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On 30 November, 1912, her officers and crew were appropriated to recommission the {{UK-Pyramus|f=t}} in Australia.{{NLJul13|p. 363}}
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On 30 January, 1903, ''Pioneer'' struck the {{UK-Orwell|f=tp}} during a night attack exercise in Corfu Channel, severing the bow of the destroyer.  Fifteen men died, the majority being drowned in the destroyer's sinking forward section.  ''Orwell'' was towed back to Corfu, eventually to have her bow replaced and to return to service.<ref>Navy & Army Illustrated.  Volume XV.  7 February, 1903. p. 527.</ref><ref>"The Collision off Corfu".  ''The Times'' (London, England), Friday, Feb 06, 1903; pg. 8; Issue 36997.</ref><ref>"The Accident off Corfu".  ''The Times'' (London, England), Friday, Feb 13, 1903; pg. 4; Issue 37003.</ref>
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On 30 November, 1912, ''Pioneer{{'}}s'' officers and crew were appropriated to recommission the {{UK-Pyramus|f=t}} in Australia.{{NLJul13|p. 363}}
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''Pioneer'' was re-commissioned at Sydney on 1 January, 1914.  Presently, she began serving as a training ship for the [[Royal Australian Naval Reserve]].{{NLApr15|p. 399''l''}}
  
 
==Captains==
 
==Captains==
 
Dates of appointment are provided when known.
 
Dates of appointment are provided when known.
<div name=fredbot:officeCapt otitle="Captain of H.M.S. ''Pioneer''">{{TenureListBegin|Captain of {{UK-Pioneer|f=p}}}}
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<div name=fredbot:officeCapt otitle="Captain of H.M.S. ''Pioneer''">
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{{Tenure|rank={{CommRN}}|name=Robert Henry Travers|nick=Robert H. Travers|appt=10 July, 1900{{ToL|The Naval Mobilization|11 July 1900, p. 9}}|end=18 August, 1900{{NLJan01|p. 305''a''}}|note=for [[Annual Manoeuvres of 1900]]}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{CommRN}}|name=Hugh Evan-Thomas|nick=Hugh Evan-Thomas|appt=15 November, 1900<ref>Evan-Thomas Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.}}  f. 105.</ref>|end=26 June, 1902<ref>Evan-Thomas Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.}}  f. 105.</ref>}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{CommRN}}|name=Hugh Evan-Thomas|nick=Hugh Evan-Thomas|appt=15 November, 1900<ref>Evan-Thomas Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.}}  f. 105.</ref>|end=26 June, 1902<ref>Evan-Thomas Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.}}  f. 105.</ref>}}
 
{{Tenure|rank=Commander|name=George Price Webley Hope|nick=George P. W. Hope|appt=5 July, 1902<ref>Hope Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43.}}  f. 44.</ref>|end=29 August, 1904<ref>Hope Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43.}} f. 23/44.</ref>}}
 
{{Tenure|rank=Commander|name=George Price Webley Hope|nick=George P. W. Hope|appt=5 July, 1902<ref>Hope Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43.}}  f. 44.</ref>|end=29 August, 1904<ref>Hope Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43.}} f. 23/44.</ref>}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=George Holmes Borrett|nick=George H. Borrett|appt=29 August, 1904<ref>Borrett Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.}}  f. 505.</ref>|end=9 January, 1907<ref>Borrett Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.}}  f. 505.</ref>}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=George Holmes Borrett|nick=George H. Borrett|appt=29 August, 1904<ref>Borrett Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.}}  f. 505.</ref>|end=9 January, 1907<ref>Borrett Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.}}  f. 505.</ref>}}
 
{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Charles Blois Miller|nick=Charles B. Miller|appt=9 January, 1907<ref>Miller Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42/382.|D8115576}} f. 456.</ref>|end=19 January, 1909<ref>Miller Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42/382.|D8115576}} f. 456.</ref>}}
 
