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She was ready for steam trials in mid-1896.{{NMI|Wednesday, June 10, 1896, Issue 34913, p.13}}  She underwent a satisfactory steam trial in the Channel off Plymouth on 15 December, 1897.{{NMI|Thursday, December 16, 1897, Issue 35388, p.7}}
 
She was ready for steam trials in mid-1896.{{NMI|Wednesday, June 10, 1896, Issue 34913, p.13}}  She underwent a satisfactory steam trial in the Channel off Plymouth on 15 December, 1897.{{NMI|Thursday, December 16, 1897, Issue 35388, p.7}}
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By 1901, she was a Coast Guard ship.{{ToL|Naval Strength|Monday, September 23, 1901, Issue 36567, p.8}}  In January 1902, it was announced that she would be sold.{{NMI|18 January 1902. p. 13}}
  
 
==Captains==
 
==Captains==

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H.M.S. Agamemnon (1879)
Builder: Chatham Royal Dockyard[1]
Laid down: 9 May, 1876[2]
Launched: 17 Sep, 1879[3]
Completed: 29 Mar, 1883[4]
Broken up: 1903[5]
H.M.S. Agamemnon was one of two Agamemnon Class turret ships completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

She re-commissioned three times in the Mediterranean, one time being at Malta in December 1887.[6]

She again re-commissioned at Malta on 17 December, 1890.[7]

In October 1891, it was planned that the Ajax would relieve Agamemnon in the Mediterranean, and that Agamemnon would return to Chatham.[8]

She arrived at Athens on 1 January, 1892 and stayed there about a week.[9] She returned to Malta, where she re-commissioned on 26 January, 1892.[10] On 15 March, she entered Alexandria in company with six other ironclads and two cruisers of the Mediterranean squadron under the command of Rear-Admiral Walter Kerr.[11]

In June, 1892, it was decided that the Channel Squadron's Camperdown, rather than Ajax, would relieve Agamemnon in the Mediterranean, sailing from Portsmouth to do so.[12] Agamemnon was finally ordered home in August,[13] as Camperdown sailed under Captain Atkinson, departing 6 September.[14] The two ships would exchange captains upon relief, and it was intended that Agamemnon would receive heavier turret guns upon her return to Chatham.[15]

Agamemnon paid off into the Fleet Reserve at Devonport on 13 October 1892, having recently had Fleet Engineers appointed to her to oversee her modifications.[16]

She was ready for steam trials in mid-1896.[17] She underwent a satisfactory steam trial in the Channel off Plymouth on 15 December, 1897.[18]

By 1901, she was a Coast Guard ship.[19] In January 1902, it was announced that she would be sold.[20]

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 26.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 26.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 26.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 26.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 26.
  6. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, September 22, 1892, Issue 33750, p.4.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 196.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, October 5, 1891, Issue 33447, p.10.
  9. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, January 2, 1892, Issue 33524, p.6.
  10. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 198.
  11. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, March 16, 1892, Issue 33587, p.11.
  12. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, June 2, 1892, Issue 33654, p.6.
  13. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, August 18, 1892, Issue 33720, p.4.
  14. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, September 7, 1892, Issue 33737, p.3.
  15. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, August 29, 1892, Issue 33729, p.8.
  16. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, October 14, 1892, Issue 33769, p.5.
  17. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, June 10, 1896, Issue 34913, p.13.
  18. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, December 16, 1897, Issue 35388, p.7.
  19. "Naval Strength." The Times (London, England), Monday, September 23, 1901, Issue 36567, p.8.
  20. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), 18 January 1902. p. 13.
  21. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 191.
  22. Dale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/14. f. 842.
  23. Dale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/14. f. 842.
  24. The Navy List. (July, 1890). p. 192.
  25. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 196.
  26. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 196.
  27. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, August 22, 1892, Issue 33723, p.8.
  28. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, August 22, 1892, Issue 33723, p.8.
  29. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 221.

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