John Brown & Company

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John Brown & Company was a Scottish shipbuilding concern during the Dreadnought Era. Originally founded as an engineering firm, it acquired the J. & G. Thomson shipbuilding firm, which had been winning contracts to build destroyers for the Royal Navy in 1899. Operation then continued under the Brown name.

Shipbuilding

Ship Type Launched Fate
H.M.S. Sutlej armoured cruiser 18 Nov, 1899 Sold 9 May, 1921
H.M.S. Thorn destroyer 17 Mar, 1900 Broken up 1919
H.M.S. Tiger destroyer 19 May, 1900 Collision 1908
H.M.S. Vigilant destroyer 16 Aug, 1900 Broken up 1920
H.M.S. Bacchante armoured cruiser 21 Feb, 1901 Sold 1 Jul, 1920
H.M.S. Leviathan armoured cruiser 3 Jul, 1901 Sold 3 Mar, 1920
H.M.S. Antrim armoured cruiser 8 Oct, 1903 Sold 19 Dec, 1922
H.M.S. Hindustan pre-dreadnought 19 Dec, 1903 Sold 9 May, 1921
H.M.S. Caronia armed merchant cruiser 13 Jul, 1904 Scrapped 1932
H.M.S. Avenger armed merchant cruiser 21 Feb, 1905 Scrapped 1932
H.M.S. Lusitania armed merchant cruiser 7 Jun, 1906 Torpedoed 7 May, 1915
H.M.S. Inflexible battlecruiser 26 Jun, 1907 Sold 1 Dec, 1921
H.M.S. Beagle destroyer 16 Oct, 1909 1 Nov, 1921
H.M.S. Bulldog destroyer 13 Nov, 1909 21 Sep, 1920
H.M.S. Foxhound destroyer 11 Dec, 1909 1 Nov, 1921
H.M.S. Bristol light cruiser 23 Feb, 1910 Sold 9 May, 1921
H.M.S. Acorn destroyer 1 Jul, 1910 Nov, 1921
H.M.S. Alarm destroyer 29 Aug, 1910 May, 1921
H.M.S. Brisk destroyer 20 Sep, 1910 Nov, 1921
H.M.S. Orama armed merchant cruiser c. 1911 Torpedoed 19 Oct, 1917
H.M.S. Hind destroyer 28 Jul, 1911 9 May, 1921
H.M.S. Alecto depot ship 29 Aug, 1911 Sold 7 Jul, 1949
H.M.A.S. Australia battlecruiser 25 Oct, 1911 Scuttled 12 Apr, 1924
H.M.S. Hornet destroyer 20 Dec, 1911 1921
H.M.S. Hydra destroyer 19 Feb, 1912 9 May, 1921
H.M.S. Southampton light cruiser 16 May, 1912 Sold
H.M.S. Acasta destroyer 10 Sep, 1912 May, 1921
H.M.S. Achates destroyer 14 Nov, 1912 May, 1921
H.M.S. Ambuscade destroyer 25 Jan, 1913 Sep, 1921
H.M.S. Aquitania armed merchant cruiser 21 Apr, 1913 Scrapped 1950
H.M.S. Tiger battlecruiser 15 Dec, 1913 Sold Feb, 1932
H.M.S. Milne destroyer 5 Oct, 1914 Sep, 1921
H.M.S. Barham dreadnought 31 Oct, 1914 Torpedoed 25 Nov, 1941
H.M.S. Morris destroyer 19 Nov, 1914
H.M.S. Melampus destroyer 16 Dec, 1914 22 Sep, 1921
H.M.S. Moorsom destroyer 20 Dec, 1914 Nov, 1921
H.M.S. Melpomene destroyer 1 Feb, 1915 9 May, 1921
H.M.S. Mons destroyer 1 May, 1915
H.M.S. Marne destroyer 29 May, 1915
H.M.S. Mameluke destroyer 14 Aug, 1915
H.M.S. Ossory destroyer 9 Oct, 1915
