H.M.S. Aquarius (1900)

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H.M.S. Aquarius (1900)
Pendant Number: N.13 (1914)
N.06 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Austin & Son[2]
Launched: 1900
Sold: 14 May, 1920[3]

H.M.S. Aquarius was the former S. S. Hampstead, purchased in 1902 as a distillery vessel and converted into a depot ship.

Service

Aquarius completed conversion into a depot ship in 1907, commissioning on 11 June. By mid-1911 she was working with the Third Destroyer Flotilla of the Home Fleet.[4] She served the Eighth Destroyer Flotilla in the Forth in 1914-15 and then submarines in the Mediterranean in 1915. She finished the war as a water carrier and depot ship in the Mediterranean,[5] paying off at Chatham on 17 February, 1920.[6]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 293.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 293.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 293.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1911). p. 279.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 293.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 727.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 278.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1911). p. 279.
  9. Hamilton-Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/137/149. f. 152.
  10. Hamilton-Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/137/149. f. 152.
  11. Kiddle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/207. f. 236.
  12. Kiddle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/207. f. 236.
  13. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 278.
  14. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 391j.
  15. The Navy List. (December, 1919). p. 727.

Bibliography

  • Chesneau, Robert; Kolesnik, Eugene (editors) (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).