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|name=Champion
 
|name=Champion
 
|launch=29 May, 1915{{Conways1906|p. 57}}
 
|launch=29 May, 1915{{Conways1906|p. 57}}
|builder=[[Hawthorn Leslie]]{{Conways1906|p. 57}}
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|builder=[[Hawthorn Leslie & Company]]{{Conways1906|p. 57}}
 
|laid=9 Mar, 1914{{Conways1906|p. 57}}
 
|laid=9 Mar, 1914{{Conways1906|p. 57}}
 
|fate=Sold
 
|fate=Sold
 
|pend=C8 (1914)<br>37 (Jan 1918)<br>25 (Apr 1918){{DittColl|p. 48}}
 
|pend=C8 (1914)<br>37 (Jan 1918)<br>25 (Apr 1918){{DittColl|p. 48}}
 
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'''H.M.S. ''Champion''''' was launched in 1915, the second of two light cruisers of the [[Calliope Class Cruiser (1914)|''Calliope'' class]].
  
 
==Service==
 
==Service==
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In February, 1916, ''Champion'' joined the {{UK-LCS|2}}, responsible for supporting the [[Battle Cruiser Fleet]].{{SMNLFeb16|p. 11}}
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In May, 1916, ''Champion'' was assigned as the flotilla cruiser for the {{UK-DF|13}},{{SMNLMay16|p. 12}} leading twelve destroyers at the [[Battle of Jutland]] as it screened the {{UK-BCS|1}}.{{UKNavalOpsIII|p. 430}}{{UKJutlandOD|p. 34}}
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At the end of 1920, she was at reduced complement.{{NLJan21|p. 745}}
 
At the end of 1920, she was at reduced complement.{{NLJan21|p. 745}}
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''Champion'' paid off into dockyard control at Portsmouth on 3 October, 1924.{{NLApr25|p. 224}}
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She was re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 7 May, 1925 for use as a Gun and Torpedo School Cruiser.{{NLJan33|p. 222}}
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Paid off into Dockyard Control at Portsmouth on 14 February, 1934.{{NLJul34|p. 222}}
  
 
==Alterations==
 
==Alterations==
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==Captains==
 
==Captains==
 
Dates of appointment are provided when known.
 
