H.M.S. Angora (1910)

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H.M.S. Angora (1910)
Pendant Number: N.40 (Apr 1915)
N.04 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: William Denny & Brothers, Dumbarton[2]
Yard Number: 925[3]
Launched: 1 Dec, 1910[4]
Commissioned: 27 Feb, 1915[5]
Returned: 15 Nov, 1919[6]
Fate: to civil use

H.M.S. Angora was a merchant ship which entered mercantile service in 1911 which was converted for use as a minelayer in 1915 for work with the Royal Navy.

Service

Angora worked on the Northern Barrage.[7]

Angora laid 14,729 mines during her Royal Navy service.[8]

The British criticised her for her slow speed and a low drop point that made active work in a following sea difficult to impossible, but noted that she had good arrangements for embarking mines, using her normal winches to lower them through special hatches.[9]

Armament

Guns

Her guns were as follows.[10]

  • three 4.7-in
  • two 6-pdr H.A. guns

Mines

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 118.
  2. Clydesite.co.uk
  3. Clydesite.co.uk
  4. Clydesite.co.uk
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 118.
  6. Clydesite.co.uk
  7. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, Mining Appendix, 1917-18. Plate 7.
  8. Clydesite.co.uk
  9. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, Mining Appendix, 1917-18. p. 12.
  10. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 118.
  11. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, Mining Appendix, 1917-18. p. 12.
  12. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 118.
  13. Petre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/434. f. 485.
  14. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 400x.
  15. Petre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/434. f. 485.

Bibliography


Minelayer H.M.S. Angora