H.M.S. Antrim (1903)

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H.M.S. Antrim (1903)
Pendant Number: 9 (1914)
7 (Jan 1918)
N.58 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: John Brown[2]
Ordered: 1901-02 Programme[3]
Laid down: 27 Aug, 1902[4]
Launched: 8 Oct, 1903[5]
Commissioned: 23 Jun, 1905[6]
Sold: 19 Dec, 1922[7]
Fate: to Hughes Bolckow, Derwenthaugh[8]

Service

Antrim recommissioned at Chatham on 5 March 1912, and completed to full complement on 3 December.[9]

In 1915, she was serving as flagship of Third Cruiser Squadron.[10]

She was recommissioned at Chatham on 3 March, 1920 under Captain Allen.[11]

Radio

Antrim received one of the first Service Gear Mark II sets and tested it with that at Vernon in September 1908. The encouraging result was reliable communication over 1000 miles by night and 500 by day.[12]

Alterations

In mid-1913 it was approved that these ships receive a Mark III Dumaresq, Pattern 760. Having been supplied with the Mark III variant, each was to surrender a Mark I instrument previously allotted. For some reason, her sisters are not so mentioned.[13]

In late July 1914, the ship received one of five Waymouth-Cooke Rangefinders purchased for evaluation, possibly of a new model.[14]

In October 1914, the ship was to be given a single Pattern 1582 Electric Radiator to warm her secretary's office, the stove of which could not be used for heating.[15]

Captains

Dates of appointment given:

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 43.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 71.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 71.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 71.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 43.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 71.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 43.
  8. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 43.
  9. The Navy List (July, 1913). p. 278.
  10. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List (November, 1915) p. 6.
  11. The Monthly Navy List, (December 1920). p. 726.
  12. ARTS 1908 Wireless Appendix, p. 14.
  13. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 283 of 6 June, 1913.
  14. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 219 of 31 July 1914.
  15. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 512 of 16 Oct, 1914.
  16. Inglefield Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 698.
  17. Pakenham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 13.
  18. The Navy List (October, 1908). p. 278.
  19. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  20. The Navy List (July, 1913). p. 278.
  21. The Navy List (April, 1914). p. 279.
  22. The Navy List (October, 1915). p. 392c.
  23. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  24. The Monthly Navy List, (December 1920). p. 726.

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).
  • Dittmar, F.J.; Colledge, J.J. (1972). British Warships 1914–1919. London: Ian Allan.


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