H.M.S. Sappho (1891)

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H.M.S. Sappho (1891)
Pendant Number: P.41 (1914)
P.A1 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Salmuda, Poplar[2]
Laid down: 21 Oct, 1889[3]
Launched: 9 May, 1891[4]
Commissioned: Feb, 1893[5]
Sold: 1921[6]

H.M.S. Sappho was one of twenty-one Apollo class second-class cruisers completed in the early to mid 1890s.

Service

In earlier 1894, it was ordered that she would be one of four cruisers to have her old pattern 6-in guns replaced by new quick-firing models.[7]

She recommissioned at Portsmouth on 2 April, 1912 under Commander Knox for "Particular Service with First Fleet".[8][9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 39.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 76.
  3. Friedman. British Cruisers of the Victorian Era. p. 344.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 76.
  5. Friedman. British Cruisers of the Victorian Era. p. 344.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 76.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, January 15, 1894, Issue 34161, p.10.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 371.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 372.
  10. Finnis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 457.
  11. Tisdall Service Record. The National Archives. D7579001 ADM 196/39/539. f. 1306.
  12. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 261.
  13. Tisdall Service Record. The National Archives. D7579001 ADM 196/39/539. f. 1306.
  14. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 234.
  15. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 234.
  16. Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 391.
  17. Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 391.
  18. Burney Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 84/180.
  19. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 301a.
  20. Moubray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/88. f. 100.
  21. Moubray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/88. f. 100.
  22. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 471.
  23. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 471.
  24. Christian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/403. f. 482.
  25. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 372.
  26. Christian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/403. f. 482.
  27. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 372.
  28. Webb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 124.
  29. Webb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 124.
  30. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 397v.

Bibliography


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