H.M.S. Kent (1901)

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H.M.S. Kent (1901)
Pendant Number: P.27 (1914)
P.80 (Sep 1915)
P.99 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Portsmouth Royal Dockyard[2]
Ordered: 1898-99 Programme[3]
Laid down: 12 Feb, 1900[4]
Launched: 6 Mar, 1901[5]
Commissioned: 1 Oct, 1903[6]
Sold: Jun, 1920[7]
Fate: at Hong Kong[8]

H.M.S. Kent was one of ten armoured cruisers of the Monmouth Class completed between 1903 and 1904.

There was also a heavy cruiser Kent launched in the 1920s.

Service

She recommissioned at Singapore on 23 December, 1911 under Allen Thomas Hunt, to return immediately to England.[9]

In 1938, her bell was among a number of ships' bells the Royal Navy offered for sale to officers and others interested. It commanded a price of between £3-£10 plus packing and shipping. Interested parties were to apply to win one at its stated price, stating any special attachment or claim they had to the item(s) applied for.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 42.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 70.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 70.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 70.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 70.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 70.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 42.
  8. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 42.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 335.
  10. "Ships' Bells for Sale." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Dec 17, 1938; pg. 19; Issue 48180.
  11. Gamble Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 506.
  12. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 336.
  13. Ashe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/39. f. 42.
  14. Ashe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/39. f. 42.
  15. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 241.
  16. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 338.
  17. de Horsey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 657.
  18. de Horsey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 657.
  19. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 335.
  20. Marescaux Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 859.
  21. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 336.
  22. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 301
  23. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 301
  24. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 335.
  25. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 354.
  26. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 395f.
  27. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44 f. 44.
  28. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 394w.
  29. Trewby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/452. f. 503.
  30. Trewby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/452. f. 503.
  31. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 825.

Bibliography

  • Dittmar, F.J.; Colledge, J.J. (1972). British Warships 1914–1919. London: Ian Allan.
  • 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).


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