H.M.S. Yarmouth (1911)

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H.M.S. Yarmouth (1911)
Pendant Number: 95 (Feb 1915)
1C (Jan 1918)
72 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: London & Glasgow[2]
Laid down: 27 Jan, 1910[3]
Launched: 12 Apr, 1911[4]
Commissioned: Apr, 1912[5]
Sold: 2 Jul, 1929[6]

H.M.S. Yarmouth was one of four Weymouth class light cruisers. She was completed in 1912.

Service

Yarmouth commissioned at Chatham on 18 April, 1912.[7]

In mid-1913, she was active in the Mediterranean.[8]

At the Battle of Jutland, she was one of four light cruisers of the Third Light Cruiser Squadron screening the battlecruisers under Captain Thomas D. Pratt. Yarmouth acted as the linking ship between the L.C.S. and Lion.[9]

A Sopwith Pup fighter plane successfully flew off a 20 foot long ramp constructed on Yarmouth's forecastle in June, 1917. The ramp was replaced by an improved platform, which Lieutenant-Commander Cecil Hunter Boyd Gowan proved quite helpful in installing some weeks later.[10][11] The ship was also fitted with a director in June, an alteration which required her pole mast to be replaced with a tripod mast for greater rigidity.[12]

Yarmouth was re-commissioned with Reserve Complement on 8 December, 1920.[13]

Yarmouth was re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 31 March, 1922, tender to H.M. Signal School, Portsmouth.[14]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 45.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 45.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 52.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 45.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 52.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 45.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 398.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 397a.
  9. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 7, 33, 46.
  10. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 53.
  11. Gowan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/133. f. 72.
  12. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 23. pp. 11-12.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 902-945.
  14. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 846-898.
  15. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 397a.
  16. Alderson Service Record. The National Archives. 196/42. f. 455.
  17. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 398.
  18. Gilbert Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 19643/164. ff. 164, 248.
  19. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 399k-l.
  20. Gilbert Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 19643/164. ff. 164, 248.
  21. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 399h.
  22. Asser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/11. f.12.
  23. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 945a.
  24. Asser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/11. f.12.
  25. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 902-945.
  26. Marshall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/110. f. 117.
  27. Marshall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/110. f. 117.
  28. Fitzmaurice Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 8.
  29. Fitzmaurice Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 8.
  30. Salmond Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 312.
  31. Salmond Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 312.
  32. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 291.
  33. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  34. Custance Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 34.
  35. Custance Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 34.
  36. Howard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/55. f. 458.
  37. Howard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/55. f. 458.

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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