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HMS Racoon Returns to Britain

May 1901

HMS Racoon returns to Britain

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Carpenter is Rated Acting Sub-Lieutenant

May 15, 1901

Alfred Carpenter is rated as an Acting Sub-Lieutenant

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Beatty Marries

May 22, 1901

Captain Beatty finally marries Ethel. They had first met after his return from the Anglo-Sudanese War, but at the time she had already been married.

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Wilson is Promoted to Vice-Admiral

May 24, 1901

Rear-Admiral Wilson is promoted to Vice-Admiral

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HMS Racoon is Paid Off

Jul 06, 1901

HMS Racoon is paid off

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HMS Cornwallis is Launched

Jul 17, 1901

HMS Cornwallis is launched from the Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company in London an then sent to the Mediterranean

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HMS Centurion is Paid Off

Aug 1901

HMS Centurion arrives back in Britain and is paid off

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HMS Alacrity Arrives Back in Britain

Aug 01, 1901

HMS Alacrity arrives back in Britain

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Commander in Chief of the Nore

Nov 01, 1901

Admiral Markham was made Commander-in-Chief of The Nore

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Rawlinson is Knighted

Nov 29, 1901

Rawlinson is knighted as a Companion of the Order of the Bath

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Gunnery Committee

1902

Lord Fisher created a committee to improve gunnery in the fleet. This committee consisted of:

  • Captain Charles Cross
  • Commander Murray Aynesley
  • Commander Hood
  • Commander Leveson
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Robeck is Promoted to Captain

Jan 01, 1902

Commander John de Robeck is promoted to Captain

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Sir Joseph Hooker is Awarded Pour Le Mérite

1902

Sir Joseph Hooker is awarded Pour le Mérite from the Kingdom of Prussia by Kiaser Willhelm II

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George Bradford joins the Navy

1902

George Bradford joins the Royal Navy

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HMS Philomel Arrives Back in Britain

Mar 22, 1902

HMS Philomel arrives back in Britain after fighting in the Second Boer War. she is paid off and laid up in the Firth of Forth

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Beatty is Given Command of HMS Juno

Jun 02, 1902

Captain Beatty is given command of HMS Juno after recovering from the injuries that he had suffered during the Boxer Rebellion. HMS Juno is initially attached to the Channel Fleet, but is then transferred to the Mediterranean Fleet.

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Cradock is Knighted

Jun 26, 1902

Captain Cradock is knighted as a Companion of the Order of the Bath

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Admiral Walker Raises His Flag on HMS Andromeda

Jul 1902

Rear-Admiral Sir Baldwin Wake Walker raises his flag on HMS Andromeda with Captain Cradock as his flag captain

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Sir Francis Grenfell is Made a Baron

Jul 15, 1902

Sir Francis Grenfell is made Baron Grenfell, of Kilvey in the County of Glamorgan

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Carpenter joins HMS Havock

Aug 1902

Acting Sub-Lieutenant Carpenter is posted to HMS Havock for the Coronation Fleet Review

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Harrison joins HMS Mars

Sep 15, 1902

Cadet Harrison is posted to HMS Mars in the channel squadron

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Carpenter joins HMS Cleopatra

Oct 1902

Acting Sub-Lieutenant Carpenter is posted to HMS Cleopatra and confirmed as a Sub-Lieutenant

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Carden is Given HMS Magnificent

Oct 16, 1902

Captain Sackville Carden is appointed in command of the battleship HMS Magnificent. This ship was the flagship to rear-admiral Assheton Curzon-Howe, who was second in command of the Channel Squadron. He took her to visit Gibraltar and Tetuan the following week.

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Sturdee is Given HMS Minerva

Oct 16, 1902

Captain Sturdee is given command of HMS Minerva

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HMS St. George is Paid Off

Nov 15, 1902

HMS St. George is paid off and her crew transferred to HMS Good Hope

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Cradock Transfer to HMS Bacchaante

Dec 19, 1902

Rear-Admiral Sir Baldwin Wake Walker and Captain Cradock transfer to HMS Bacchaante

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Smith Becomes Master

1903

Archibald Smith gains his master's certificate while serving with the New Zealand Shipping Company

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Tyrwhitt Becomes Commander

Jan 01, 1903

Lieutenant Reginald Tyrwhitt is promoted to Commander, and then transfers to HMS Aurora that same year

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Rawlinson is Promoted to Colonel

Apr 01, 1903

Rawlinson is promoted to Colonel and made the commandant of the Army Staff College. During his time at the college he reformed and modernised the curriculum.

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Childers Publishes the Riddle of the Sands"

May 1903

Erskine Childers publishes The Riddle of the Sands. It becomes extremely popular, and helps to shift the public from viewing France and Britains major adversary to the danger that could come from the relatively new power of Imperial Germany.

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Cradock joins the Royal Victorian Order

Jun 02, 1903

Captain Sir Christopher Cradock is made a Member of the Royal Victorian Order Cradock joins the Royal Victorian Order

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Sturdee is Given HMS Bedford

Nov 1903

Captain Sturdee is given command of the armoured cruiser HMS Bedford

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SS Rabenfels is Completed

Dec 1903

SS Rabenfels is completed by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson in Wallsend. She is a 394 foot long cargo vessel with a maximum speed of 10 knots to be operated by the Hansa line.

