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HMS Blake - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Blake

Name : HMS Blake
Laid Down : July 1888
Launched : 23rd November 1889
Completed : 2nd February 1892
Type : Cruiser
Class : Blake
Builder : Chatham
Country : UK
Pennants :
Fate : Became depot ship August 1908. Sold 9th June 1922.

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The Company of the Blake


Armourers of the Blake at Work on a 6 in Quick-Firer 1896


In the Carpenters Workshop, HMS Blake 1896


The Diver and His Apparatus, HMS Blake 1896


HMS Blake, 1892.


HSM Blake, 1892.


HMS Blake, 1912.


HMS Blake.


HMS Blake.

Known Crew Details :

Name

Start of Service

End of Service

Known Date

John Thomas Shephard

31st January 1912

30th April 1912

0th 0

Timeline Entries :


23rd November 1889 - Launched
23rd February 1891 - At Chatham preparing for recommissioning
3rd November 1891 - Manned with temporary crew for experimental trials
3rd November 1891 - Sailed Chatham for Sheerness
8th January 1892 - In the steam basin at Chatham
2nd February 1892 - Commissioned at Chatham
2nd February 1892 - Capt. William Des V. Hamilton Assumed Command
2nd February 1892 - Flagship of Vice-Admiral J.O. Hopkins
3rd February 1892 - Commissioned at Chatham
3rd February 1892 - Capt. Des V. Hamilton Assumed Command
24th February 1892 - At Sheerness
3rd March 1892 - Fouled anchor off Stokes Bay
8th March 1892 - Carried out full power trials in the North Sea
8th March 1892 - Anchored in the Nore overnight
9th March 1892 - Arrived Chatham
12th March 1892 - Sailed Funchal
23rd March 1892 - Arrived Bermuda
23rd May 1892 - Sailed Bermuda for Halifax
11th July 1892 - Sailed Halifax for St. John's N.F.
1893 - North America and West Indies Station
1894 - North America and West Indies Station
1895 - North America and West Indies Station
1896 - Channel Squadron
9th March 1896 - Capt. A.C.B. Bromley in Command
9th March 1896 - Escorted Queen Victoria out of Portsmouth for Cherbourg
1897 - Channel Squadron
2nd May 1897 - Sailed Funchal
2nd May 1897 - Capt. A.C. B Bromley in Command
26th June 1897 - Capt. A.C.B. Bromley in Command
26th June 1897 - Fleet Review celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria
1898 - Channel Squadron
5th June 1900 - Arrived Torbay for Manoeuvres
7th July 1900 - Participated in the Summer Fleet Manoeuvres
5th August 1903 - On Fleet Maneouvres
5th August 1903 - Commenced Fleet Maneouvres
June 1906 - In Commission, In Reserve, At Portsmouth
August 1907 - Depot ship
April 1909 - 3rd Division, Home Fleet at Plymouth
12th June 1909 - Fleet Review at Spithead
7th March 1911 - At Portland
23rd June 1911 - At Spithead for Fleet Review
1st May 1912 - 2nd Destroyer Flotilla (Rosyth)
9th July 1912 - Spithead Review
16th April 1914 - Arrived Plymouth from Portland
21st July 1919 - Peace Sea Pageant - Southend
21st July 1919 - Capt. A.M. Stancomb in Command
9th June 1922 - Broken up

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Last edited : 16:45, February 28, 2011
By : jbryce1437


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