11. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 29 October, 1902. Issue 36911, col B, p. 9.
  12. Patey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1009.
  13. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 389.
  14. Henniker-Hughan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 383.
  15. Henniker-Hughan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 383.
  16. Henniker-Hughan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 383.
  17. Pelly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 483.
  18. Pelly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 483.
  19. Savory Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 34.
  20. Savory Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 34.
  21. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 389.
  22. Fawckner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/374. ff. 445-6.
  23. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 389.
  24. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/136. f. 161.
  25. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/136. f. 161.
  26. Sandeman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 4.
  27. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 389.
  28. Sandeman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 4.
  29. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 387.
  30. Morgan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 323.
  31. Morgan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 323.
  32. Ryan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 339.
  33. Ryan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 339.
  34. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 398u.
  35. Bernard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 15.
  36. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 398v.
  37. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  38. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  39. Oldham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/187. f. 201.
  40. Oldham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/187. f. 201.
  41. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 924.
  42. Coles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/167. f. 168.
  43. Coles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/167. f. 168.
  44. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1904. pp. 45-7.

Bibliography


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