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HMS Alacrity - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Alacrity

Name : HMS Alacrity
Laid Down : 14th February 1884
Launched : 28th February 1885
Completed : 22nd June 1886
Type : Despatch Vessel
Class :
Builder : Palmer
Country : UK
Pennants :
Fate : Sold 1913.

On 8 October, 1911, she replaced Minotaur as Vice-Admiral Alfred Leigh Winsloe's flagship on the China Station, but handed back the role on 5 March, 1912. She was again flagship from 1 April to 19 September, 1912

Commanders of HMS Alacrity Commander Robert B. Maconochie, 22 June, 1886 Commander Charles H. Adair, 6 December, 1889 11 March, 1893 Commander Francis G. De Lisle, 1 January, 1894 Commander Arthur H. Smith-Dorrien, 1 January, 1897 Captain Spencer H. M. Login, 13 February, 1898[14] 28 March, 1898 Commander Christopher G. F. M. Cradock, 1 February, 1900 Commander Seymour E. Erskine, 18 April, 1901[17] 1902 Captain Osmond de B. Brock, 3 January, 1903[18] 3 January, 1904 Commander Richard M. Harbord, 3 January, 1904[20][21] 1 January, 1906 Commander Eustace La T. Leatham, 1 January, 1906[23] 7 January, 1908 Commander Cyril T. M. Fuller, 25 February, 1908[25][26] 27 January, 1910 Commander Alexander Lowndes, 27 January, 1910[28] 8 February, 1912

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HMS Alacrity in Hong Kong on 24th April 1921. ??


HMS Alacrity at Wei Hai Wei for the Kings birthday.??

Known Crew Details :

Name

Start of Service

End of Service

Known Date

Norman L R Bell

18th December 1907

Maurice B R Blackwood

18th December 1907

Charles A Bush

18th December 1907

Richard Charles

18th December 1907

Charles J Hayward

18th December 1907

Eustace La T Leatham

18th December 1907

Kenneth F Sworder

18th December 1907

P Gargnons Williams

18th December 1907

William A Wilson

18th December 1907

Timeline Entries :


28th February 1885 - Launched
February 1890 - China Station
18th March 1890 - Commissioned at Hong Kong
13th April 1890 - At Hong Kong
14th April 1890 - Flagship of Vice-Admiral Sir Nowell Salmon
14th April 1890 - Sailed Hong Kong for Chefoo
14th April 1890 - Sailed Hong Kong for Chefoo
January 1891 - China Station
15th January 1891 - Flagship of Vice-Admiral Sir Nowell Salmon
15th January 1891 - Sailed Hong KOng for Singapore
28th March 1891 - Arrived Hong Kong
5th May 1891 - Flagship of Vice Admiral Sir F.W. Richards
5th May 1891 - Sailed Hong Kong
30th June 1891 - Arrived Shanghai\par
30th June 1891 - Arrived Shanghai
1st July 1891 - Sailed Shanghai for Nagasaki
1st July 1891 - Sailed Shanghai for Nagasaki\par
3rd January 1892 - Arrived Hong Kong
May 1892 - China Station
12th December 1892 - Arrived Hong Kong
January 1893 - China Station
January 1894 - China Station
January 1895 - China Station
January 1896 - China Station
January 1897 - China Station
January 1898 - China Station
10th April 1898 - At Chefoo
23rd May 1898 - Arrived Wei Hai Wei
May 1899 - China Station
May 1900 - China Station
11th September 1900 - At Shanghai
September 1901 - China Station
September 1902 - China Station
September 1903 - China Station
September 1904 - China Station
14th December 1904 - Paid Off at Hong Kong
14th December 1904 - Cdr. R.M. Harbord in Command
June 1906 - Commander Eustace LaT. Leatham in Command
June 1906 - China Station
December 1906 - Special Service Vessels, China Station
June 1907 - Special Service Vessels, Eastern Fleet
June 1908 - Special Service Vessels, Eastern Fleet
June 1909 - Special Service Vessels, Eastern Fleet
13th October 1911 - On the China Station
13th November 1911 - Flagship of Vice-Admiral Sir Alfred L. Winsloe
13th November 1911 - Sailed Hankow for Kiu-kiang
October 1913 - Renamed from Surprised
October 1913 - Sold
October 1913 - China station
14th September 1919 - Arrived Port Said
October 1919 - Broken up
2nd October 1919 - Arrived Colombo
10th August 1921 - Arrived Wei Hai Wei
29th October 1921 - Sailed Wei Hai Wei for Nanking
1st December 1921 - Arrived Hong Kong

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Last edited : 01:06, January 9, 2017
By : HMS


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