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Keyes is Posted to the Admiralty

1904

Lieutenant Keyes is posted to the intelligence section at the Admiralty

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Admiral Archibald Berkeley Milne

1904

Archibald Berkeley Milne is promoted to Rear-Admiral

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Lady of Grace of the Order of St John

1904

Florence Nightingale is appointed a Lady of Grace of the Order of St John

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Tyrwhitt is Given HMS Waveney

1904

Commander Tyrwhitt is given command of the destroyer HMS Waveney

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HMS Bascawean II is Renamed

Mar 1904

HMS Bascawean II is renamed HMS Bascawean

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Grenfell is Promoted to Full General

Mar 16, 1904

Sir Francis Grenfell is promoted to full General. He is also made the Commander-in-Chief of Ireland and General Officer Commanding 3rd Army Corps.

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Edward Boyle Becomes a Submariner

Jul 1904

Edward Boyle joins the submarine service

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HMS Doon is Launched

Nov 08, 1904

HMS Doon is launched

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HMS Bascawean joins HMS Ganges

1905

HMS Bascawean is towed to Harwich to become part of the HMS Ganges training establishment

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Director of Naval Ordnance

1905

Captain John Jellicoe becomes the Director of Naval Ordnance

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Commander of HMS Britannia

1905

William Goodenough is appointed the commander of HMS Britannia

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Sir Nowell Salmon Retires

Feb 1905

Admiral Sir Nowell Salmon retires from the navy

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William Rickard Dies

Feb 21, 1905

William Rickard dies in Ryde on the Isle of Wight

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Wilson is Promoted to Admiral

Feb 24, 1905

Vice-Admiral Wilson is promoted to Admiral

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Lord Chelmsford Dies

Apr 09, 1905

Lord Chelmsford dies while playing billiards at the United Service Club in London

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HMS Canopus Goes to China

May 09, 1905

HMS Canopus is recommissioned and sent to relieve HMS Centurion in the China Station

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Keyes is Made Captain

Jun 30, 1905

Lieutenant Keyes is promoted to Captain

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Joseph Trewavas Dies

Jul 20, 1905

Joseph Trewavas dies in Mousehole in Cornwall

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Edward Bamford joins the Marines

Sep 1905

Edward Bamford joins the Royal Marines

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HMS Canopus Redeployed

Jan 1906

HMS Canopus is transfered to the Channel Fleet

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Hood is Given HMS Berwick

1906

Captain Hood is given command of the armoured cruiser HMS Berwick

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Alfred Godsal joins HMS Vernon

1906

Alfred Godsal joins HMS Vernon to quarry as a Torpedo Officer

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Keyes Marries

1906

Captain Keyes marries Eva Mary Bowlby

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HMS Thrush is Transferred to the Coastguard

1906

HMS Thrush is transferred to the Coastguard

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Crutchley joins the Navy

1906

Victor Crutchley joins the Royal Navy as a Cadet on HMS Britannia

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Edward Viii joins the Navy

1906

David takes the examination to enter the Royal Naval College in Osborne on the Isle of Wight

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Tyrwhitt is Given HMS Attentive

1906

Commander Tyrwhitt is given command of the scout cruiser HMS Attentive

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HMS Ganges is Renamed

1906

HMS Ganges is renamed HMS Tenedos III

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Whitworth is Given T.B. 67

Jan 12, 1906

Sub-Lieutenant Whitworth is given command of the torpedo boat T.B. 67

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HMS Dreadnought is Launched

Feb 10, 1906

HMS Dreadnought is launched, making all over warships afloat obsolete. The laughing is used as the occasion for the King to knight Captain John Jellicoe as a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.

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Jellicoe is Made An Aide-De-Camp

Mar 08, 1906

Captain John Jellicoe is made an Aide-de-Camp to the King

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Captain Keyes is Knighted

Apr 24, 1906

Captain Keyes is knighted as a Member of the Royal Victorian Order

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HMS Vengeance is Re-Commissioned

May 15, 1906

HMS Vengeance is re-commissioned into the Channel Fleet

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John Bythesea Dies

May 18, 1906

John Bythesea dies at his home in South Kensington

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Ferryboats Fitted Out

Jun 1906

The fitting out of SS Iris and SS Daffodil are completed for use as a ferryboats on the Mersey

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HMS Bascawean is Renamed

Jun 11, 1906

HMS Bascawean is renamed HMS Ganges

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Whispers in the Fleet

Jun 26, 1906

Captain Cradock publishes his book "Whispers in the Fleet" about the state of the navy, which had been split by they feud between Admiral Charles Beresford and Admiral Fisher.

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HMS Lord Nelson is Launched

Sep 04, 1906

HMS Lord Nelson is launched from Jarrow

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Whitworth is Made Lieutenant

Oct 31, 1906

Sub-Lieutenant Whitworth is promoted to Lieutenant

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