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HMS Glory - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Glory

Name : HMS Glory
Laid Down : 1st December 1896
Launched : 11th March 1899
Completed : 1st November 1900
Type : Battleship
Class : Canopus
Builder : Laird
Country : UK
Pennants :
Fate : Became Depot Ship and renamed Crescent, 1st May 1920.
Later became : HMS Crescent

HMS Glory Built by Laird at Birkenhead and laid down on the 1st December 1896 and launched on the 11 March 1899 completed October 1900. Served initially in the China Station as Flagship 1900 to 1905 returning to the UK in 1905, following the Anglo Japanese alliance. stayed with the Channel fleet until 1906 and then went into the commissioned reserve Home Fleet at Portsmouth refitted March 1907 to July 1907 for Boiler overhaul and magazine cooling and the addition of Fire Control. From the August 1907 to April 1909 HMS Glory served in the Mediterranean fleet. returning to the 4th Division (with reduced crew levels. From May 1912 she joined the 3rd Fleet at the Nore transferring to Portsmouth in April 1913 At the outbreak of world war one HMS Glory joined the 8th battle squadron to escort A Canadian Convoy of troops in October 1914, Then joining the north American and West Indies Station as Flagship. In June 1915 she joined the Mediterranean fleet to cover the Suez canal, and Egypt. In 1916 HMS Glory was sent to Archangel as Guard ship and remained at this station until 1919 before returning to Rosyth In 1920 she was renamed HMS Crescent and used as a depot ship Finally being sold to the Breakers in 1920 Displacement: 12,950 tons. Length: 410 ft. Beam: 74 ft. Draught: 26.5 ft. Complement: 750. Armament: four 12 ins guns, twelve 6 ins guns, ten 3 ins guns, six 3 pounder guns and two maxims with four torpedo tubes.

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HMS Glory, 1900.


HMS Glory

Timeline Entries :


11th May 1899 - Laiunched
24th November 1900 - Capt. F.S. Inglefield in Command
24th November 1900 - Sailed Portsmouth for the China Station
1901 - China Station
1902 - China Station
1903 - China Station
1904 - China Station
1905 - Eastern Fleet, China
1906 - Channel Fleet
1st April 1906 - Arrived Queenstown
June 1906 - Channel Fleet
June 1906 - Captain Ernest C. T. Troubridge, MVO in Command
1908 - Mediterranean Fleet
1909 - Mediterranean Fleet
28th October 1909 - Launched
1914 - Part of the escort to the 1st Canadian Troop Convoy, Canadian Expeditionary Force
8th August 1914 - 8th Battle Squadron in Reserve at Devonport
August 1915 - At Gallipoli
12th May 1919 - At Murmansk
19th December 1922 - Sold For Break Up

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