{{Tenure|rank=Captain|name=Charles Blois Miller|nick=Charles B. Miller|appt=9 January, 1907<ref>Miller Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42/382.|D8115576}} f. 456.</ref>|end=19 January, 1909<ref>Miller Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42/382.|D8115576}} f. 456.</ref>}}
{{Tenure|rank={{CommRN}}|name=William Frederick Blunt|nick=William F. Blunt|appt=19 January, 1909<ref>Blunt Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43.|}} f. 109.</ref>|end=15 December, 1910<ref>Blunt Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43.|}} f. 109.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CommRN}}|name=William Frederick Blunt|nick=William F. Blunt|appt=19 January, 1909<ref>Blunt Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43.|}} f. 109.</ref>{{NLJul09|p. 357}}|end=15 December, 1910<ref>Blunt Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43.|}} f. 109.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CommRN}}|name=Philip James Stopford|nick=Philip J. Stopford|appt=15 December, 1910<ref>Stopford Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 196/43/205.|D7602542}} 221.</ref>{{NLAug12|p. 356}}|end=20 November, 1912<ref>Stopford Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 196/43/205.|D7602542}} 221.</ref>}}
 
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Another source claims that {{CommRNR}} [[Thomas Wyburn Biddlecombe]] was in command c. 1910<ref>[http://www.navy.gov.au/hmas-pioneer RAN page on ''Pioneer''].</ref>
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
 
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* [http://www.navy.gov.au/hmas-pioneer Royal Australian Navy page on ''Pioneer'']
 
* [http://www.navy.gov.au/hmas-pioneer Royal Australian Navy page on ''Pioneer'']
 
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Latest revision as of 09:53, 1 May 2020

H.M.S. Pioneer (1899)
Builder: Chatham Royal Dockyard[1]
Laid down: Dec, 1897[2]
Launched: 28 Jun, 1899[3]
Commissioned: 1900[4]
Sold: 1924[5]
Fate: at Sydney[6]

H.M.S. Pioneer was one of eleven Pelorus class cruisers completed for the Royal Navy between 1898 and 1901.

She was transferred to the Australian Navy in 1912, becoming H.M.A.S. Pioneer.

Service

On 30 January, 1903, Pioneer struck the destroyer H.M.S. Orwell during a night attack exercise in Corfu Channel, severing the bow of the destroyer. Fifteen men died, the majority being drowned in the destroyer's sinking forward section. Orwell was towed back to Corfu, eventually to have her bow replaced and to return to service.[7][8][9]

On 30 November, 1912, Pioneer's officers and crew were appropriated to recommission the third class protected cruiser Pyramus in Australia.[10]

Pioneer was re-commissioned at Sydney on 1 January, 1914. Presently, she began serving as a training ship for the Royal Australian Naval Reserve.[11]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Another source claims that Commander R.N.R. Thomas Wyburn Biddlecombe was in command c. 1910[28]

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 83.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 83.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 83.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 83.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 41.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 41.
  7. Navy & Army Illustrated. Volume XV. 7 February, 1903. p. 527.
  8. "The Collision off Corfu". The Times (London, England), Friday, Feb 06, 1903; pg. 8; Issue 36997.
  9. "The Accident off Corfu". The Times (London, England), Friday, Feb 13, 1903; pg. 4; Issue 37003.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 363.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 399l.
  12. "The Naval Mobilization." The Times (London, England), 11 July 1900, p. 9.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 305a.
  14. Evan-Thomas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 105.
  15. Evan-Thomas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 105.
  16. Hope Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 44.
  17. Hope Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 23/44.
  18. Borrett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 505.
  19. Borrett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 505.
  20. Miller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/382. f. 456.
  21. Miller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/382. f. 456.
  22. Blunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 109.
  23. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 357.
  24. Blunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 109.
  25. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/205. 221.
  26. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 356.
  27. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/205. 221.
  28. RAN page on Pioneer.

Bibliography

  • Chesneau, Robert; Kolesnik, Eugene (editors) (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).


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