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HMS Canopus was a pre-Dreadnought battleship of the British Royal Navy, built at Portsmouth Dockyard and laid down on the 4 January 1897, launched 21 June 1898 and completed in December 1899.
In 1913 HMS Canopus was stationed at Pembroke, Wales and at the outbreak of the First World War joined the 8th battle squadron of the Channel fleet, soon after she was sent to East Africa and the Cape of Good Hope.
Canopus 's slow maximum speed of only 17 knots meant that she was 300 miles south of the rest of Cradock's squadron when he fatally engaged the German force at the Battle of Coronel on 1 November 1914.
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 Probert Encyclopaedia: Ships (C-Car)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
HMS Cadiz was powered by three Admiralty 3-drum type boilers providing a top speed of 34 knots and carried a crew of 250 in peace time and 337 during the Second World War.
HMS Caesar (formerly Ranger) was a British C Class destroyer of 1710 tons displacement launched in 1944.
HMS Captain was a British turret ironclad of 6950 tons displacement, built in 1869 and lost by capsizing off Finisterre on September the 7th 1870.
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 HMS Canopus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
HMS Canopus was a pre-Dreadnought battleship of the British RoyalNavy, built at Portsmouth Dockyard and laid down on the 4 January 1897, launched 21 June 1898 and completed in December 1899.
In 1913 HMS Canopus was stationed at Pembroke, Wales and at the outbreak of the FirstWorld War joined the 8th battle squadron of the Channel fleet, soon after she was sent to East Africa and the Cape of GoodHope.
Canopus 's slow maximum speed of only 17 knots meant that she was 300 miles south ofthe rest of Cradock's squadron when he fatally engaged the German force at the Battle of Coronel on 1 November 1914.
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 HMS Ganges (1821) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
HMS Ganges was an 84-gun 2nd rate of the Royal Navy launched on November 10, 1821 at Bombay Dockyard.
Admiralty orders of June 5th 1816 directed her to be built as a facsimile of HMS Canopus (the ex-French ship Franklin, which had fought at the Battle of the Nile).
In 1906, she was renamed HMS Tenedos III, then moved to Devonport to become part of the HMS Indus training establishment; on August 13th, 1910, she was renamed HMS Indus V.
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 Royal Navy: History
The next HMS Albion was a ship-rigged sloop of 366 tons, an ex-merchant vessel bought for the Navy in 1798 — she had previously served as a hired Armed Ship, privately owned but with a Royal Navy crew.
HMS Albion had been set on fire three times, and but for the work of the tugs she would probably have gone ashore.
Two of her sisters, HMS Goliath and Ocean, were sunk in these operations and HMS Albion herself was badly damaged by Turkish fire while covering the landings at Gallipoli.
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 Encyclopedia: Battle of Coronel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
HMS Good Hope was a 14,100-ton Drake-class armored cruiser of the Royal Navy; she was originally planned to be named Africa, but was renamed before she was launched.
HMS Glasgow, the sixth ship of that name, was launched on the Clyde at Govan in 1909 and was a Town-class light cruiser of 4800 tons, capable of around 26 knots.
HMS Defence was a Minotaur-class armoured cruiser of the Royal Navy, launched in 1907.
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 Encyclopedia: Battle of the Falkland Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
HMS Carnarvon was a Devonshire-class armoured cruiser (10,850 tons displacement) of the Royal Navy, named after the town of Caernarfon in Wales.
HMS Kent was a Monmouth-class armoured cruiser of 9,800 tons displacement, of the British Royal Navy.
The fifth HMS Bristol was a Town-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy, displacing 4,800 tons, with a crew of 376, and capable of 27 knots.
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Serving on HMS Britannia when it was torpedoed by a German submarine on 9th November 1918.
HMS Orlando was anchored in Tunis Bay, 3rd November 1864.
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 Quantum phase transition bei eLexi - das Onlinelexikon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The sixth HMS Monmouth was the name-ship of the Monmouth-class of armoured cruiser of 9,800 tons displacement, of the British Royal Navy.
HMS Bristol was the name-ship of the Bristol-class of light cruiser of the Royal Navy, displacing 4,800 tons,with a crew of 376, and capable of 27 knots.
HMS Cornwall was a Royal Navy 9000 ton armoured cruiser of the Monmouth-class, launched at Pembroke, Wales in 1902.
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 Battle of the Falkland Islands
HMS Princess Royal was dispatched to the Caribbean to guard the Panama Canal.
