H.M.S. Falmouth (1910)

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H.M.S. Falmouth (1910)
Pendant Number: 90 (1914)[1]
Builder: William Beardmore & Company[2]
Laid down: 21 Feb, 1910[3]
Launched: 20 Sep, 1910[4]
Commissioned: Sep, 1911[5]
Torpedoed: 19 Aug, 1916
Fate: by U 63

Service

In early 1913, she was attached to the Second Battle Squadron, but was to join the Second Light Cruiser Squadron on 30 June.[6]

On 5 August, 1914, she lost two seamen to drowning - the first Royal Navy operational casualties in the Great War.[7]

In January, 1915, she was assigned to the newly-created Second Light Cruiser Squadron, acting as flagship. In March, she would be sent over to the new Third Light Cruiser Squadron.

Battle of Jutland

At the Battle of Jutland, she was one of four light cruisers of the Third Light Cruiser Squadron screening the battlecruisers, operating under Captain John D. Edwards.[8]

Alterations

In October 1914, the ship was to be given 4 Pattern 1582 Electric Radiators to warm cabins whose stoves could not be used for heating them.[9]

Falmouth was lost before she could be fitted with a director.[10]

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. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 312.
  7. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 1.
  8. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 33, 46.
  9. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 512 of 16 Oct, 1914.
  10. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 23. pp. 11-12.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 312.
  12. Grant Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 461.
  13. Grant Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 461.
  14. Napier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 440.
  15. Napier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 440.
  16. "Naval and Military" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 1 December, 1913. Issue 40383, col F, p. 72.
  17. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 394d.
  18. Edwards Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. ?.

Bibliography


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