H.M.S. Howe (1885)

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H.M.S. Howe (1885)
Builder: Pembroke Royal Dockyard[1]
Laid down: 7 Jun, 1882[2]
Launched: 28 Apr, 1885[3]
Commissioned: Jul, 1889[4]
Sold: 11 Oct, 1910
Fate: Scrapped

Completed in 1889, H.M.S. Howe was one of six Admiral class battleships.

Service

Howe was launched on 29 April, 1885, by Miss Keith Stewart, niece of Admiral Sir W. Houston Stewart. The ship's engines were constructed by Messrs. Humphrys and Tennant.[5]

Howe received the last of a complete set of 67-ton guns on 2 July on a temporary basis merely to participate in the Annual Manoeuvres of 1889 under the command of Captain Compton E. Domvile.[6]

Howe participated in the Annual Manoeuvres of 1890 as part of the Hostile Fleet tasked with threatening British trade routes.

The ship ran onto rocks in Spain's Ferrol Harbour on 2 November, 1892. The Neptune Salvage Company received £35,000 for removing the ship, and the Spanish government received £6,472 for labour and materials. Rental of a steamer, salaries for seamen and what can only be considered bribes brough the total to £44,435.[7] An overhaul at Chatham DOckyard to make good the damage doubled this cost.

Radio

In 1901, though three sisters were listed as equipped or slated to be equipped with W/T kits, she is not mentioned.[8]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 29.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 29.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 29.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 29.
  5. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 30 April, 1885. Issue 31434, col A, p. 12.
  6. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), 3 July 1889, p. 14.
  7. Hampshire Telegraph and Naval Chronicle (Portsmouth, England), 27 July, 1895, p. 8.
  8. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1901. pp. 111-112.
  9. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/14. f. 243.
  10. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/14. f. 243.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 226.
  12. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 226.
  13. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 226.
  14. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 231.
  15. Boardman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 125.
  16. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 259.
  17. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 17 March, 1898. Issue 35466, col C, p. 6.
  18. Davis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/329. f. 294.
  19. Fleet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 101.
  20. Naval & Military Intelligence The Times (London). Thursday, 10 October 1901. Issue 36582, p. 8.
  21. "Appointments for the Naval Manoeuvres." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 09, 1904; pg. 12; Issue 37442.
  22. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. Book 2. f. 446.

Bibliography


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