H.M.S. Benbow (1885)

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H.M.S. Benbow (1885)
Builder: Thames Ironworks, Shipbuilding and Engineering Company[1]
Laid down: 1 Nov, 1882[2]
Launched: 15 Jun, 1885[3]
Commissioned: 14 Jun, 1888[4]
Sold: 13 Jul, 1909
Fate: Scrapped

Completed in 1888, H.M.S. Benbow was one of six "Admiral" class battleships.

Radio

In 1901, while serving in the Reserve Squadron, she had or was slated to receive a "1 to 52" W/T set.[5]

Service

On 24 February, 1891, Captain Harry H. Rawson, commanded the ship, in company with Inflexible (Captain Henry Coey Kane) to be target of a night time torpedo boat attack in Volo Bay. Four second-class boats, one from Benbow, one from Inflexible and two from Hecla.[6]

She was brought to full complement to participate in the Annual Manoeuvres of 1896 under the command of Eustace Rooke.[7][8][9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 30.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 30.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 30.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 30.
  5. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1901. p. 111.
  6. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1891. pp. 146-8, Plate 53.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jun 26, 1896; pg. 7; Issue 34927.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jul 09, 1896; pg. 11; Issue 34938.
  9. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 10, 1896; pg. 8; Issue 34939.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 203.
  11. "The Naval Manoeuvres." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 16, 1892; pg. 17; Issue 33692.
  12. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, Jul 10, 1893; pg. 10; Issue 33999.
  13. Grenfell Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/36/1261. f. 564.
  14. Grenfell Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/36/1261. f. 564.
  15. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 229.
  16. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 230.
  17. Pelly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/221. ff. 1021, 1027.
  18. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 233.
  19. Pelly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/221. ff. 1021, 1027.

Bibliography


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