H.M.S. Northampton (1876)

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H.M.S. Northampton (1876)
Builder: Robert Napier & Sons[1]
Laid down: 26 Oct, 1874[2]
Launched: 18 Nov, 1876[3]
Completed: 7 Dec, 1878[4]
Sold: Apr, 1905[5]
H.M.S. Northampton was one of two Nelson Class armoured cruisers completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

Northampton was re-commissioned at Antigua on 16 December, 1882 as flag ship of the North America and West Indies Station.[6]

Northampton participated in the Annual Manoeuvres of 1890 under the command of Captain Leicester C. Keppel as part of the Hostile Fleet tasked with threatening British trade routes.[7]

In May 1904, Captain Horsley grounded her and was reprimanded.[8]

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 64.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 64.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 64.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 64.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 64.
  6. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 226.
  7. "Naval Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 19, 1890; pg. 12; Issue 33068.
  8. Horsley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/87. f. 44.
  9. Digby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/14. f. 1039.
  10. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 226.
  11. Digby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/14. f. 1039.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1886). p. 226.
  13. Fleet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 101.
  14. Fleet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 101.
  15. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 238.
  16. "The Naval Manoeuvres." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 16, 1892; pg. 17; Issue 33692.
  17. Niblett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 955.
  18. Niblett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 955.
  19. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 276.
  20. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 285.
  21. Horsley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 69/649.
  22. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 349.

Bibliography


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