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HMS Brilliant - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Brilliant

Name : HMS Brilliant
Laid Down : 24th March 1890
Launched : 24th June 1891
Completed : 1893
Type : Cruiser
Class : Apollo
Builder : Sheerness
Country : UK
Pennants :
Fate : Sunk as blockship 23rd April 1918.

Some Movements of HMS Brilliant taken from The Times 1899 11th Jul Recommissioned from reserve for Naval manoeuvres 1899 11th Jul Capt. George J.S. Warrender Assumed Command 1899 12th Aug Arrived Sheerness for Paying off into reserve 1900 24th Feb Transferred from Chatham to Portsmouth Fleet Reserve 1900 27th Mar Sailed Sheerness for Portsmouth 1900 29th Mar Arrived Portsmouth and into Fleet Reserve 1900 10th Jul Recommissioned at Portsmouth for Naval Manoeuvres 1900 10th Jul Capt. C.H. Robertson in Command 1900 05th Jul Arrived Torbay 1900 21st Aug Paid off at Portsmouth into reserve 1900 19th Nov Fitted with Wireless Telegraphy Equipment 1901 26th Aug Took part in Naval Manoeuvres in Home waters 1901 25th Oct Arrived Portsmouth for repairs 1901 25th Oct Capt. H.P. Williams in Command 1902 26th Apr Sailed Gibraltar for Portsmouth 1902 16th Jun Sailed Berehaven 1902 18th Jun Arrived Plymouth for coaling 1902 19th Jun Sailed Plymouth for Portsmouth 1902 21st Jun Arrived Portsmouth 1902 16th Aug Fleet Review at Spithead No movements reported in 1903 qprdave

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HMS Brilliant, 1918.


HMS Brilliant

Timeline Entries :


9th August 1890 - At Sheerness for Lords of the Admiralty Dockyard Inspection
24th June 1891 - Launched at Sheerness
17th August 1892 - Commenced steam trials at Sheerness Dockyard
30th August 1892 - Sailed Sheerness for 8 hour engine trials
19th September 1892 - Carried out full power trials
11th July 1893 - Capt. Edmund S.. Poe
9th January 1896 - At Chatham, A Division, Reserve Fleet
16th July 1896 - Sailed Falmouth Roads
16th July 1896 - Arrived Portland
15th June 1897 - Commissioned at Chatham for the Mobilized Fleet
26th June 1897 - Capt. F.J. Foley in Command
26th June 1897 - Fleet Review celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria
11th July 1899 - Recommissioend from reserve for Naval manoeuvres
11th July 1899 - Capt. George J.S. Warrender Assumed Command
12th August 1899 - Arrived Sheerness for Paying off into reserve
24th February 1900 - Transferred from Chatham to Portsmouth Fleet Reserve
27th March 1900 - Sailed Sheerness for Portsmouth
29th March 1900 - Arrived Portsmouth and into Fleet Reserve
5th July 1900 - Arrived Torbay
7th July 1900 - Participated in the Summer Fleet Manoeuvres
10th July 1900 - Recommissioned at Portsmouth for Naval Manoeuvres
10th July 1900 - Capt. C.H. Robertson in Command
21st August 1900 - Paid off at Portsmouth into reserve
19th November 1900 - Fitted with Wireless Telegraphy Equipment
25th August 1901 - Capt. H.P. Williams in Command
25th August 1901 - Arrived Portsmouth for repairs
26th August 1901 - Took part in Naval Manoeuvres in Home waters
1902 - Cruiser Squadron
26th April 1902 - Sailed Gibraltar for Portsmouth
16th June 1902 - Sailed Berehaven
18th June 1902 - 1Arrived Plymouth for coaling
19th June 1902 - Sailed Plymouth for Portsmouth
21st June 1902 - Arrived Portsmouth
16th August 1902 - Fleet Review at Spithead
16th August 1902 - Capt. H.P. Williams in Command
16th August 1902 - Coronation Review at Spithead
1903 - Cruiser Squadron
June 1906 - Commander Robert H. Anstruther in Command
June 1906 - Newfoundland Area. Fisheries Protection duty
1907 - Newfoundland Fishery Squadron
1908 - Sold
1908 - Attached to North America and West Indies Station
1909 - Attached to the Mediterranean Fleet
April 1909 - Attached to 4th Cruiser Squadron
23rd April 1918 - Sunk as blockship

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