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Revision as of 10:48, 9 November 2016

H.M.S. Penelope (1914)
Pendant Number: 8A (1914)
92 (Jan 1918)
17 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Vickers[2]
Ordered: Sep, 1912[3]
Laid down: 1 Feb, 1913[4]
Launched: 25 Aug, 1914[5]
Commissioned: Dec, 1914[6]
Sold: Oct, 1924[7]
Fate: to Stanlee[8]

H.M.S. Penelope was one of eight Arethusa class light cruisers completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

Penelope commissioned on 10 December, 1914.[9]

In November, 1917, she completed a refit to be a minelayer, capable of carrying 70 (or 74) mines.[10] She was able to conduct up to six minelaying operations per month, with an operational radius of 1270 miles.[11] She conducted three operations and laid 210 mines in total.[12]

Reduced to C. & M. Party at the Nore on 29 June, 1920.[13]

Alterations

Penelope was fitted with a director in April, 1917. This alteration required her pole mast to be replaced with a tripod mast for greater rigidity.[14]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 47.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 47.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 47.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 55.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 47.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 55.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 47.
  8. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 47.
  9. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 396n.
  10. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 117.
  11. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, Mining Appendix, 1917-18. Plate 7.
  12. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 117.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 828-9.
  14. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 23. pp. 11-12.
  15. Hotham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/184. f. 184.
  16. Hotham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/184. f. 184.
  17. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396m.
  18. Lynes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 450.
  19. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 396k.
  20. Lynes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 450.
  21. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 396k.
  22. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  23. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  24. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 866.
  25. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 866.
  26. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 866.
  27. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 866.
  28. Wood-Martin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/371. f. 420.
  29. Wood-Martin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/371. f. 420.

Bibliography

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  • 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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