HMS Canopus was now beached at Port Stanley, the capital of the Falklands, as guard ship.
Canopus was beached out of site of the German ships, behind hills but had set up a system for targeting using land based spotters.
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 Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia - - HMS Canopus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Named for the ancient Egyptian city near Alexandria where Nelson defeated the French at the Battle of the Nile, the Canopus was the first of six lightly built pre-Dreadnought battleships ordered in 1896.
Canopus spent two tours in the Mediterranean (1903 and 1908), and the outbreak of World War I found her laid up and scheduled for scrapping in 1915.
First Sea Lord Fisher then ordered the ship beached at Stanley as a defense for the Falkland Islands port and on December 8, Canopus fired the opening shots of the battle of the Falklands against the scouting Gneisenau and Nurnberg.
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 HMS Canopus -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Canopus 's slow maximum speed of only 17 knots meant that she was 300 miles south of the rest of Cradock's squadron when he fatally engaged the German force at the (Click link for more info and facts about Battle of Coronel) Battle of Coronel on 1 November 1914.
She then made for (Click link for more info and facts about Port Stanley) Port Stanley in the (A group of over 100 islands in the southern Atlantic off the coast of Argentina; a British crown colony) Falkland Islands, where she was grounded as a local defence fortress.
In February 1915 she was sent to the Mediterranean to support the (The unsuccessful campaign in World War I (1915) by the English and French to open a passage for aid to Russia; defeated by the Turks) Dardanelles expedition.
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 Battle of the Falkland Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Unknown to Spee however, a British squadron, including two fast, modern battle cruisers, HMS Invincible and HMS Inflexible, were at that same time coaling at Port Stanley, sent by First Sea Lord Admiral Fisher to avenge the British defeat at Coronel.
These were the armoured cruisers HMS Carnarvon, HMS Cornwall and HMS Kent; two light cruisers, HMS Bristol and HMS Glasgow; and an old battleship, HMS Canopus, presently grounded at Port Stanley and used as a form of make-shift fortress.
As a consequence of the battle, German commerce raiding on the high seas was brought to an end.
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 Bitwa pod Falklandami   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Poza dwoma krążownikami liniowymi, brytyjska eskadra składała się z 3 krążowników pancernych HMS "Carnarvon", HMS "Cornwall" i HMS "Kent" i dwóch krążowników lekkich HMS "Bristol" i HMS "Glasgow".
Po ostrzelaniu podchodzących okrętów przez HMS "Canopus", Spee dostrzegł niebezpieczeństwo i zawrócił ze swoją eskadrą, uchodząc w kierunku otwartego morza.
Pomimo początkowego sukcesu "Scharnhorsta" i "Gneisenau" w postaci trafienia HMS "Invincible", skutkującego jego pośpieszną ucieczką, Sturdee zdołał wyjść z zasięgu ognia niemieckiego, a samemu utrzymać swoje okręty w najdalszym zasięgu ich artylerii.
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 CHRISTOPHER A LONG - Battles of Coronel & The Falkland Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Canopus then fired her rear turret using practice rounds which were already loaded for a planned practice shoot.
On 15th December, HMS Kent left Port Stanley to search for the Dresden, and together with HMS Glasgow, was present when she was scuttled at Juan Fernandez on March 14th, 1915.
H.M.S. Macedonia reports that only two ships, steamships Baden and Santa Isabel, were present; both ships were sunk after the removal of the crew.
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 HMS Canopus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Two ships of the British Royal Navy have been named HMS Canopus after the star Canopus.
The first Canopus was an 80-gun third rate French ship of the line launched in 1797, captured at the Battle of the Nile, and commissioned into the Royal Navy.
The second Canopus was a pre-Dreadnought battleship launched in 1898 and finally broken up in 1920.
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 CHRISTOPHER A LONG - Michel Vlasto In WWl   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The call-up came in the customary terse form: a telegram ordered him to report to Devonport and HMS Canopus – in which he saw action in the battles of Coronel and the Falkland Islands in 1914.
At HMS Bighi, Malta, he met his future wife, Chrissy Mitchell Croil, then a Royal Navy V.A.D. HMS Canopus in 1914 or 1915.
She was presumably moving north, along with her hospital ships, to support the impending attack on the Turkish batteries in the Dardanelles and the massive allied invasion of Gallipoli on the opposite shore.
