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Dixmude - World Naval Ships Directory

Dixmude

Name : Dixmude
Laid Down :
Launched : 9th April 1945
Completed :
Type : Aircraft Carrier
Class :
Builder : Sun Shipbuilding Company, Chester
Country : France
Pennants :
Fate : From UK (Biter) 9th April 1945. Scrapped 1966.
Was previously : HMS Biter

The US-built British escort carrier Biter was transferred to the British Navy as the Dixmude in 1945. She saw action in Indo-China in 1946-48. After harbour service she was returned to the US Navy in 1966 for disposal.

Timeline Entries :


October 1888 - Laid down at Thames Iron Works (Chatham Dockyard)
5th July 1890 - Launched
20th July 1890 - Sailed Blackwall for Chatham for fitting out
8th January 1892 - In the steam basin at Chatham
19th January 1892 - Sailed Sheerness for steam trials
21st January 1892 - Sailed The Nore for portsmouth
22nd January 1892 - Arrived Portsmouth for watering and coaling and preparing for trials
7th February 1892 - Arrived Plymouth from Portsmouth
9th February 1892 - Carried out forced draught trials
9th February 1892 - Sailed Plymouth for Portsmouth after failing engine trials
16th February 1892 - Carried out steam tyrials at Portsmouth
1st August 1892 - At Chatham fitting for torpedo Tubes
18th August 1892 - At Chatham Preparing for machinery trials
11th July 1893 - Capt. William H. Hall
26th May 1894 - Completed
1895 - Channel Squadron
1896 - Channel Squadron
1897 - Channel Squadron
1st May 1897 - Sailed Portsmouth for Vigo
1st May 1897 - Capt. T.C. Bridgeman in Command
26th June 1897 - Capt. F.C.B. Bridgeman 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
11th January 1901 - Capt. F.H. Henderson in Command
11th January 1901 - Arrived Sheerness from steam trials
1902 - China Station
1903 - China Station
1904 - China Station
1905 - Converted to Destroyer Depot Ship.
June 1906 - In Commission, In Reserve, At Sheerness-Chatham
May 1908 - Depot ship
April 1909 - Attached to 1st Destroyer Flotilla, 1st Division, Home Fleet
23rd June 1911 - At Spithead for Fleet Review
15th November 1911 - Sailed Portland for Felixtowe
1st May 1912 - 3rd Destroyer Flotilla (Harwich)
9th July 1912 - Spithead Review
1913 - With flotillas in the Mediterranean
1915 - At Gallipoli
March 1915 - Went to Mudros
23rd October 1920 - At Malta
1921 - Depot ship for reserve Minesweepers at Harwich, then Sheerness
29th September 1921 - Sailed Plymouth
30th September 1921 - Arrived Sheerness
1926 - Sold to Ward, Permbroke Dock (breakers).
13th July 1926 - Broken up

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Last edited : 21:45, February 9, 2011
By : jbryce1437


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