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HMS Albemarle - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Albemarle

Name : HMS Albemarle
Laid Down : 8th January 1900
Launched : 5th March 1901
Completed : 12th November 1903
Type : Battleship
Class : Duncan
Builder : Chatham
Country : UK
Pennants :
Fate : Sold 19th November 1919.

HMS Albemarle. Royal Naval battleship of the Duncan Class. HMS Albemarle saw service with the Channel Fleet in 1906. In February 1907 she became the flagship of Admiral Sir John Jellicoe when he was appointed second in command of the Atlantic Fleet and then flagship at Gibraltar in 1909. HMS Albemarle had her crew reduced to minimal in February 1910 while at the Nore but in October of that year became flagship again at Portsmouth. She was then refitted and joined the 4th Battle Squadron of the Home Fleet in 1912 but became a gunnery tender in May 1913 with the 6th Battle Squadron at Portsmouth. HMS Albemarle then joined the Grand Fleet in 1914 serving with the northern patrol. February 1915 she saw service with the 6th and then 3rd Battle Squadron of the Channel Fleet. Badly damaged on November 1915 in heavy weather while in the Pentland Firth. The Albemarle's bridge was swepped away in the mountainous seas. and she has to go into dock, she was repaired and then returned to Scapa Flow in December 1915. She was used as an ice breaker in order to get supplies through to Archangel. After having her guns replaced she served as an overflow ship to the naval barracks at Devonport during May 1917 and November 1918. Armament: Four 12 inch guns in turrets, twelve 6 inch guns, twelve 3 inch guns, six 3 pdr guns, two maxims and four torpedo tubes. Displacement: 14,000 tons. Speed: 19 knots. Complement: 750. Length: 405 ft. Breadth: 75.5 ft. Depth: 27.25 ft.

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HMS Albemarle with inset Rear Admiral Sir Richard Poore.


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HMS Albemarle.

Known Crew Details :

Name

Start of Service

End of Service

Known Date

Thomas Austen

18th December 1907

Andrew Barker

18th December 1907

Francis H Batchellor

18th December 1907

James J Bevan

18th December 1907

Leslie S Brown

18th December 1907

Bernard Buxton

18th December 1907

Hugh D Collins

18th December 1907

Hubert E Dannreuther

18th December 1907

Thomas D Devereux

18th December 1907

Robert F C Eames

18th December 1907

William W Fisher

18th December 1907

Harold Gaisford

18th December 1907

Walter Gask

18th December 1907

Frederick G Goble

18th December 1907

Frederick R Godfrey

18th December 1907

William E Goodenough

18th December 1907

Colin G Harper

18th December 1907

H Lyttleton Haslewood

18th December 1907

Edwin A Homan

18th December 1907

Reginald A Jackson

18th December 1907

Robert Jeffreys

18th December 1907

Sir John R Jellicoe

18th December 1907

Charles D Johnson

18th December 1907

Eric W M King

18th December 1907

Bertram W Knott

18th December 1907

Henry J Lamb

18th December 1907

Reginald D H Lough

18th December 1907

Francis A Marten

18th December 1907

Timothy McElligott

18th December 1907

Daniel J O Meara

18th December 1907

Sir John E Millais

18th December 1907

Basil M Peck

18th December 1907

John S Sanders

18th December 1907

Walter Stock

18th December 1907

Edwin P Thompson

18th December 1907

Alfred J Tollick

18th December 1907

Ronald A Trevor

18th December 1907

John S Tyndall

18th December 1907

James Uglow

18th December 1907

Rev Harry D L Viener

18th December 1907

Rurie H Waring

18th December 1907

Arthur J Whittle

18th December 1907

William H N Young

18th December 1907

Timeline Entries :


8th January 1900 - Laid down at Chatham Dockyard
5th January 1901 - Launched
November 1903 - Mediterranean Fleet
12th November 1903 - Commissioned
12th November 1903 - Flagship of Rear-Admiral W. Des. V. Hamilton
12th November 1903 - Capt. A.L. Duff in Command
29th July 1904 - Joined the Mediterranean Fleet
October 1904 - Mediterranean and Red Sea Fleet
29th October 1904 - Flagship of Rear-Admiral William Des Voeux Hamilton
29th October 1904 - Sailed Malta for Gibraltar
1st November 1904 - Arrived Gibraltar
February 1905 - Channel Fleet
October 1905 - Mediterranean Fleet
30th January 1906 - Recommissioned at Chatham for the Channel Fleet
30th January 1906 - Capt. E.S. Fitzherbert in Command
February 1906 - Channel Fleet
June 1906 - Captain Edward S. Fitzherbert in Command
June 1906 - Flag of Rear Admiral Groome
June 1906 - Channel Fleet
20th June 1906 - At Bereshaven
31st January 1907 - Atlantic Fleet
11th February 1907 - Collided with Battleship HMS Commonwealth suffering minor bow damage
June 1907 - Channel Fleet
December 1907 - Flagship. Rear Admiral Sir John R. Jellicoe
7th December 1907 - Captain William E. Goodenough in Command
December 1908 - Atlantic Fleet
April 1909 - Battle Squadron, Atlantic Fleet
12th June 1909 - Fleet Review at Spithead
17th July 1909 - Thames Review
18th September 1909 - Sailed Sheerness for St. Catherines Point
18th September 1909 - Flagship of Rear-Admiral Sir C.R. Keppel
December 1909 - Atlantic Fleet
29th January 1910 - At Dover
September 1910 - Home Fleet
23rd June 1911 - At Spithead for Fleet Review
June 1914 - Grand Fleet
August 1914 - Channel Fleet
8th August 1914 - 6th Battle Squadron in Reserve at Devonport
August 1915 - Grand Fleet
August 1916 - Served at Murmansk as icebreaker
August 1916 - In reserve
April 1919 - Decommissioned
1st May 1919 - Cdr. J.A. Ingles in Command
19th November 1919 - Sold For Break Up

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