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 HMS NELSON BATTLESHIP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
HMS DUKE OF YORK 1940 KING GEORGE V CLASS
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 Research Results For Spee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The British force comprised the battle cruisers Invincible and Inflexible and the cruisers Bristol, Carnavon, Glasgow, Cornwall and Kent, the armed merchant cruiser Macedonia (who sighted the enemy squadron approaching whilst on guard outside Port Stanley Harbour) and the slow pre-dreadnought HMS Canopus, who ambushed the approaching ships from her hidden position.
HMS Invincible and HMS Inflexible engaged and sank the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau.
The fastest German ship, Dresden escaped; HMS Cornwall and HMS Glasgow engaged and sank the Leipzig, while HMS Kent pursued and sank the Nurnberg.
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 Stanley Services Limited - News
The Guns arrived in the Islands in 1916 on HMS Lancaster, which was armed with 14 6inch guns with a maximum firing range of 10.2kms.
Lancaster was a sister ship to HMS Kent whose heroic crew burnt all wood on board including the timber of her decks in action on 8th December and
In 1932 men from HMS Durban dragged the gun from its mountain site to Sparrow Cove, loaded it on a FIC lighter and brought it to Stanley, it was then unloaded and with 80 sailors, 50 Government employees and two PWD Morris lorries was taken to Sappers Hill, the whole operation having taken 14 days.
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 Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau - Falkland Islands
The old unreliable battleship HMS Canopus which had been sent as reinforcement was unable to leave Port Stanley because of mechanical problems and was instructed to follow when possible.
The unexpected hit from the Canopus caused the Gneisenau to turn sharply away and report to Von Spee, who ordered her not to accept action and to rejoin her sister ship further out at sea.
HMS Bristol and the armed merchant cruiser HMS Macedonia which were detached to sink German supply vessels whose presence offshore was reported by an Islander.
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 HMS Canopus - Term Explanation on IndexSuche.Com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
In 1913 HMS ''Canopus'' was stationed at Pembroke,_Wales and at the outbreak of the First_World_War joined the 8th battle squadron of the Channel fleet, soon after she was sent to East Africa and the Cape of Good Hope.
Late in 1914 she was attached to Sir Christopher Cradock's squadron which went in search of Admiral Maximilian_von_Spee's East Asian Squadron in the south-eastern Pacific Ocean.
''Canopus'' 's slow maximum speed of only 17 knots meant that she was 300 miles south of the rest of Cradock's squadron when he fatally engaged the German force at the Battle_of_Coronel on 1_November 1914.
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 Pre-dreadnought Battleships - World War 1 Naval Combat
HMS Royal Sovereign, Ramillies, Royal Oak, Repulse, Revenge, Resolution, Empress of India Laid down 1889-1891, completed 1892-1895.
HMS Majestic, Caesar, Hannibal, Illustrious, Jupiter, Magnificent, Mars, Prince George, Victorious Laid down 1893-1895, completed 1895-1898.
HMS Canopus, Albion, Glory, Goliath, Ocean, Vengeance Laid down 1896-1898, completed 1899-1902.
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 Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia - - HMS Good Hope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Laid down as Africa but renamed before launching, HMS Good Hope was one of four Drake-class armored cruisers ordered in 1898.
When it was learned that Vice Admiral Graf von Spee's Asiatic Squadron, was heading east across the Pacific, the Admiralty dispatched the pre-dreadnought battleship Canopus to support Cradock's force, which consisted also of the armored cruiser Monmouth, under Captain Frank Brandt, the light cruiser Glasgow, and the armed merchant cruiser Otranto.
Cradock relegated Canopus to shepherding his colliers as he sailed into the Pacific in search of Spee.
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 Canopus Class
Canopus Class battleships of the Royal Navy included HMS Canopus built at Portsmouth, HMS Goliath built at Chatham, HMS Ocean built at Devonport, HMS Glory built at Laird, HMS Albion built at Thames and HMS Vengeance built at Vickers.
This class of ship except HMS Vengeance was built under the 1896 naval building programme (Vengeance in the1897 programme) These battleships were slightly smaller and faster than the Majestic Class and Built with the China Station role in mind.
Canopus Class, Notice Board for naval enthusiasts of the Canopus Class battleships.
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 Canopus class battleship - Term Explanation on IndexSuche.Com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
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They were lighter in comparison to the Majestics, the benchmark ship for subsequent battleship classes, and were only slightly longer in length at 430ft.
The Canopus-class also changed armour type, their predecessors used Harvey, while the Canopus-class, used Krupp, made under license, perversely, from the nation that Canopus and her sister-ships would be at war with only a few years later.
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