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|fatedate=8 Jan, 1931{{DittColl|p. 46}}
 
|fatedate=8 Jan, 1931{{DittColl|p. 46}}
 
|order=1912 Programme{{Conways1906|p. 54}}
 
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==Service==
 
==Service==
 
''Lowestoft'' commissioned at Chatham on 21 April, 1914{{NLDec14|p. 351}} under {{CaptRN}} [[Theobald Walter Butler Kennedy|Theobald W. B. Kennedy]], who remained in command until at least the outbreak of the war.  She was launched at 1:20pm on the 23rd.<ref>Ship's log of {{UK-Astraea}} at {{TNA|ADM 53/34351.}}</ref>
 
''Lowestoft'' commissioned at Chatham on 21 April, 1914{{NLDec14|p. 351}} under {{CaptRN}} [[Theobald Walter Butler Kennedy|Theobald W. B. Kennedy]], who remained in command until at least the outbreak of the war.  She was launched at 1:20pm on the 23rd.<ref>Ship's log of {{UK-Astraea}} at {{TNA|ADM 53/34351.}}</ref>
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''Lowestoft'' was re-commissioned on 5 January, 1918.{{NLMar19|p. 836}}
  
 
She re-commissioned on 16 September, 1919.{{NLJan21|p. 803}}
 
She re-commissioned on 16 September, 1919.{{NLJan21|p. 803}}
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Paid off to Dockyard Control at Chatham on 29 February, 1924.{{NLApr25|p. 252}}
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She was re-commissoned on 23 November, 1926.{{NLFeb29|p. 252}}  By mid-1927 she was on the [[Africa Station]].{{NLJul27|p. 252}}
  
 
==Distinguishing Signs==
 
==Distinguishing Signs==
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==Captains==
 
==Captains==
 
Dates of appointment are provided when known.
 
Dates of appointment are provided when known.
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{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Theobald Walter Butler Kennedy|nick=Theobald W. B. Kennedy|appt=20 November, 1913{{NLNov17|p. 395''g''}}|precBy=New Command}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Theobald Walter Butler Kennedy|nick=Theobald W. B. Kennedy|appt=20 November, 1913{{NLNov17|p. 395''g''}}|end=26 October, 1917|precBy=New Command}}
{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Bertram Thomas Carlyle Ogilvy Freeman Mitford|nick=The Hon. Bertram T. C. O. Freeman Mitford|appt=February, 1918{{NLMar19|p. 835}}|note=as Flag Captain}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Thomas Erskine Wardle|nick=Thomas E. Wardle|appt=late 1917{{NLNov17|p. 395''g''}}<ref>Wardle Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44.}}  f. 245.</ref>|end=January, 1918<ref>Wardle Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44.}}  f. 245.</ref>}}
{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Henry Evans Freke Aylmer|nick=Henry E. F. Aylmer|appt=1 September, 1919{{NLDec20|p. 803}}}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Alister Francis Beal|nick=Alister F. Beal|appt=January, 1918|end=February, 1918}}
{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Henry John Studholme Brownrigg|nick=Henry J. S. Brownrigg|appt=July, 1922{{MackieRNW}}}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Bertram Thomas Carlyle Ogilvy Freeman Mitford|nick=The Hon. Bertram T. C. O. Freeman Mitford|appt=February, 1918{{NLMar19|p. 835}}|end=18 August, 1919|note=as Flag Captain}}
{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=John Stewart Gordon Fraser|nick=John S. G. Fraser|appt=March, 1925{{MackieRNW}}}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Henry Evans Freke Aylmer|nick=Henry E. F. Aylmer|appt=1 September, 1919{{NLDec20|p. 803}}|end=26 May, 1920|note=left on transfer of flag to {{UK-1Birmingham}}}}
{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=George William Taylor|nick=George W. Taylor|appt=May, 1925{{MackieRNW}}}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Henry John Studholme Brownrigg|nick=Henry J. S. Brownrigg|appt=1 July, 1922<ref>Brownrigg Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/47.|}} f. 231.</ref>|end=November, 1923<ref>Brownrigg Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/47.|}} f. 231.</ref>|note=and as Flag Captain and Chief of Staff to R/A Bentinck}}
{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Edward Balfour Cloete|nick=Edward B. Cloete|appt=November, 1926{{MackieRNW}}}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=George Herbert Knowles|nick=George H. Knowles|appt=c. late November, 1923<ref>Knowles Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/47/52.|D7603759}} f. 257.</ref>|end=29 February, 1924<ref>Knowles Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/47/52.|D7603759}} f. 257.</ref>|note=in command to return ship to England after transferring flag to ''Birmingham''}}
{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=John Harold Young|nick=John H. Young|appt=November, 1928{{MackieRNW}}}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=John Stewart Gordon Fraser|nick=John S. G. Fraser|appt=13 March, 1925<ref>Fraser Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/48.|}} f. 584.</ref>{{NLApr25|p. 252}}|end=May, 1925<ref>Fraser Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/48.|}} f. 584.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=George William Taylor|nick=George W. Taylor|appt=25 May, 1925{{NLFeb26|p. 252}}<ref>Taylor Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/48.|}} f. 438.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Edward Balfour Cloete|nick=Edward B. Cloete|appt=17 November, 1926{{NLJul27|p. 252}}<ref>Cloete Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/91.|}} f. 181.</ref>|end=11 December, 1928<ref>Cloete Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/91.|}} f. 181.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=John Harold Young|nick=John H. Young|appt=1 November, 1928<ref>Young Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/48/25.}} f. 429.</ref>|ass=11 December, 1928<ref>Predecessor left that day.  Cloete Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/91.|}} f. 181.</ref>|end=September, 1929<ref>Young Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/48/25.}} f. 429.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Charles Gage Stuart|nick=Charles G. Stuart|appt=3 September, 1929<ref>Stuart Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/51/3.|D7604758}} f. 3.</ref>|end=16 October, 1929<ref>Stuart Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/51/3.|D7604758}} f. 3.</ref>}}
 
