H.M.S. Jupiter (1895)

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H.M.S. Jupiter (1895)
Pendant Number: D.50 (1914)
P.50 (Sep 1915)
N.64 (1918)[1]
Builder: Thomson[2]
Ordered: 1893[3]
Laid down: 26 Apr, 1894[4]
Launched: 18 Nov, 1895[5]
Completed: May, 1897[6]
Commissioned: 8 Jun, 1897
Sold: 15 Jan, 1920[7]
Fate: Scrapped

H.M.S. Jupiter was a battleship of the Majestic class, launched in 1895, and sold for scrap in 1920. She was the fourth warship to bear the name of the king of the Gods of Roman mythology.

Service

Jupiter commissioned at Chatham on 8 June, 1897, Captain Angus MacLeod in command.[8]

She recommissioned at Devonport on 23 December, 1913.[9]

In mid-July, 1914, the ship was ordered to take up station in the Humber as part of a force of four Majestic class battleships and two Cressy class cruisers being sent there to be demobilised on the 25th. Her crew was to be transferred to Canopus.[10]

Jupiter re-commissioned on 12 August, 1915.[11]

Jupiter paid off on 22 December, 1916.[12]

Radio

By the end of 1901, she was fitted or due to receive a "1 to 52" W/T set.[13]

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 5 minutes, 50 seconds. The best time was achieved by Cressy at 50.75 seconds, though 2:30 was more typical.[14]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 29.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 29.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 34.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 34.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 29.
  6. Burt. British Battleships: 1889-1904. p. 147.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 29.
  8. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 9 June, 1897. Issue 35225, col C, p. 10.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 333.
  10. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 140 of 17 July 1914.
  11. Denison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/456. f. 526.
  12. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 394v.
  13. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1901. p. 111.
  14. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1904. pp. 45-7.
  15. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 24 May, 1897. Issue 35211, col E, p. 12.
  16. MacLeod Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 824.
  17. MacLeod Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 824.
  18. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 265.
  19. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 272.
  20. Poore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1049.
  21. Poore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1049.
  22. Startin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 502.
  23. Startin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 502.
  24. Yelverton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 135.
  25. Yelverton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 135.
  26. Warren Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1367.
  27. Warren Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 290.
  28. De Salis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 320.
  29. De Salis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 345.
  30. Eyres Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 9.
  31. Eyres Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 9.
  32. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 202.
  33. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 335.
  34. Gillett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 123.
  35. Gillett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 123.
  36. Savill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 104.
  37. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 335.
  38. Savill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 104.
  39. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 25 October, 1909. Issue 39099, col E, p. 4.
  40. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 335.
  41. Gilpin-Brown Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 395.
  42. Fowler Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 417.
  43. Miller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/382. f. 456.
  44. Miller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/382. f. 456.
  45. Nicholas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 306.
  46. Nicholas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 306.
  47. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 305.
  48. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 335.
  49. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 305.
  50. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 232.
  51. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 232.
  52. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 335.
  53. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 333.
  54. Le Mesurier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 56.
  55. Wake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 125.
  56. Wake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 125.
  57. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 395e.
  58. Blunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 109.
  59. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/483. f. 488.
  60. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395o-p.
  61. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/483. f. 488.
  62. Bernard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/96. f. ?.
  63. Bernard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/96. f. ?.
  64. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 394v.
  65. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 824.

Bibliography


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