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|builder=[[Fairfield]], Govan{{Conways1860|p. 68}}
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|builder=[[Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company]], Govan{{Conways1860|p. 68}}
 
|laid=23 Nov, 1896{{Conways1860|p. 68}}
 
|laid=23 Nov, 1896{{Conways1860|p. 68}}
 
|fate=Sold
 
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|pend=P.78 (1914)<br>P.04 (Jan 1918){{DittColl|p. 40}}
 
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'''H.M.S. ''Argonaut''''' was one of eight [[Diadem Class Cruiser (1896)|''Diadem'' class]] protected cruisers completed for the [[Royal Navy]] at the end of the nineteenth century.
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==Service==
 
==Service==
 
''Argonaut'' commissioned at Chatham on 19 April, 1900, under Captain [[George Henry Cherry|George H. Cherry]], for service on the China Station in place of the [[H.M.S. Undaunted (1886)|''Undaunted'']].<ref>"Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Friday, 20 April, 1900.  Issue '''36121''', col F, p. 9.</ref>
 
''Argonaut'' commissioned at Chatham on 19 April, 1900, under Captain [[George Henry Cherry|George H. Cherry]], for service on the China Station in place of the [[H.M.S. Undaunted (1886)|''Undaunted'']].<ref>"Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Friday, 20 April, 1900.  Issue '''36121''', col F, p. 9.</ref>
  
Among those officers appointed to ''Argonaut'' at the start of her commission were Lieutenant Thomas Brandreth, Lieutenant E. L. C. Muntz as First Lieutenant, Lieutenant [[Francis Clifton Brown|F. C. Brown]] as Gunnery Officer, Lieutenant W. J. B. Law as Torpedo Officer, Lieutenants F. Payne-Galloway, R. S. J. Wigram, and Hugh B. Mulleneux.<ref>"Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Tuesday, 27 March, 1900.  Issue '''36100''', col E, p. 7.</ref>
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Among those officers appointed to ''Argonaut'' at the start of her commission were Lieutenant Thomas Brandreth, Lieutenant [[Ernest Lionel Caldwell Muntz|E. L. C. Muntz]] as First Lieutenant, Lieutenant [[Francis Clifton Brown|F. C. Brown]] as Gunnery Officer, Lieutenant W. J. B. Law as Torpedo Officer, Lieutenants F. Payne-Galloway, R. S. J. Wigram, and Hugh B. Mulleneux.<ref>"Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Tuesday, 27 March, 1900.  Issue '''36100''', col E, p. 7.</ref>
  
She recommissioned at Portsmouth on 29 February, 1912.  In mid-1913, she remained in Portsmouth, engaged in training stokers.<ref>''The Navy List'' (July, 1913).  p. 279.</ref>
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She recommissioned at Portsmouth on 29 February, 1912.  In mid-1913, she remained in Portsmouth, engaged in training stokers.{{NLJul13|p. 279}}
  
 
==Captains==
 
==Captains==
 
Dates of appointment are provided when known.
 
