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HMS Achilles - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Achilles

Name : HMS Achilles
Laid Down : 22nd February 1904
Launched : 17th June 1905
Completed : 22nd April 1907
Type : Cruiser
Class : Warrior
Builder : Armstrong
Country : UK
Sequence : This is the 4th ship with this name.
Pennants :
Fate : Sold for scrap 9th May 1921

Achilles was ordered as part of the 190304 naval construction programme as the third of four armoured cruisers. She was laid down on 22 February 1904 at Elswick by Armstrong Whitworth. The ship was launched on 17 June 1905 and completed on 22 April 1907 at the cost of 1,191,103. Like her sister ships, she joined the 5th Cruiser Squadron in 1907, and made a port visit to Russia in 1908.[8] The ship was later transferred to the 2nd Cruiser Squadron in 1909.[9] Achilles, accompanied by her sister Cochrane, and three other armoured cruisers were sent to reinforce the defences of the Shetland Islands on 2 August 1914, days before the start of the First World War. She, and her squadron, was assigned to the Grand Fleet after the beginning of the war. Achilles missed the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916 because she was refitting. On the evening of 18 August, the Grand Fleet put to sea in response to a deciphered message that the High Seas Fleet, minus the II Battle Squadron, would be leaving harbour that night. The Germans planned to bombard the port of Sunderland on 19 August, with extensive reconnaissance provided by airships and submarines. The Germans broke off their planned attack to pursue a lone British battle squadron reported by an airship, which was in fact the Harwich Force under Commodore Tyrwhitt. Realising their mistake, the Germans then set course for home. During the Grand Fleet's sortie, Achilles spotted a U-boat. During another sortie by the High Seas Fleet on 18 October 1916, Achilles and three other armoured cruisers were ordered to patrol the northern end of the North Sea, between the approaches to Pentland Firth and Hardangerfjord in Norway, but they saw no German ships. On 16 March 1917, Achilles and the armed boarding steamer Dundee were patrolling north of the Shetland Islands when they encountered the disguised German auxiliary cruiser Leopard. The latter ship heaved to when commanded, but manoeuvred to prevent Dundee from boarding her and then fired two torpedoes which missed. Dundee retaliated by raking Leopard's stern, badly damaging the German ship and then Achilles opened fire herself. The German ship sank an hour later with no survivors. Achilles was transferred to the North America and West Indies Station in August 1917 for convoy escort duties,[14] but returned to Britain for a refit between February and December 1918. Upon completion of this refit Achilles became a stoker's training ship at Chatham. The ship was sold for scrap on 9 May 1921

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Known Crew Details :

Name

Start of Service

End of Service

Known Date

Christopher H Hoskyns Abrahall

18th December 1907

James T Bush

18th December 1907

John B Chancellor

18th December 1907

Robert Connolly

18th December 1907

Ernest W Denison

18th December 1907

Albert E Dixie

18th December 1907

William Fiddick

18th December 1907

William J Ford

18th December 1907

Arthur R J Ginn

18th December 1907

Charles Hammond

18th December 1907

Edward H Hext

18th December 1907

Douglas Hill

18th December 1907

Andrew Johnstone

18th December 1907

Cecil F Kilner

18th December 1907

Richard Lyons

18th December 1907

William E Marshall

18th December 1907

Henry A Milman

18th December 1907

Arthur J Mortieau

18th December 1907

George F A Mulock

18th December 1907

Henry F Oliver

18th December 1907

George L R Perkins

18th December 1907

Herbert Pott

18th December 1907

Henry W Richardson

18th December 1907

David McD Ross

18th December 1907

Harry J Symonds

18th December 1907

Horace H Tatham

18th December 1907

George S Trowin

18th December 1907

Leonard P Vavasour

18th December 1907

Arthur A Walke

18th December 1907

Rev Louis W L Walker

18th December 1907

Edgar S Wilkinson

18th December 1907

Charles A Wilson

18th December 1907

Stadley T H Wilton

18th December 1907

Hugh B Worsley

18th December 1907

Timeline Entries :


17th June 1905 - Launched
22nd April 1907 - Commisioned
December 1907 - 5th Cruiser Squadron Home Fleet
December 1907 - Captain Henry F. Oliver
April 1909 - 3rd Division, Home Fleet at The Nore
27th July 1910 - Arrived back at Torquay after Naval Review
27th July 1910 - Sailed Torquay for Naval Review
23rd June 1911 - At Spithead for Fleet Review
25th November 1911 - At Portland
9th July 1912 - Spithead Review
18th April 1913 - Capt. A.L. Cay in Command
19th January 1914 - Arrived Vigo
8th August 1914 - 2nd Cruiser Squadron
September 1917 - Transferred to N.A.W.I.
9th May 1921 - Sold for scrap

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