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Topic: HMS London 1899

  HMS London
HMS London served in the Mediterranean during 1906 and returned to the Nore in 1907, becoming flag ship of the Channel Fleet June 1908, and the flag ship to the Atlantic Fleet in 1910.
HMS London photographed in 1918 after she was converted to a minelayer.
The honourable position which was assigned to the London was largely due to the fact that she was the newest and most formidable battleship at the time.
www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk /hms_london1.htm   (687 words)

 HMS London
On 25 April HMS London was part of the Second Squadron of the fleet, supporting the Gallipoli Landings.
London, Queen and Prince of Wales were used to transport 1,500 men from the 3rd Australian Brigade to their landing beaches.
HMS London returned to Britain early in 1917 to be converted to a minelayer.
www.historyofwar.org /articles/weapons_HMS_London.html   (379 words)

  Bermuda's History from 1700 to 1899
She was sent to the Caribbean to work in the Turks Islands, then taken to London by new master John Wood, tried to escape, came under the protection of the London-based Anti Slavery Society and her story became famous.
Colonel Arnold devised the early massive building and engineering program for HM Dockyard, that led to Bermuda being referred to later as the "Gibraltar of the West." His obvious accomplishments, skills and obvious leadership qualities in Bermuda were such that he was marked for prompt promotion and increased military responsibilities.
H.M.S. Vixen displaced 1,230 tons and was built by Lungley Shipyard, Deptford, England, in 1864, and launched in 1867.
www.bermuda-online.org /history1700-1899.htm   (10652 words)

  HMS Victory; Admiral Lord Nelson's Flagship HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar
HMS Victory's fore top sail is a unique artifact from the battle and the period, the fact it remains intact today is a testament to the skill of the Georgian sail makers who manufactured the sail over two centuries ago.
HMS Victory's firepower alone was superior to all of Wellingtons cannons used at the Battle of Waterloo.
HMS Victory and No 4 Boathouse were the carving took place, alongside one of the ships original 32 lb cannon under repair, along with part of the original badly decayed oak carved scrollwork that had been removed from the starboard side entrance port.
www.sculptor-iangb.com /hms-victory.htm   (8170 words)

 MaritimeDigital Archive Encyclopedia - Home > 003c Surface vessels (1881-1904) > Battleships - Pre-Dreadnoughts > ...
She was launched in 1899 and had an armament of 4 x 12-inch guns in pairs, sixteen x 12 pounder guns and four torpedo tubes.
HMS Irresistible was a Formidable-class battleship of the Royal Navy, built at the Chatham shipyards.
HMS Prince of Wales was a Formidable-class battleship of the British Royal Navy.
www.ibiblio.org /maritime/Newspaper/index.php?cat=1089   (1140 words)

 Alwynne B. Beaudoin - Chronology of Events in Earth Sciences History
HMS 'Beagle' anchors off Teneriffe in the Canary Islands but the crew, including Charles Darwin, are not allowed to land because of quarantine on British ships, imposed because of a cholera outbreak in England.
HMS 'Beagle' anchors in the bay of Port Famine, Tierra del Fuego, in the Magellan Strait.
HMS 'Beagle' arrives in Valdivia, Chile, and Charles Darwin is much struck by the apple orchards in the town.
www.scirpus.ca /reading/earthsci_chron.htm   (4378 words)

 London class battleships
The London class pre-dreadnought battleships were slightly modified versions of the previous Formidable class, with an improved distribution of armour.
In the London class the forward bulkhead was removed and the side belts extended forward.
All but HMS Queen were then returned to Britain, and in most cases their crews were paid off to serve in the anti-submarine flotillas.
www.historyofwar.org /articles/weapons_london_class_battleships.html   (295 words)

 Chronology of Scottish History - 1600 to 1899
The records had been taken to London by Oliver Cromwell and were being returned to Edinburgh.
This precipitated the demands in London for an Act of Union of the two parliaments.
The east coast express train from London to Aberdeen set a record time of 10 hours and 21 minutes for the 540 miles.
www.rampantscotland.com /timeline/1899.htm   (6536 words)

