H.M.S. Algerine (1895)

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H.M.S. Algerine (1895)
Builder: Devonport Royal Dockyard[1]
Laid down: 25 Jul, 1894[2]
Launched: 6 Jun, 1895[3]
Completed: Apr, 1896[4]
Sold: 1919[5]
H.M.S. Algerine was one of two Phoenix Class screw sloops completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

Upon their completion, Algerine and her sister Phoenix were slated to go to the China Station to become station gunboats.[6] However, they spent the next year in the Fleet Reserve.

Commander Ewen Francis Domville was appointed in command of Algerine to take her out to commence service on the China Station on 11 February, 1897. In November, he was cautioned after grounding her through an error in judgment. On 2 March, 1898 he was invalided from command, suffering from nervous exhaustion. Edmond John Warre Slade was appointed in command.

Re-commissioned at Esquimalt on 22 February, 1910 for service on the West Coast of America.[7]

She left Esquimalt under Commander Brooker's command for the Bering Strait on 30 July, 1913.[8]

It appears that the ship was paid off from the outbreak of the war, though she was lent to the Canadian Government in 1917.

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 59.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 59.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 59.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 59.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 59.
  6. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), 20 Feb. 1896, p. 6.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1911). p. 276-7.
  8. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jul 31, 1913; pg. 12; Issue 40278.
  9. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), 12 Feb. 1897, p. 11.
  10. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 223.
  11. Stewart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1246.
  12. Stewart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1246.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 223.
  14. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 223.
  15. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, 3 May, 1902. Issue 36758, col B, p. 14.
  16. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 275.
  17. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 25.
  18. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 275.
  19. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 276.
  20. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/254. f. 280.
  21. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/254. f. 280.

Bibliography


Phoenix Class Screw Sloop
  Phoenix Algerine