H.M.S. Napier destroyer 27 Nov, 1915
H.M.S. Canterbury light cruiser 21 Dec, 1915 Sold Jul, 1934
H.M.S. Repulse battlecruiser 8 Jan, 1916 Sunk 10 Dec, 1941
H.M.S. Narborough destroyer 2 Mar, 1916 Wrecked 12 Jan, 1918
H.M.S. Penn destroyer 8 Apr, 1916
H.M.S. Romola destroyer 14 May, 1916 13 Mar, 1930
H.M.S. E 35 submarine 20 May, 1916 Sold Sep, 1922
H.M.S. Peregrine destroyer 29 May, 1916
H.M.S. Rowena destroyer 1 Jul, 1916 Handed over 21 Jul, 1937
H.M.S. Restless destroyer 12 Aug, 1916 Handed over 23 Nov, 1936
H.M.S. E 36 submarine 16 Sep, 1916 Lost 17 Jan, 1917
H.M.S. Rigorous destroyer 30 Sep, 1916 5 Nov, 1926
H.M.S. Simoom destroyer 30 Oct, 1916 Torpedoed 23 Jan, 1917
H.M.S. E 50 submarine 13 Nov, 1916 Mined 1 Feb, 1918
H.M.S. Skate destroyer 11 Jan, 1917 4 Mar, 1947
H.M.S. Tarpon destroyer 10 Mar, 1917 4 Aug, 1927
H.M.S. Ceres light cruiser 24 Mar, 1917 Sold 5 Apr, 1946
H.M.S. Telemachus destroyer 21 Apr, 1917 26 Jul, 1927
H.M.S. Pegasus seaplane carrier 9 Jun, 1917 Sold 22 Aug, 1931
H.M.S. Vanoc destroyer 14 Jun, 1917
H.M.S. Vanquisher destroyer 18 Aug, 1917
H.M.S. Wakeful destroyer 6 Oct, 1917 Torpedoed 29 May, 1940
H.M.S. Watchman destroyer 2 Nov, 1917 23 Jul, 1945
H.M.S. Simoom destroyer 26 Jan, 1918
H.M.S. Scimitar destroyer 27 Feb, 1918
H.M.S. Scotsman destroyer 30 Mar, 1918
H.M.S. Scythe destroyer 25 Apr, 1918
H.M.S. Scout destroyer 27 Apr, 1918
H.M.S. Seabear destroyer 6 Jul, 1918
H.M.S. Seafire destroyer 10 Aug, 1918
H.M.S. Hood battlecruiser 22 Aug, 1918 Sunk 24 May, 1941
H.M.S. Searcher destroyer 11 Sep, 1918
H.M.S. Seawolf destroyer 2 Nov, 1918
H.M.S. Venomous destroyer 21 Dec, 1918 4 Mar, 1947
H.M.S. Verity destroyer 19 Mar, 1919 4 Mar, 1947
H.M.S. Veteran destroyer 26 Apr, 1919 Torpedoed 26 Sep, 1942
H.M.S. Enterprise light cruiser 23 Dec, 1919 Sold Apr, 1946
H.M.A.S. Australia heavy cruiser 17 Mar, 1927 Broken up 1955
H.M.A.S. Canberra heavy cruiser 31 May, 1927 Sunk
H.M.S. Acasta destroyer 8 Aug, 1929 Sunk 8 Jun, 1940
H.M.S. Achates destroyer 4 Oct, 1929 Sunk 31 Dec, 1942
H.M.S. Basilisk destroyer 6 Aug, 1930 Bombed 1 Jun, 1940
H.M.S. Beagle destroyer 29 Sep, 1930 Scrapped 1946
H.M.S. Fortune destroyer 29 Aug, 1934 Broken up 1946
H.M.S. Foxhound destroyer 12 Oct, 1934 Broken up 1948
H.M.S. Southampton light cruiser 10 Mar, 1936 Bombed 11 Jan, 1941
H.M.S. Icarus destroyer 26 Nov, 1936 Broken up 1946
H.M.S. Ilex destroyer 28 Jan, 1937 Broken up 1948

See Also

Footnotes

Bibliography

  • Burt, R. A. (1986). British Battleships of World War One. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).