Dates of appointment are provided when known.
*{{CaptRN}} [[James Uchtred Farie]], November 1915.{{MackieRNW}}
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<div name=fredbot:officeCapt otitle="Captain of H.M.S. ''Champion''">
* Captain [[Hugh Justin Tweedie]], April 1917.{{MackieRNW}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=James Uchtred Farie|nick=James U. Farie|appt=12 November, 1915{{NLOct16|p. 393}}|end=April, 1917<ref>Farie Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/89.}} f. 154.</ref>|note=in command at [[Battle of Jutland]]|precBy=New Command}}
* Captain [[Arthur Brandreth Scott Dutton]], November, 1917.<ref>''The Navy List'' (December, 1918)p. 756.</ref>
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Hugh Justin Tweedie|nick=Hugh J. Tweedie|appt=April, 1917<ref>Tweedie Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 196/44.|}} f. 332.</ref>|end=November, 1917<ref>Tweedie Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44.|}} f. 332.</ref>|note=and as Captain (D) of {{UK-DF|13}}}}
* Captain [[Forster Delafield Arnold-Forster]], 7 April 1919.<ref>''The Monthly Navy List'', (December 1920).  p. 744.</ref>
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Arthur Brandreth Scott Dutton|nick=Arthur B. S. Dutton|appt=November, 1917{{NLFeb19|p. 755}}<ref>Dutton Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44.|D7603013}} f. 258.</ref>|end=8 April, 1919<ref>Dutton Service Record{{TNA|ADM 196/44.|D7603013}} f. 258.</ref>|note=and as Captain (D), {{UK-DF|13}}}}
* Captain [[Gregory Gonville Cuff Wood-Martin]], April 1921.{{MackieRNW}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Forster Delafield Arnold-Forster|nick=Forster D. Arnold-Forster|appt=7 April, 1919<ref>Arnold-Forster Service Record{{TNA|ADM 196/44/166.|D7602952}} f. 186.</ref>{{NLDec20|p. 744}}|end=4 April, 1921<ref>Arnold-Forster Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44/166.|D7602952}} f. 186.</ref>}}
* Captain [[Patrick E. Palmer]], May 1922.{{MackieRNW}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Gregory Gonville Cuff Wood-Martin|nick=Gregory G. C. Wood-Martin|appt=4 April, 1921<ref>Wood-Martin Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 196/44/371.}} f. 420.</ref>|end=4 May, 1922<ref>Wood-Martin Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44/371.}} f. 420.</ref>}}
* Captain [[Everard J. Hardman-Jones]], April 1923.{{MackieRNW}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Patrick Edward Parker|nick=Patrick E. Parker|appt=4 May, 1922<ref>Parker Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 196/46}} f. 16.</ref>|end=5 April, 1923<ref>Parker Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/46}} f. 16.</ref>}}
* Captain [[Errol Manners]], May 1925.{{MackieRNW}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Everard John Hardman-Jones|nick=Everard J. Hardman-Jones|appt=4 April, 1923<ref>Hardman-Jones Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 196/46.|D7603658}} f. 152.</ref>|end=9 May, 1924<ref>Hardman-Jones Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/46.|D7603658}} f. 152.</ref>}}
* Captain [[John S. G. Fraser]], December 1925.{{MackieRNW}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Dudley Burton Napier North|nick=Dudley B. N. North|appt=9 May, 1924<ref>North Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/46.}} f. 144.</ref>|end=23 September, 1924<ref>North Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/46.}} f. 144.</ref>}}
* Captain [[John H. Young]], November 1927.{{MackieRNW}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CommRN}}|name=Francis Edward Byrne|nick=Francis E. Byrne|appt=4 April, 1925|end=10 April, 1925|note=for trials}}
* Captain [[Eric R. Bent]], October 1928.{{MackieRNW}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Charles Dominick Burke|nick=Charles D. Burke|appt=7 May, 1925<ref>Burke Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 196/46.|}} f. 138.</ref>|end=12 May, 1925<ref>Burke Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/46.|}} f. 138.</ref>}}
* Captain [[Richard M. Welby]], October 1929.{{MackieRNW}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Errol Manners|nick=Errol Manners|appt=12 May, 1925|end=19 December, 1925}}
* Captain [[Geoffrey R. S. Watkins]], April 1930.{{MackieRNW}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=John Stewart Gordon Fraser|nick=John S. G. Fraser|appt=19 December, 1925{{NLFeb26|p. 224}}<ref>Fraser Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/48.|}} f. 584.</ref>|end=1 November, 1926<ref>Fraser Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/48.|}} f. 584.</ref>}}
* Captain [[Maitland W. S. Boucher]], December 1931.{{MackieRNW}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Henry Richard Sawbridge|nick=Henry R. Sawbridge|appt=11 November, 1926{{NLJul27|p. 224}}|end=11 November, 1927}}
* Captain [[Arthur M. Peters]], December 1932.{{MackieRNW}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=John Harold Young|nick=John H. Young|appt=11 November, 1927<ref>Young Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 196/48/25.}} f. 429.</ref>|end=1 November, 1928<ref>Young Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/48/25.}} f. 429.</ref>}}
* Captain [[Norman Atherton Wodehouse]], ?.{{FC}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Eric Ritchie Bent|nick=Eric R. Bent|appt=17 October, 1928<ref>Bent Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 196/51.|}} f. 260.</ref>|end=18 October, 1929<ref>Bent Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/51.|}} f. 260.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Richard Martin Welby|nick=Richard M. Welby|appt=18 October, 1929<ref>Welby Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 196/50/220.|D7604632}} f. 284.</ref>|end=24 April, 1930<ref>Welby Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/50/220.|D7604632}} f. 284.</ref>|note=found dead aboard, apparently by suicide}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CommRN}}|name=Douglas Faviell|nick=Douglas Faviell|appt=24 April, 1930|end=28 April, 1930|note=lent, temporary}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Geoffrey Robert Sladen Watkins|nick=Geoffrey R. S. Watkins|appt=28 April, 1930<ref>Watkins Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 196/50/154.|D7576683}} f. 239.</ref>|end=28 April, 1931<ref>Watkins Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/50/154.|D7576683}} f. 239.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Norman Atherton Wodehouse|nick=Norman A. Wodehouse|appt=28 April, 1931<ref>Wodehouse Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/150.}}  f. ?.</ref>|end=12 December, 1931<ref>Wodehouse Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/150.}}  f. ?.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Maitland Walter Sabine Boucher|nick=Maitland W. S. Boucher|appt=21 December, 1931<ref>Boucher Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 196/52/63.|D7605150}} f. 421.</ref>|end=5 December, 1932<ref>Boucher Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 196/52/63.|D7605150}} f. 421.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Arthur Malcolm Peters|nick=Arthur M. Peters|appt=5 December, 1932{{NLJan33|p. 222}}|end=1933}}
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</div name=fredbot:officeCapt>
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
{{WP|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Champion_(1915)}}
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{{refbegin}}
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* [[Thirteenth D.F. (Royal Navy) at the Battle of Jutland]]
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{{WP|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Champion_(1915)}}
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{{refend}}
  
