H.M.S. Argonaut (1898)

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H.M.S. Argonaut (1898)
Pendant Number: P.78 (1914)
P.04 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Fairfield, 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]

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 given:

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. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 27 March, 1900. Issue 36100, col E, p. 7.
  13. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  14. Pears Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 86.
  15. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 295.
  16. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  17. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  18. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  19. Nicholas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 306.
  20. The Navy List (July, 1913). p. 279.
  21. The Navy List (April, 1914). p. 280.
  22. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.

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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