Dates of appointment are provided when known.
<div name=fredbot:officeCapt otitle="Captain of H.M.S. ''Argonaut''">{{TenureListBegin|Captain of {{UK-Argonaut|f=p}}}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Archibald James Pocklington|nick=Archibald J. Pocklington|appt=11 July, 1899<ref>Pocklington Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/39.}}  f. 1049.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Archibald James Pocklington|nick=Archibald J. Pocklington|appt=11 July, 1899<ref>Pocklington Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/39.}}  f. 1049.</ref>|precBy=New Command|note=for manoeuvres}}
{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=George Henry Cherry|nick=George H. Cherry|appt=19 April, 1900<ref>"Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Tuesday, 27 March, 1900.  Issue '''36100''', col E, p. 7.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=George Henry Cherry|nick=George H. Cherry|appt=19 April, 1900<ref>"Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Tuesday, 27 March, 1900.  Issue '''36100''', col E, p. 7.</ref>{{NLMay03|p. 228}}}}
{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Evelyn Robert Le Marchant|nick=Evelyn R. Le Marchant|appt=3 January, 1905<ref>Le Marchant Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/39.}}  f. 790.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Evelyn Robert Le Marchant|nick=Evelyn R. Le Marchant|appt=3 January, 1905<ref>Le Marchant Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/20.}}  f. 287/578.</ref>|end=12 February, 1905<ref>Le Marchant Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/20.}}  f. 287/578.</ref>}}
{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Edmund Radcliffe Pears|nick=Edmund R. Pears|appt=23 February, 1905<ref>Pears Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.}}  f. 86.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Edmund Radcliffe Pears|nick=Edmund R. Pears|appt=23 February, 1905<ref>Pears Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.}}  f. 86.</ref>|end=1 April, 1905<ref>Pears Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.}}  f. 86.</ref>}}
{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Edmund Hyde Smith|nick=Edmund H. Smith|appt=27 June, 1905<ref>Smith Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.}}  f. 295.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Edward Percy Ashe|nick=Edward P. Ashe|appt=1 April, 1905<ref>Ashe Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/38/39.|D7578769}} f. 42.</ref>|ass=4 April, 1905<ref>Ashe Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/38/39.|D7578769}} f. 42.</ref>|end=20 May, 1905<ref>Ashe Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/38/39.|D7578769}} f. 42.</ref>}}
{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Vivian Henry Gerald Bernard|nick=Vivian H. G. Bernard|appt=August, 1907{{MackieRNW}}}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=John Gorham Hewitt|nick=John G. Hewitt|appt=20 May, 1905<ref>Hewitt Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/38/556.|D7601293}} f. 619.</ref>|end=26 June, 1905<ref>Hewitt Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/38/556.|D7601293}} f. 619.</ref>}}
{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Charles William Winnington-Ingram|nick=Charles W. Winnington-Ingram|appt=October, 1909{{MackieRNW}}}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Edmund Hyde Smith|nick=Edmund H. Smith|appt=27 June, 1905{{NLNov05|p. 279}}<ref>Smith Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.}}  f. 295.</ref>|end=20 August, 1907<ref>Smith Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.}}  f. 295.</ref>}}
{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Joseph Ridgway Bridson|nick=Joseph R. Bridson|appt=October, 1910{{MackieRNW}}}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Vivian Henry Gerald Bernard|nick=Vivian H. G. Bernard|appt=20 August, 1907{{NLJan08|p. 278}}<ref>Bernard Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43.}}  f. 15.</ref>|end=17 August, 1908<ref>Bernard Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43.}}  f. 15.</ref>}}
{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=John Nicholas|nick=John Nicholas|appt=26 June, 1912<ref>Nicholas Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.}}  f. 306.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CommRN}}|name=Christopher Powell Metcalfe|nick=Christopher P. Metcalfe|appt=29 September, 1908{{NLJul09|p. 279}}|end=31 August, 1909|note=lent to {{UK-Edgar}} in June, 1909}}
{{Tenure|rank={{CommRN}}|name=Charles Tibbits|nick=Charles Tibbits|appt=1 January, 1913{{NLJul13|p. 279}}}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Commander|name=Carlton Valentine de Mornay Cowper|nick=Carlton V. de M. Cowper|appt=18 June, 1909<ref>Cowper Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42/262.|D7602197}}  f. 307.</ref>|end=24 July, 1909<ref>Cowper Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42/262.|D7602197}}  f. 307.</ref>}}
{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Spencer Allen Hickley|nick=Spencer A. Hickley|appt=6 December, 1913{{NLApr14|p. 280}}}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Charles William Winnington-Ingram|nick=Charles W. Winnington-Ingram|appt=13 October, 1909{{NLJan10|p. 279}}|end=1910}}
{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Raymond Andrew Nugent|nick=Raymond A. Nigent|appt=August, 1914{{MackieRNW}}}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Joseph Ridgway Bridson|nick=Joseph R. Bridson|appt=4 October, 1910<ref>Bridson Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/20.}} f. 273.</ref>|end=27 February, 1911<ref>Bridson Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/20.}}  f. 273.</ref>}}
{{TenureListEnd}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=John Nicholas|nick=John Nicholas|appt=26 June, 1912<ref>Nicholas Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.}}  f. 306.</ref>{{NLAug12|p. 279}}|end=1 January, 1913<ref>Nicholas Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.}}  f. 306.</ref>|note=and for a group of Third Fleet ships}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CommRN}}|name=Charles Tibbits|nick=Charles Tibbits|appt=1 January, 1913<ref>Tibbits Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43/243.|D7602576}} f. 268.</ref>{{NLJul13|p. 279}}|end=30 June, 1913<ref>Tibbits Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43/243.|D7602576}} f. 268.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CommRN}}|name=Hugh Gaultier-Coghill Somerville|nick=Hugh Gaultier-Coghill Somerville|appt=30 June, 1913<ref>Somerville Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43/361.|D7576559}} f. 361.</ref>|end=6 December, 1913<ref>Somerville Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43/361.|D7576559}} f. 361.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=William Drummond Church|nick=William D. Church|appt=15 July, 1913<ref>Church Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42/420.|D7602344}} f. 502.</ref>|end=15 August, 1913<ref>Church Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42/420.|D7602344}} f. 502.</ref>|note=manoeuvres}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Spencer Allen Hickley|nick=Spencer A. Hickley|appt=6 December, 1913{{NLApr14|p. 280}}<ref>Hickley Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43.|D7602446}} f. 108.</ref>|end=27 April, 1914<ref>Hickley Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43.|D7602446}} f. 108.</ref>|note=and for charge of a group of ships}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Raymond Andrew Nugent|nick=Raymond A. Nugent|appt=1 August, 1914{{NLApr15|p. 392''d''}}|end=}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CommRN}} (retired)|name=Charles Edward Beeby Colbeck|nick=Charles E. B. Colbeck|appt=10 June, 1916{{NLOct16|p. 392''d''}}|end=15 September, 1916}}
 
