H.M.S. Belleisle (1876)

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H.M.S. Belleisle (1876)
Builder: Samuda Brothers, Poplar[1]
Purchased: 13 Feb, 1878[2]
Laid down: 1874[3]
Launched: 12 Feb, 1876[4]
Completed: 19 Jul, 1878[5]
Sold: 1904[6]
H.M.S. Belleisle was laid down as Peki-Shereef for the Turkish Navy but was purchased for use in the Royal Navy as one of two Belleisle Class armoured rams.

Service

Belleisle was placed under the 100-ton shears at Chatham on 30 May 1878 in order to have her 25-ton guns placed aboard. She had had her firing ports enlarged while in dock to permit them more generous fields of fire. This re-work was undertaken painfully late, in that 12 inch armour had to be cut by hand.[7]

In February, 1888, she was flagship on the North America and West Indies Station, bearing the Commander-in-Chief, Vice-Admiral Algernon McL. Lyons.[8]

Belleisle participated in the Annual Manoeuvres of 1890 under the command of Captain The Hon. Richard Hare as part of a Reserve Fleet of the force representing the Royal Navy, headquartered in the Downs.[9]

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 18.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 18.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 18.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 18.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 18.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 18.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, May 31, 1878, Issue 29269, p.5.
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1888). p. 187.
  9. "Naval Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 19, 1890; pg. 12; Issue 33068.
  10. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, June 26, 1878, Issue 29291, p.10.
  11. Barnardiston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/13. f. 449.
  12. Barnardiston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/13. f. 449.
  13. The Navy List. (December, 1881). p. 197.
  14. The Navy List. (February, 1888). p. 197.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1890). p. 197.
  16. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 202.
  17. Boardman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 125.
  18. Boardman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 125.

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