 HMS Vengeance through the ages
In 1776, she was sunk to form part of the new breakwater at Plymouth in Devon.
She was launched in June 1774 and was 166 feet in length, with a beam of 46 feet and a displacement of 1627bm.
She was Commanded by A. Williamson and her main armament was 4 x 12 inch guns in twin turrets fore and aft, 12 x 6 inch guns and 12 x 12lb.
www.hms-vengeance.co.uk /hms.htm   (859 words)

 HMS Discovery - Crew of - by Lafayette
The ship, HMS Boadicea, was the flagship of the Cape Squadron, and in her he served as midshipman for two years.
At the end of 1886 he joined HMS Rover and was rated by her captain as an "intelligent and capable young officer of temperate habits".
HMS Minerva towed her from Portsmouth to Gibraltar, HMS Vindictive took her on to Aden and from there HMS Fox towed her to an area 120 miles off the east coast of Socotra where she was left on her own for the final leg.
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 HMS Conway   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Admiralty decided to loan HMS Winchester to the Liverpool MMSA as a replacement for the original ship which was not large enough to accommodate the cadets.
A number of vessels were moored in line astern in the Sloyne: HMS Defence the Liverpool guardship, HMS Conway, the Akbar (Protestant reformatory ship), Indefatigable and the Clarence (Roman Catholic reformatory ship burnt twice by her boys and replaced!).
HM the King whilst visiting Liverpool went aboard the Mauretania (the wood paneling from her first class dining room is in a wine bar at the foot of Park Street in Bristol).
www.hmsconway.org /history_mersey.html   (2409 words)

 7533 Sapper Alfred Osmond, Royal Engineers   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Alfred Osmond was born in the Parish of Marylebone [1], in the town of London, in the County of Middlesex in April of 1842 [2].
This small parish was established in 1697 as part of the diocese of London in the archdiocese of Middlesex.
HMS Serapis was a fine looking rigged screw ship painted white with a green riband round the hull and funnel.
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 All Wood Wings: King George V Battleship Class - quality ship models crafted from wood
Their main armament disposition of a quadruple turret of 14-inch guns fore and aft and a twin 14-inch gun super-firing over the forward quad turret gave these vessels a distinctive appearance - as did also the tower bridge structure and the deletion of the armoured conning tower, both Royal Navy innovations.
"HMS King George V" was commissioned in December 1940 and served in the Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Pacific.
She took part in the destruction of Bismarck with "HMS Rodney" in May 1941, covered the invasion of Sicily, then served with the British Pacific Fleet from 1944 and was present at the surrender of Japan in September 1945.
www.allwoodwings.com /Ships/Military/Battleships/UK-1939,KingGeorge,Class.htm   (295 words)

 Lasting Lessons of Trafalgar   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At first light on 19 October, the frigate HMS Sirius, cruising on station off Cadiz, hoisted the signal that the Combined Fleet was preparing to get underway.
At 0700, she signaled, "The enemy's ships are coming out of port." By 0930, the latter signal had been relayed to Nelson, who was 50 miles away.
HMS Victory hit the enemy line about 45 minutes after the lee division's first contact.
www.military.com /NewContent/0,13190,NH_0905_Lessons-P2,00.html   (2532 words)

 Bulwark Class Battleship - HMS London, HMS Bulwark, HMS Venerable
The main visual differences from the nearly identical previous Formidable class were the squarer 12 inch gun turrets and not having any scuttles at lower deck level forward.
As part of the conversion the rear main turret was removed as were the guns from the forward turret and the secondary guns were reduced to 3 6 inch guns.
Mine rails for 240 mines were added and London laid over 2,600 mines as part of the Northern Barrage.
www.worldwar1.co.uk /pre-dreadnought/hms-bulwark.html   (252 words)