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[[William Archibald Howard Kelly]] may have been in command from 25 September, 1917, but he may have been additional to the ship.
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
 
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* [http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Lowestoft.htm Transcribed Ship Logs at naval-history.net]
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{{WP|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Lowestoft_(1913)}}
 
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Latest revision as of 16:17, 2 March 2018

H.M.S. Lowestoft (1913)
Pendant Number: 17 (1914)
83 (Jan 1918)
none (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Chatham Royal Dockyard[2]
Ordered: 1912 Programme[3]
Laid down: 29 Jul, 1912[4]
Launched: 23 Apr, 1913[5]
Commissioned: 21 Apr, 1914[6]
Sold: 8 Jan, 1931[7]
Fate: Broken up


Service

Lowestoft commissioned at Chatham on 21 April, 1914[8] under Captain Theobald W. B. Kennedy, who remained in command until at least the outbreak of the war. She was launched at 1:20pm on the 23rd.[9]

Lowestoft was re-commissioned on 5 January, 1918.[10]

She re-commissioned on 16 September, 1919.[11]

Paid off to Dockyard Control at Chatham on 29 February, 1924.[12]

She was re-commissoned on 23 November, 1926.[13] By mid-1927 she was on the Africa Station.[14]

Distinguishing Signs

In March 1914, the ship was to carry a single red band on second and fourth funnel.[15]

Alterations

In October 1914, the ship was to be given four Pattern 1582 Electric Radiators to warm cabins whose stoves could not be used for heating them.[16]

In November 1914, Lowestoft along with two unnamed units of the Arethusa and Caroline classes yet under construction should be given experimental gunnery directors. The mixed 4-in and 6-in batteries along with difficulty in making a rigid platform and percussion firing for the 4-in guns presented difficulties. It is not known when or even if her director was installed, as these experiments were delayed by the priority placed on fitting directors to capital ships. She was, however, eventually given a director in February, 1918[17]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

William Archibald Howard Kelly may have been in command from 25 September, 1917, but he may have been additional to the ship.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 46.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 46.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 54.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 54.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 46.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 395p.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 46.
  8. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 351.
  9. Ship's log of Astræa at The National Archives. ADM 53/34351.
  10. The Navy List. (March, 1919). p. 836.
  11. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 803.
  12. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 252.
  13. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 252.
  14. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 252.
  15. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 924 of 6 Mar, 1914.
  16. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 512 of 16 Oct, 1914.
  17. The Technical History and Index: Fire Control in HM Ships, 1919 pp. 11-12.
  18. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395g.
  19. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395g.
  20. Wardle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 245.
  21. Wardle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 245.
  22. The Navy List. (March, 1919). p. 835.
  23. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 803.
  24. Brownrigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 231.
  25. Brownrigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 231.
  26. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  27. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  28. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.
  29. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 252.
  30. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.
  31. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 252.
  32. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  33. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 252.
  34. Cloete Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 181.
  35. Cloete Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 181.
  36. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/25. f. 429.
  37. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/25. f. 429.
  38. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  39. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.

Bibliography


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