H.M.S. City of Oxford (1882)

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H.M.S. City of Oxford (1896)
Pendant Number: Y4.50 (1915)[1]
Purchased: 28 Oct, 1914[2]
Launched: 1896[3]
Commissioned: 17 Jul, 1915[4]
Decommissioned: 20 Nov, 1918[5]
Sold: 1920[6]

H.M.S. City of Oxford was purchased in late 1914 for use as a dummy battleship in the Royal Navy. She later served as a kite balloon ship.

Service

Her service as a kite balloon ship began on 17 July, 1915 and ended on 20 November, 1918. In 1917 and 1918, she was in the Eastern Mediterranean.[7]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 54.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 54.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 54.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 54.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 54.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 54.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 54.
  8. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 392k.

Bibliography

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Through-Deck Carriers
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Kite Balloon Ships
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