H.M.S. Antelope (1893)

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H.M.S. Antelope (1893)
Builder: Devonport[1]
Ordered: Naval Defence Act
Laid down: 21 Oct, 1889[2]
Launched: 12 Jul, 1893[3]
Completed: 18 Jul, 1894[4]
Sold: 27 May, 1919[5]
H.M.S. Antelope was one of 11 torpedo gunboats of the Alarm class.

Service

In August 1891, her construction continued after a fifteen month hiatus. The Times was by now referring to the entire Sharpshooter class as being "notoriously unsuccessful."[6]

On 19 January 1894, she was taken outside Plymouth breakwater for an eight hours trial of her machinery. Despite very low expectations, this trial delivered 17 knots in heavy seas and a force five wind.[7]

Unlike her surviving sisters, Antelope was not converted to a minesweeper during the first decade of the twentieth century. Instead reduced to harbour service in 1910, first as a tender to Mercury to support submarines,[8], she commissioned at Pembroke Dock on 25 June, 1910[9] and eventually served at Devonport as a training ship. She was sold to T. R. Sales for breaking up on 27 May, 1919.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 89.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 89.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 89.
  4. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 306.
  5. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 306.
  6. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Aug 14, 1891; pg. 8; Issue 33403.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jan 20, 1894; pg. 5; Issue 34166.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Mar 24, 1910; pg. 8; Issue 39228.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1911). p. 278.
  10. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 306.
  11. "The Naval Manoeuvres." The Times (London, England), July 12, 1894, Issue 34314, p.10.
  12. "The Naval Manoeuvres." The Times (London, England), July 19, 1895, Issue 34633, p.14.
  13. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jul 09, 1896; pg. 11; Issue 34938.
  14. The Navy List. (March, 1901). p. 224.
  15. Stokes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1243.
  16. Stokes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1243.
  17. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 225.
  18. Nicholson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 214.
  19. The Navy List. (January, 1904). p. 273.
  20. Nicholson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 214.
  21. The Navy List. (January, 1912). p. 278.
  22. Shuter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/283. f. 318.

Bibliography


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