H.M.S. Triumph (1870)

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H.M.S. Triumph (1870)
Builder: Palmer Shipbuilding and Iron Company, Jarrow[1]
Laid down: 31 Aug, 1868[2]
Launched: 27 Sep, 1870[3]
Commissioned: 8 Apr, 1873[4]
Sold: 1921[5]
H.M.S. Triumph was one of two Swiftsure Class central battery ironclads completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

In mid-1877, Hercules and Triumph required new boilers to replace their worn-out equipment. As none were available at Portsmouth, new ones were ordered by contract.[6]

Commissioned at Portsmouth on 1 January, 1885 under command of Captain Henry Rose for service in the Pacific as Flag Ship. Rear-Admiral Michael Culme-Seymour would be appointed to hoist his flag in her on 4 July, 1885.[7]

In February, 1888, she was still flagship on the Pacific Station, bearing the Commander-in-Chief, Rear-Admiral Algernon C. F. Heneage.[8]

She commissioned on 24 June, 1901 as a depot ship for T.Bs. and T.B.Ds., with eight destroyers under her care.[9]

She was renamed H.M.S. Tenedos in 1904 and became, briefly, a depot ship for destroyers. She moved to Chatham Dockyard in 1906 to become a training establishment.

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 16.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 16.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 16.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 16.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 16.
  6. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), 7 May 1877, p. 6.
  7. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 243.
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1888). p. 187.
  9. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 309.
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1888). p. 236.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1890). p. 252d.
  12. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 308.
  13. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 309.
  14. Oldham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/187. f. 201.
  15. Oldham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/187. f. 201.
  16. Carr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/261. f. 288.
  17. Carr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/261. f. 288.


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