H.M.S. Vesuvius (1874)

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H.M.S. Vesuvius (1874)
Builder: Pembroke Royal Dockyard[1]
Laid down: 16 Mar, 1873[2]
Launched: 24 Mar, 1874[3]
Completed: 11 Sep, 1874[4]
Broken up: 1924[5]

The torpedo vessel H.M.S. Vesuvius was completed for the Royal Navy in 1874.

Design & Construction

Vesuvius was the first ship in the Royal Navy to carry Whitehead torpedoes, being equipped to carry up to ten.[6]

Machinery

With no funnel and machinery designed for a quiet delivery of a modest 9.7 knots, this vessel might have proven a stealthy attacker at night.

Armament

Service

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 88.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 88.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 88.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 88.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 88.
  6. Kemp. H.M. Destroyers. p. 8.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1875). p. 182.
  8. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 245.
  9. The Navy List. (February, 1888). p. 237.
  10. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 262.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 264.
  12. de Chair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 275.
  13. de Chair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 275.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 307.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 309a.
  16. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 309a.
  17. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  18. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  19. Napier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 296.
  20. Napier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 296.
  21. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 392.
  22. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 392.
  23. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  24. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  25. Walker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/135. f. 135.
  26. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 392.
  27. Walker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/135. f. 135.
  28. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  29. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 392.
  30. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  31. Grayson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 62. Day of month taken from predecessor's date of discharge.
  32. Grayson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 62.
  33. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 398x.
  34. Walker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/135. f. 135.
  35. Walker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/135. f. 135.
  36. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.
  37. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.

Bibliography

  • 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).


Torpedo Vessel H.M.S. Vesuvius