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HMS Barfleur - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Barfleur

Name : HMS Barfleur
Laid Down : 12th October 1890
Launched : 10th August 1892
Completed : 22nd June 1894
Type : Battleship
Class : Centurion
Builder : Chatham
Country : UK
Pennants :
Fate : Sold for scrap 12th July 1910.

HMS Barfleur. Pre Dreadnaught Battleship of the Royal Navy, built at Chatham Dockyard and completed in 1894. HMS Barfleur was part of the Mediterranean Squadron in 1896. She was eventually sold for breaking in 1910. Displacement: 10,500 tons. IHP: 13,163. Length: 360 ft. Beam: 70 ft. Draught 25 ft 6 ins. original maximum speed 18.7 knots. Compliment: 606 Armament: Four 29 ton guns. Ten 4.7 inch guns. Eight 6 pounder guns and twelve 3 pounder quick-firers with a partial belt of armour of 12ins thick.

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HMS Barfleur of the Mediterranean Squadron.


HMS Barfleur in 1897.


HMS Barfleur, 1894.


HMS Barfleur, 1894.

Known Crew Details :

Name

Start of Service

End of Service

Known Date

James Allen

18th December 1907

William H Cockburn

18th December 1907

Alexander C Colles

18th December 1907

George W Curle

18th December 1907

Edward R D Fasken

18th December 1907

Percy H Franklin

18th December 1907

Alfred E A Grant

18th December 1907

Thomas E Harrison

18th December 1907

Frederick T Norris

18th December 1907

George T Roper

18th December 1907

Edward Unwin

18th December 1907

Frederick W Wells

18th December 1907

Timeline Entries :


12th October 1890 - Laid down at Chatham Dockyard
10th August 1892 - Launched
14th March 1894 - Sailed Chatham and anchored at Blackstakes
16th March 1894 - Anchored at The Nore
June 1894 - Completed
June 1894 - Completed
22nd June 1894 - Commissioned
22nd June 1894 - Placed into reserve
22nd June 1894 - Commissioned
July 1894 - Commissioned for Home Fleet manoeuvres
1st September 1894 - Paid off into reserve
26th February 1895 - Capt R.W. Custance Assumed Command
9th March 1895 - Anchored at Spithead to escort H.M. Queen Victoria to Cherbourg
13th March 1895 - Sailed Portsmouth for Cherbourg
13th March 1895 - Arrived Cherbourg
19th March 1895 - Sailed UK for Mediterranean
23rd March 1895 - Arrived Gibraltar
26th May 1895 - Arrived Alexandria
2nd June 1895 - Sailed Alexandria
1896 - Mediterranean and Red Sea Fleet
1896 - Commenced refit at Malta
13th January 1896 - Sailed Salonika
14th January 1896 - Arrived Malta
1897 - Completed refit at Malta
1897 - Commenced refit at Malta
18th January 1897 - At Suda Bay
7th February 1897 - At Candea
1st March 1897 - At Candea
9th March 1897 - At Canea due to the Greek/Turkish crisis
29th May 1897 - Sailed Malta for 1st Summer Cruise
2nd August 1897 - Sailed Malta
4th August 1897 - Arrived Corfu
15th September 1897 - Arrived Pirano
30th September 1897 - Arrived Malta
13th October 1897 - Sailed Malta for Cruise. Alexandria, Beirut, Larnaca, Marmaris, Smyrna
21st November 1897 - Sailed Aden
25th November 1897 - Arrived Malta
1898 - Mediterranean and Red Sea Fleet
February 1898 - Completed refit at Malta
6th February 1898 - Sailed the Mediterranean for China. Transferred due to the Boxer Uprising
12th February 1898 - Sailed Suez
17th February 1898 - Arrived Aden and sailed same day for Colombo
26th February 1898 - Sailed Colombo
5th March 1898 - Sailed Singapore for Hong Kong
11th March 1898 - Arrived Hong Kong
25th March 1898 - Sailed Hong Kong for Chusan
10th April 1898 - At Chefoo
1899 - China Station
April 1899 - Captain Stanley Colville in Command
6th June 1900 - Arrived Tien Tsin
11th June 1900 - Arrived Taku
17th June 1900 - At Taku
1901 - China Station
1st February 1901 - Sailed Hong Kong for Wusung
1st February 1901 - Flagship of Rear Admiral J.A.T. Bruce
9th August 1904 - Arrived Carrickfergus Roads
June 1906 - In Commission, In Reserve, At Portsmouth
April 1909 - 4th Division, Home Fleet at Portsmouth
12th July 1910 - Sold For Break Up

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Last edited : 21:38, October 11, 2012
By : DataStream


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