H.M.S. Belleisle (1876)

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H.M.S. Belleisle (1876)
Builder: Samuda Brothers, Poplar[1]
Purchased: 13 Feb, 1878[2]
Laid down: 1874[3]
Launched: 12 Feb, 1876[4]
Completed: 19 Jul, 1878[5]
Sold: 1904[6]
H.M.S. Belleisle was laid down as Peki-Shereef for the Turkish Navy but was purchased for use in the Royal Navy as one of two Belleisle Class armoured rams.

Service

In February, 1888, she was flagship on the North America and West Indies Station, bearing the Commander-in-Chief, Vice-Admiral Algernon McL. Lyons.[7]

Belleisle participated in the Annual Manoeuvres of 1890 under the command of Captain The Hon. Richard Hare as part of a Reserve Fleet of the force representing the Royal Navy, headquartered in the Downs.[8]

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 18.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 18.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 18.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 18.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 18.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 18.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1888). p. 187.
  8. "Naval Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 19, 1890; pg. 12; Issue 33068.
  9. Barnardiston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/13. f. 449.
  10. Barnardiston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/13. f. 449.
  11. The Navy List. (February, 1888). p. 197.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1890). p. 197.
  13. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 202.
  14. Boardman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 125.
  15. Boardman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 125.

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