 
==Footnotes==
 
==Footnotes==

Latest revision as of 16:58, 19 January 2020

H.M.S. Champion (1915)
Pendant Number: C8 (1914)
37 (Jan 1918)
25 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Company[2]
Laid down: 9 Mar, 1914[3]
Launched: 29 May, 1915[4]
Commissioned: Dec, 1915[5]
Sold: 28 Jul, 1934[6]

H.M.S. Champion was launched in 1915, the second of two light cruisers of the Calliope class.

Service

In February, 1916, Champion joined the Second Light Cruiser Squadron, responsible for supporting the Battle Cruiser Fleet.[7]

In May, 1916, Champion was assigned as the flotilla cruiser for the Thirteenth Destroyer Flotilla,[8] leading twelve destroyers at the Battle of Jutland as it screened the First Battle Cruiser Squadron.[9][10]

At the end of 1920, she was at reduced complement.[11]

Champion paid off into dockyard control at Portsmouth on 3 October, 1924.[12]

She was re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 7 May, 1925 for use as a Gun and Torpedo School Cruiser.[13]

Paid off into Dockyard Control at Portsmouth on 14 February, 1934.[14]

Alterations

Champion was fitted with a director in January, 1918. This alteration required her pole mast to be replaced with a tripod mast for greater rigidity.[15]

At some point likely after the end of the war, she received a Dreyer Turret Control Table in her TS.[16]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 48.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 57.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 57.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 57.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 57.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 48.
  7. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (March, 1916). p. 11.
  8. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (May, 1916). p. 12.
  9. Naval Operations. Volume III. p. 430.
  10. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. p. 34.
  11. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 745.
  12. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 224.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 222.
  14. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 222.
  15. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 23. pp. 11-12.
  16. Pamphlet on the Turret Dreyer Table as fitted in the turrets of H.M. battleships and in the transmitting stations of certain cruisers, 1930. p. 4.
  17. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 393.
  18. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/89. f. 154.
  19. Tweedie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 332.
  20. Tweedie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 332.
  21. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 755.
  22. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  23. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  24. Arnold-Forster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/166. f. 186.
  25. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 744.
  26. Arnold-Forster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/166. f. 186.
  27. Wood-Martin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/371. f. 420.
  28. Wood-Martin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/371. f. 420.
  29. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46 f. 16.
  30. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46 f. 16.
  31. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  32. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  33. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 144.
  34. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 144.
  35. Burke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 138.
  36. Burke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 138.
  37. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 224.
  38. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.
  39. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.
  40. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 224.
  41. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/25. f. 429.
  42. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/25. f. 429.
  43. Bent Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51. f. 260.
  44. Bent Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51. f. 260.
  45. Welby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/220. f. 284.
  46. Welby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/220. f. 284.
  47. Watkins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/154. f. 239.
  48. Watkins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/154. f. 239.
  49. Wodehouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/150. f. ?.
  50. Wodehouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/150. f. ?.
  51. Boucher Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/63. f. 421.
  52. Boucher Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/63. f. 421.
  53. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 222.

Bibliography

  • Dittmar, F.J.; Colledge, J.J. (1972). British Warships 1914–1919. London: Ian Allan.
  • Gray, Randal (editor) (1985). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
  • Admiralty, Gunnery Branch (1918). Handbook of Captain F. C. Dreyer's Fire Control Tables, 1918. C.B. 1456. Copy No. 10 at Admiralty Library, Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
  • Admiralty, Technical History Section (1919). The Technical History and Index: Fire Control in H.M. Ships. Vol. 3, Part 23. C.B. 1515 (23) now O.U. 6171/14. At The National Archives. ADM 275/19.


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