 HMS Ganges Royal Navy Association - Notice Board/February 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Born to a common girl in the east of London, he was left in a cardboard box on the steps of Dr. Barnadoes Home in London's Dockland.
HMS Ganges History Group is researching the long history of His/Her Majesty's Ships 'Ganges' and their names, from the earliest origins within the East India Company through to the closure of the Shotley Royal Navy Training Establishment, Suffolk, England in 1976.
HMS Ganges became a Training Ship (1866) for Boy Seamen, moored in the River Fal, Cornwall, England until 1899 when she was taken to the East Coast of England at Harwich.
www.hmsgangesassoc.org /feb02.html   (1383 words)

 LOCATION   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Victorian Cottage is in Sydenham, South East London situated on a pretty tree lined street within easy walking distance of two main line train stations.
It was once situated between Surrey and Kent but as London extended it's boundaries it became part of The Borough of London.
Sir Ernest Shackleton was actually born in Ireland but at the age of 10 was brought to 12 Westwood Hill a little further along from Lawrie Park Road.
www.londonvacationcottage.com /LOCATION.html   (477 words)

 Naval Officers Killed
Both of HM Ship "Iris" who were killed by the natives of Tana on the 1st July 1858 whilst on service on shore.
In memory of Capt. John McNeill Boyd, of HMS Ajax, who with five of his brave sailors perished at Kingstown, Ireland, in a gallant attempt to rescue from destruction the crews of two vessels, driven on the rocks by the hurricane of the 9th of Feb 1861.
HMS Tauranga formerly of this parish who fell in the service of his country whilst in command of a landing party of British and American seamen in an engagement near Apai in the island of Samoa on April 1st 1899."
members.tripod.com /~Glosters/Taf.htm   (3753 words)

 HMS Ark Royal returns to Tyneside, Dubya visits Sedgefield and the FPSO Xicomba in E-Zine 104
First off is a photo sent to me by Chris Davis in South Shields which he took of HMS Ark Royal (R07),when she arrived on Tyneside last week (Wednesday, 19 November 2003).
The association between Leeds and HMS Ark Royal stems back to World War II and the third Ark Royal which was adopted by the city in 1942.
While in London, President Bush defended the Iraq war in a speech he delivered in the Banqueting Hall in Whitehall, one floor above the floor which was 'sloshed' with the blood of King Charles I after his head had been cut off in 1649.
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 Late 18th, 19th and early 20th Century Naval and Naval Social History - Index
Extracts from a Diary maintained by Nathan Lucas whilst a passenger on board merchant vessels in 1803 and 1811, when RN vessels were sighted etc.
Extracts from the Illustrated London News - Dec 1899 - April 1900
The Loss of HMS Shark at Jutland and award of a VC to her Commanding Officer
www.pbenyon.plus.com /Naval.html   (1141 words)

 British Isles wrecks, shipfinds & boatfinds
In 1911 the remaining 12 m long section was raised and pulled by horse on a spectacular carriage to the London Museum.
Excavated in 1874 and 1899 when some timbers were removed, partly using explosives.
Had this been today, she might have been restored, like HMS Victory or HMS Trincomalee (38 guns, built in 1817).
www.abc.se /~m10354/uwa/wreck-br.htm   (1999 words)

 The complete work of Charles Darwin
The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle
A three volume facsimile was published by Nova Pacifica in 1980, No. 1899, in The Works of Charles Darwin published by Pickering, 1986-1989 and a four volume edition by CIL Limited in 1994.
London: Smith Elder and Co. Includes by Darwin: Preface pp.
darwin-online.org.uk /EditorialIntroductions/Freeman_ZoologyOfBeagle.html   (1411 words)

 The History of Naval Design
The former were intended to sail in line of battle, and engage the enemy broadside on, at distances of sometimes 10 metres, with the aim of boarding and capturing, rather than sinking, the enemy.
Fisher was also responsible for the development of the battlecruiser: a concept which evolved from the armoured cruiser of the 1890s: battleships of the time were slow, and could not fire their large guns with great frequency or accuracy.
Thin deck armour was far too vulnerable to plunging long-range shells, and British ships had also deliberately sacrificed the elaborate protection of their magazines, so as to speed up the supply of shells to the guns.
www.gwpda.org /naval/scnavdes.htm   (3697 words)

