H.M.S. Nelson (1925)

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H.M.S. Nelson (1925)
Pendant Number: 28[1]
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Company[2]
Laid down: 28 Dec, 1922[3]
Launched: 3 Sep, 1925[4]
Commissioned: 15 Aug, 1927[5]
Broken up: 1948[6]
H.M.S. Nelson was one of two Nelson Class dreadnoughts completed for the Royal Navy.

Construction

The citizens of Newcastle-upon-Tyne raised funds for a huge silver bell for Rodney, and the Admiralty agreed that the completed ship would visit the city to receive its bell at the proper time.[7] Hubert Brand took the new ship to the Firth, arriving on 19 September 1928 after picking up her bell.

Nelson had a silver bell, which had been cast by Messrs. Stone and Company of Deptford, being the largest silver bell ever cast. Its dimensions are not known, but they were larger than a bell cast by the same firm for H.M.S. Sussex, which was 18.5 inches high.[8]

Service

After completing trials under Captain The Hon. Matthew R. Best, the new battleship paid off on 9 June[9] before being commissioned at Portsmouth on 15 August, 1927 under the command of Captain Sidney Julius Meyrick.[10]

Re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 1 January, 1930.[11]

Re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 31 August, 1932.[12]

Re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 3 January, 1935 for service in the Second Battle Squadron of the Home Fleet.[13]

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Wikipedia
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 14.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 14.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 14.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 256.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 14.
  7. "Naval And Military." The Times (London, England), Monday, Oct 10, 1927; pg. 9; Issue 44708.
  8. "Naval, Military, And Air Force." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Mar 14, 1929; pg. 29; Issue 45151.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 256.
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 256.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 255.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 256.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 256.
  14. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 256.
  15. Best Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 192.
  16. Best Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 192.
  17. Binney Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/9. f. 412.
  18. Binney Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/9. f. 412.
  19. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  20. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  21. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 255.
  22. Curteis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/13. f. 13.
  23. Curteis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/13. f. 13.
  24. Macnamara Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/130. f. 238.
  25. Macnamara Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/130. f. 238.
  26. Willis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52. f. 460.
  27. Willis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52. f. 460.
  28. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 256.
  29. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  30. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  31. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  32. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  33. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  34. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  35. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  36. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  37. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  38. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  39. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  40. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.

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