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HMS Africa - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Africa

Name : HMS Africa
Laid Down : 27th January 1904
Launched : 20th May 1905
Completed : 6th November 1906
Type : Battleship
Class : King Edward VII
Builder : Chatham
Country : UK
Pennants :
Fate : Sold 30th June 1920.

HMS Africa. Royal Naval battleship of the King Edward VII Class. Launched 20th May 1905. Joined the Atlantic Fleet after completion in November 1906. February 1907, transferred to the general fleet, April 1909 joined 2nd division of Home Fleet. In August 1911, HMS Africa became the flag ship to the 3rd and 4th divisions of the Home Fleet and was brought back to full commission with the 3rd Battle Squadron in May 1912. In August 1914 the 3rd battle squadron joined the grand fleet (the 3rd battle squadron became known as the Wobbly Eight) in May 1916, left Scapa Flow to go to the Nore. In 1917, she was refitted which included replacing a six inch main deck battery with four 6 inch a deck higher. Joined 9th cruiser squadron until November 1918 and became an accommodation ship in April 1919. Sold for scrapping 30th June 1920. Armament: Four 4inch guns in pairs, four 9.2 inch guns in singles, ten 6 inch guns in pairs, fourteen 12 pdr guns, fourteen 3 pdr guns, two maxims and five torpedo tubes. Displacement: 16,350 tons. Speed: 18 knots. Complement: 777.

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HMS Africa, 1906.


HMS Africa, 1906.


HMS Africa, 1915.


Secondary armament of HMS Africa.


Crossing the Line, HMS Africa


HMS Africa.


HMS Africa


HMS Africa

Known Crew Details :

Name

Start of Service

End of Service

Known Date

Robert H Ames

18th December 1907

Frank M Attwood

18th December 1907

Caspar B Ballard

18th December 1907

Harold S G Bird

18th December 1907

Jack S Boffmann

18th December 1907

Ernest S Carey

18th December 1907

John H Chaloner

18th December 1907

Lewis R Clare

18th December 1907

Stanley W Cooke

18th December 1907

Seymour Cruddas

18th December 1907

George O M Dickenson

18th December 1907

Joscelyn H Drummond

18th December 1907

William Edwards

18th December 1907

Reginald H Errington

18th December 1907

Bernard W F Fairbairn

18th December 1907

Joseph Farrar

18th December 1907

Archibald P L Fonlis

18th December 1907

Arthur H T Glenny

18th December 1907

George Gosden

18th December 1907

Victor L Griffith

18th December 1907

Eric W Hartford

18th December 1907

George M Hill

18th December 1907

John H Hill

18th December 1907

Alfred R Kempt

18th December 1907

C W Kerridge

18th December 1907

Arthur F Kingsnorth

18th December 1907

Anthony W Loveband

18th December 1907

Cecil S Manners

18th December 1907

Robin B Martin

18th December 1907

Colin Mayers

18th December 1907

Robert H Mitchell

18th December 1907

Horace L Morgan

18th December 1907

Edwin S Norman

18th December 1907

Charles R Finch Noyes

18th December 1907

Francis D Piper

18th December 1907

John J C Ridley

18th December 1907

Richard C F Ryan

18th December 1907

Basil O Bell Salter

18th December 1907

Colin A M Sarel

18th December 1907

John H Stenhouse

18th December 1907

Robert H Johnston Stewart

18th December 1907

Walter C Tancred

18th December 1907

Alfred R Taylor

18th December 1907

George P Wilson

18th December 1907

Henry J Woodward

18th December 1907

Rev Benjamin Wright

18th December 1907

Timeline Entries :


20th May 1905 - Launched
May 1907 - Atlantic Fleet
5th August 1907 - Arrived Liverpool
27th October 1907 - Capt. H.R. Robinson in Command
27th October 1907 - Arrive at the Nore
December 1907 - Channel Fleet
7th December 1907 - Captain Robert H. Johnston Stewart in Command
August 1908 - Channel Fleet
April 1909 - 2nd Battle Squadron, 2nd Division, Home Fleet
June 1909 - Channel Fleet
12th June 1909 - Fleet Review at Spithead
17th July 1909 - Thames Review
27th July 1910 - Sailed Torquay for Naval Review
27th July 1910 - Arrived back at Torquay after Naval Review
23rd June 1911 - At Spithead for Fleet Review
24th July 1911 - At Sheerness
24th July 1911 - Capt. A.H. Williamson relinquished command
24th July 1911 - Capt E.G. Barton Assumed Command
1st August 1911 - Relinquished Flagship of Vice Admiral Prince Louis of Battenburg
14th November 1911 - Capt. E.G. Barton in Command
14th November 1911 - Sailed Sheerness for Knock Deep
3rd February 1912 - Flagship of Acting Vice-Admiral Hamilton
3rd February 1912 - At Spithead for the arrival of the King and Queen
9th July 1912 - Spithead Review
9th August 1912 - Capt. H. Jones in command
9th August 1912 - Arrived Sheerness
10th August 1912 - Sailed Sheerness for Portland
6th November 1912 - 3rd Battle Squadron 1st Division
6th November 1912 - Passed Malta
14th November 1912 - Arrived Salonika from Besika Bay
8th August 1914 - 3rd Battle Squadron in Home Waters
30th June 1920 - Sold For Break Up

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Last edited : 14:52, October 12, 2012
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