 Boer War Bibliography
CROWE, George, The Commission of HMS Terrible, 1899-1902, George Newnes, London, 1903.
RALPH, Julian, At Pretoria: The capture of the Boer capitals and the hoisting of the flag at Pretoria, C.A. Pearson, London, 1901.
To which is added an account of the 2nd Battalion in the South African War, 1899-1902, Blackwood, London, 1908.
members.iinet.net.au /~perthdps/military/bibliog.htm   (998 words)

 Ships Passenger Lists to USA, Canada & Australia 1700-present on TheShipsList.com
HMS Weymouth 1820 Portsmouth to Algoa Bay (Port Elizabeth) - Log and Muster roll
Lawrence Sept.1865 London to St. John's, Halifax and Montreal
Castilian March 1899 Liverpool to Halifax and Portland
www.theshipslist.com /ships/passengerlists   (1197 words)

 Challenger Medal (1895)
My intention is to provide anyone who seeks it, useful information regarding the medal commemorating the 1872-76 worldwide voyage of HMS Challenger, which (in hindsight) celebrates the beginning of the modern science of oceanography.
He is reputed in Dictionary of National Biography 20th Century and The Times' obituary to have served as a Naval Cadet on HMS Castor during the South African War, 1850-53, but he is not on the Medal Roll.
He was Chief Scientist for the dredging voyages of HMS Porcupine and Lightning, and authored The Depths of the Sea in 1873, which summarized the findings of these voyages and presented a case for a global oceanographic voyage of exploration.
www.19thcenturyscience.org /HMSC/Chall-Medal/ChallengerMedal.html   (4189 words)

 Antarctic Explorers: Robert F. Scott
Con was 18 when the Royal Navy's Training Squadron, to which the HMS ROVER belonged, was cruising in the Caribbean.
After nine months on the HMS ROVER, Scott went on to spend the winter of 1887-8 at the Royal Naval College at Greenwich and in March 1888 he was awarded first-class certificates in pilotage, torpedoes and gunnery, coming in with the highest marks in his class in his year of seamanship.
He was commissioned as a sub-lieutenant and at the end of 1888, he was instructed to join the cruiser HMS AMPHION stationed near Vancouver, Canada.
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In December 1782 the ASTREA was cruising in company with her sister ship HMS QUEBEC, and the somewhat larger HMS DIOMEDE, a fourth-rate vessel built the same year as ASTREA.
H.M.S. Two months later on the 22nd of June, while ASTREA was cruising with a fleet of 25 vessels commanded by Admiral Bridport on board the magnificent first-rate vessel ROYAL GEORGE, a French fleet consisting of 23 vessels was sighted.
Using coordinates to the ASTREA wreck and to known points on Anegada Island from three different vessels which were present during the days right after the wreck, I was able to pinpoint the exact location of the wreck site within 250 feet.
www.blytmann.com /astrea/astrea.htm   (5029 words)

 disaster   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He was with HMS Vanguard when the ship fought at Jutland and both Henry and the ship came through the battle unscathed.
She was thereafter thought to be a "lucky ship" and certainly Henry's former shipmates must have envied him his posting.
HMS Vanguard suddenly blew up at anchor, killing all but 20 of her crew of 838.
www.lusitania.net /disaster.htm   (2882 words)

 Famous Durnfords2
He retired from Eton in 1899 and went to reside as a fellow at his old college in Cambridge where he spent his retirement on various boards and councils.
He held the Mayoralty of Cambridge in 1905 and was a magistrate fro the Borough, and Principal of the Cambridge Training College for Schoolmasters.
He was the Commanding Officer of the HMS Suffold (1939-1940) and HMS Resolution (1942-1943);.
members.cox.net /durnford/famous2.html   (1754 words)

 Military Records - Jacomb.com
Philip was born in Bethnal Green, London in January 1851.
John was born in June 1882 in Hoxton, London.
Between 1899 and 1902 John served in the Boer war in South Africa in Cape Colony and the Transvaal.
www.jacomb.com /military.htm   (840 words)

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