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HMS Fox - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Fox

Name : HMS Fox
Laid Down : 1891
Launched : 15th June 1893
Completed : 14th April 1896
Type : Cruiser
Class : Astrea
Builder : Portsmouth
Country : UK
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Fate : Sold 14th July 1920.

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HSM Fox, 1896.


HMS Fox, 1896.


HMS Fox, 1896.


HMS Fox, 1896.

Timeline Entries :


7th June 1892 - Inspected by the Lords Commissioners at Portsmouth
1st December 1892 - Laid down at Portsmouth
15th June 1893 - Launched
9th January 1896 - At Portsmouth A Division, Reserve Fleet
1897 - Cape of Good Hope and West Coast of Africa Station
3rd March 1897 - Sailed Zanzibar for Simon's Bay
3rd March 1897 - Capt. G.A Gifford in Command
23rd April 1897 - Arrived Delagoa Bay
1898 - Cape of Good Hope and West Coast of Africa
1899 - Cape of Good Hope and West Coast of Africa Station
1902 - East Indies Station
1903 - East Indies Station
1904 - East Indies Station
1905 - East Indies Station
1906 - East Indies Station
June 1906 - Captain John B. Eustace in Command
June 1906 - East Indies Station
1907 - East Indies Station
June 1908 - At Devonport for service on the East Indies Station
1909 - East Indies Station
17th September 1909 - Capt A.T. Hunt in Command
17th September 1909 - Arrived Batticola
July 1910 - Recommissioned Muscat, Gulf of Oman
1911 - Persian Gulf - gun-running patrols
16th July 1912 - Recommissioned at Aden
20th August 1913 - Sailed Colombo for Bombay
20th August 1913 - Capt. F.W. Caulfeild in Command
August 1914 - East Indies Station. Ordered to be relieved by HMS Falmouth
August 1914 - East Indies Squadron - Eastern Fleet
August 1914 - East Indies Station (Columbo)
6th October 1914 - Arrived at Mombasa from the northward
27th November 1914 - Sailed Zanzibar for Dar-es-Salaam to cut out, destroy, or put out of action any shipping in the harbour
28th November 1914 - Anchored off Makatumbe Island
1916 - At Jiddah for the the conveyance of the Holy Carpet from Suez to Jiddah
January 1916 - Operations in the Red Sea
21st March 1916 - Destroyed the Turkish forts at Umlejh and Wejh
9th June 1916 - Anchored off Jiddah
July 1916 - Bombarded Wehj
7th July 1916 - Bombarded Qunfudah
1917 - Further service on the Red Sea Patrol
1917 - Completed operations in the Red Sea
21st January 1917 - Operation to take Wehj
30th November 1917 - Bombardment of Dar-es-Salaam
1918 - Prepared for service as a depot ship at Archangel, North Russia
1919 - Preparation completed
27th April 1919 - Sailed Sheerness for Archangel - severe gale in North Sea which necessitated a call at Rosyth
4th May 1919 - Sailed Rosyth.
9th May 1919 - Arrived at Murmansk.
10th May 1919 - Sailed Murmansk for Archangel
16th May 1919 - Arrived Archangel.
27th September 1919 - Separted Archangel for England following the conclusion of the Archangel River Expeditionary Force.
7th October 1919 - Arrived Sheerness
1920 - Sold to breakers

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Last edited : 14:17, March 23, 2011
By : jbryce1437

First Added : 17:15, March 2, 2011
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