H.M.S. Lowestoft (1913)

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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: 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 re-commissioned on 16 September, 1919.[9]

Distinguishing Signs

In March 1914, the ship was to carry a single red band on second and fourth funnel.[10]

Alterations

In October 1914, the ship was to be given 4 Pattern 1582 Electric Radiators to warm cabins whose stoves could not be used for heating them.[11]

In November 1914, Lowestoft along with 2 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[12]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

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. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 54.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 46.
  8. The Navy List (December, 1914). p. 351.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 803.
  10. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 924 of 6 Mar, 1914.
  11. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 512 of 16 Oct, 1914.
  12. The Technical History and Index: Fire Control in HM Ships, 1919 pp. 11-12.
  13. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 351.
  14. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 835.
  15. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 835.
  16. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 803.
  17. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  18. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  19. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  20. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  21. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.

Bibliography


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