H.M.S. Venus (1895)

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H.M.S. Venus (1895)
Pendant Number: P.36 (1914)
P.2C (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Fairfield[2]
Ordered: 1893-94 Programme[3]
Laid down: 28 Jun, 1894[4]
Launched: 5 Sep, 1895[5]
Commissioned: 9 Nov, 1897[6]
Sold: 22 Sep, 1921[7]
Fate: to Cohen[8]

H.M.S. Venus was completed in 1897 as one of nine Eclipse class cruisers, but she served in the Great War as a destroyer depot ship.

Service

Venus was commissioned at Chatham on 9 November, 1897, by Captain Sir A. Berkeley Milne, Bart., for service in the Mediterranean.[9][10]

She completed to special complement at Portsmouth on 20 December, 1911. In mid-1913, she was acting as depot ship for the First Destroyer Flotilla.[11]

Radio

In 1901, the ship is one of just two of her class of nine not noted as having or being slated to receive a "1 to 52" W/T set.[12] Perhaps she received equipment sometime soon afterward.[Inference]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

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. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 40.
  9. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 19 October, 1897. Issue 35338, col D, p. 8.
  10. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 25 October, 1897. Issue 35343, col D, p. 10.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 390.
  12. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1901. pp. 111-112.
  13. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 522.
  14. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 522.
  15. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 306.
  16. Milne Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 891.
  17. Milne Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 891.
  18. Tudor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 1330.
  19. Tudor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 1330.
  20. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  21. Tupper Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1336.
  22. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 229.
  23. Tupper Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1336.
  24. Tupper Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1336.
  25. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 13 July, 1905. Issue 37758, col D, p. 10.
  26. Eyre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 140.
  27. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 659.
  28. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 659.
  29. Keyes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 277.
  30. Keyes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 277.
  31. Benson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 240.
  32. Benson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 240.
  33. "Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 11 November, 1911. Issue 39740, col B, p. 13.
  34. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 23 April, 1912. Issue 39880, col G, p. 16.
  35. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 390.
  36. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  37. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  38. Somerville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/361. f. 361.
  39. Somerville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/361. f. 361.
  40. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/463. f. 517.
  41. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 398r.
  42. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/463. f. 517.
  43. Turton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/100. f. 111.
  44. Turton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/100. f. 111.
  45. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 925-925a.
  46. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  47. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.

Bibliography

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


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