HMS Glory Built by Laird at
Birkenhead and laid down on the 1st December 1896 and launched on the 11
March 1899 completed October 1900. Served initially in the China
Station as Flagship 1900 to 1905 returning to the UK in 1905, following
the Anglo Japanese alliance. stayed with the Channel fleet until 1906 and
then went into the commissioned reserve Home Fleet at Portsmouth refitted
March 1907 to July 1907 for Boiler overhaul and magazine cooling and the addition
of Fire Control. From the August 1907 to April 1909 HMS Glory served
in the Mediterranean fleet. returning to the 4th Division (with
reduced crew levels. From May 1912 she joined the 3rd Fleet at the Nore transferring
to Portsmouth in April 1913 At the outbreak of world war one HMS Glory
joined the 8th battle squadron to escort A Canadian Convoy of troops in
October 1914, Then joining the north American and West Indies Station as
Flagship. In June 1915 she joined the Mediterranean fleet to cover
the Suez canal, and Egypt. In 1916 HMS Glory was sent to Archangel as Guard ship
and remained at this station until 1919 before returning to Rosyth In 1920
she was renamed HMS Crescent and used as a depot ship Finally being sold
to the Breakers in 1920
Displacement: 12,950 tons.
Length: 410 ft. Beam: 74 ft. Draught: 26.5
ft. Complement: 750. Armament: four 12 ins guns,
twelve 6 ins guns, ten 3 ins guns, six 3 pounder guns and two maxims with
four torpedo tubes.
HMS Glory -
The tenth “GLORY” is a 16-gun twin-screw
battleship, launched at Birkenhead in 1899.
She is of 12,950 tons, 13,500 horse- power, and 18 knots speed.
Her length, beam, and draught are 390ft., 74ft., and 26ft.
HMS Glory, 1900.
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HMS Glory was one of the most modern battleships in
commission at the beginning of 1900. She is pictured here before she went
to the Far East c.1900.
The artificers of HMS Glory c.1900.
An old coloured postcard picture of HMS Glory, sent
in by Alan Bacon, who believes his great Grandfather served on her as a
torpedo man in the early 1900's
Silk souvenir from HMS Glory. Photo sent in by
Jim Cantwell. The souvenir measures approximately 28½" x
26½" and is inscribed "Roy brought from Japan for
me". A label on the item has "Nagasaki, Japan, H.Imamura,
Embroiderer." Another label has "No.4". The
dates on the item are 1900 - 1904.
Some of the officers of HMS Glory c.1900: the officer
seated in the centre with his hands on the midshipman's shoulders is
Captain F S Inglefield. On his right is Commander W B Fawckner, borne for
navigating duties. The chaplain is Rev. J H S Bailey, and among the other
prominent officers are Commander C E E Carey, on the captain's left,
Gunnery-Lieutenant H Christian, Torpedo-Lieutenant F L Attenborough and
Fleet-Engineer D J Bennett.
may be of interest. Attached are pictures of a box apparently
presented to Lieut.C.F.B.Bowlby when HMS Glory was at Archangel in
1919. Both the box and my son are now in Australia. I do not
know how he came by it. Brian Denham. Thanks
to Brian for this contribution.
The plaque from the box reads as follows :
"Lieut C. F. B. Bowlby R.N. D.S.C. from J7LF (?).
White Sea Station 1919. Made from wood from HMS
Glory - Sister ships of the Canopus Class
||21ST JUNE 1898
||SOLD FOR B/U 11TH DECEMBER 1919
||12TH OCTOBER 1897
||SOLD FOR B/U 28TH JANUARY 1920
||25TH MARCH 1898
||TORPEDOED 13TH MAY 1915
||5TH JULY 1898
||MINED 18TH MARCH 1915
||25TH JULY 1899
||SOLD FOR B/U 1ST DECEMBER 1921
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thought that it may be of interest to you and the web page, that I give
the details of one other member of "GLORY's crew. He
was my father Arthur Amos Wheldon, and he seved as A.B. He joined the ship
on 7th August 1916 and was transferred 31st May 1917. D.R.Wheldon,