</div name=fredbot:officeCapt>
 
</div name=fredbot:officeCapt>
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
{{WP|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Argonaut_(1898)}}
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{{refbegin}}
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* [http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Argonaut.htm Transcribed Ship Logs at naval-history.net]
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{{WP|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Argonaut_(1898)}}
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{{refend}}
  
 
==Footnotes==
 
==Footnotes==

Latest revision as of 14:02, 5 November 2019

H.M.S. Argonaut (1898)
Pendant Number: P.78 (1914)
P.04 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Govan[2]
Ordered: 1896-97 Programme[3]
Laid down: 23 Nov, 1896[4]
Launched: 24 Jan, 1898[5]
Commissioned: 19 Apr, 1900[6]
Sold: 18 May, 1920[7]
Fate: to Ward, Milford Haven[8]

H.M.S. Argonaut was one of eight Diadem class protected cruisers completed for the Royal Navy at the end of the nineteenth century.

Service

Argonaut commissioned at Chatham on 19 April, 1900, under Captain George H. Cherry, for service on the China Station in place of the Undaunted.[9]

Among those officers appointed to Argonaut at the start of her commission were Lieutenant Thomas Brandreth, Lieutenant E. L. C. Muntz as First Lieutenant, Lieutenant F. C. Brown as Gunnery Officer, Lieutenant W. J. B. Law as Torpedo Officer, Lieutenants F. Payne-Galloway, R. S. J. Wigram, and Hugh B. Mulleneux.[10]

She recommissioned at Portsmouth on 29 February, 1912. In mid-1913, she remained in Portsmouth, engaged in training stokers.[11]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 40.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 68.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 68.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 68.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 68.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 68.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 40.
  8. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 40.
  9. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 20 April, 1900. Issue 36121, col F, p. 9.
  10. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 27 March, 1900. Issue 36100, col E, p. 7.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 279.
  12. Pocklington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1049.
  13. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 27 March, 1900. Issue 36100, col E, p. 7.
  14. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 228.
  15. Le Marchant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 287/578.
  16. Le Marchant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 287/578.
  17. Pears Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 86.
  18. Pears Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 86.
  19. Ashe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/39. f. 42.
  20. Ashe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/39. f. 42.
  21. Hewitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/556. f. 619.
  22. Hewitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/556. f. 619.
  23. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 279.
  24. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 295.
  25. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 295.
  26. The Navy List. (January, 1908). p. 278.
  27. Bernard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 15.
  28. Bernard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 15.
  29. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 279.
  30. Cowper Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/262. f. 307.
  31. Cowper Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/262. f. 307.
  32. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 279.
  33. Bridson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 273.
  34. Bridson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 273.
  35. Nicholas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 306.
  36. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 279.
  37. Nicholas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 306.
  38. Tibbits Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/243. f. 268.
  39. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 279.
  40. Tibbits Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/243. f. 268.
  41. Somerville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/361. f. 361.
  42. Somerville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/361. f. 361.
  43. Church Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/420. f. 502.
  44. Church Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/420. f. 502.
  45. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 280.
  46. Hickley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 108.
  47. Hickley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 108.
  48. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 392d.
  49. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 392d.

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).
  • Lowis, Commander Geoffrey (1959). Fabulous Admirals and Some Naval Fragments: Being a Brief Account of some of the Froth on those Characters who Enlivened the Royal Navy a Generation or Two Ago. London: Putnam.



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