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James Hosken is Born

Dec 06, 1798

James Hosken is born in Plymouth. He is the son of a Warrant Officer in the Royal Navy

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Henry Cooper is Born

1825

Henry Cooper is born in Plymouth

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William Rickard is Born

Feb 10, 1828

William Rickard is born in Devonport

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Buckle is Made Flag-Lieutenant

1833

Lieutenant Buckle is appointed as the Flag-Lieutenant to Sir William Hargood at Plymouth

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Patey joins HMS Caledonia

Dec 09, 1841

Lieutenant Patey is transferred to HMS Caledonia the flagship of Admiral Graham Moore based at Plymouth

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William Peel joins HMS Constance

May 15, 1846

Lieutenant William Peel joins HMS Constance in the Devonport

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HMS Sans Pareil is Launched

Mar 18, 1851

HMS Sans Pareil is launched in Devonport

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Lord Hay is Posted to HMS St. George

May 05, 1851

Lieutenant Lord John Hay is posted to HMS St. George, the guard ship of Devonport

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HMS Flying Fish Returns to Britain

Dec 06, 1851

HMS Flying Fish arrives at Plymouth on her return to Britain for paying off

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Brunel Designs the Royal Albert Bridge

1854

Brunel designs the Royal Albert Bridge for the Cornwall Railway. Parliament had rejected his original plan for a train ferry across the Hamoaze as it could interfere with shipping near a major naval port.

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Robinson is Given HMS Ajax

Aug 25, 1856

Captain Robinson is given command of HMS Ajax. This is the guardship at Devonport, and he is made the Superintendent of the steam reserve

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Powell is Given HMS Cornwallis

Dec 02, 1856

Captain Powell becomes the Captain of HMS Cornwallis from commissioning at Plymouth as part of the Coast Guard and then dispatched to the Humber. This was the first ship commissioned into the Coast Guard after it was reorganised under the Admiralty.

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HMS Ajax is Replaced By HMS Exmouth

Feb 01, 1858

HMS Ajax is replaced by HMS Exmouth as the guardship at Devonport

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HMS Sans Pareil Paid Off

Jun 30, 1858

HMS sans pareil pays off in Plymouth

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Admiral Michael Seymour Mp for Devonport

1859

Admiral Michael Seymour enters parliament as MP for Devonport

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Patey is Given HMS Centurion

Mar 10, 1859

HMS Centurion is recommissioned under Captain Patey at Plymouth and then sent to the Mediterranean

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HMS Exmouth is Replaced By HMS Wellington

Apr 25, 1859

HMS Exmouth is replaced by HMS Wellington as the guardship at Devonport

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Royal Albert Bridge is Opened

May 02, 1859

The Royal Albert Bridge is opened to traffic

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HMS Sans Pareil is Recommissioned

Dec 31, 1859

HMS sans pareil is commissioned in Plymouth under Captain Arthur Parry Eardley-Wilmot

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HMS Centurion is Paid Off

Jan 28, 1860

HMS Centurion is paid off at Plymouth

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Leopold Heath Given Command of HMS Cambridge

Apr 01, 1862

Leopold Heath becomes the Captain of HMS Cambridge, the gunnery ship in Plymouth Leopold Heath given command of HMS Cambridge

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HMS Galatea is Commissioned

May 19, 1862

HMS Galatea is commissioned in Plymouth

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HMS Sans Pareil is Paid Off Again

Jun 11, 1863

HMS Sans Pareil is paid off in Plymouth

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HMS Ganges Becomes Training Ship

May 05, 1865

HMS Ganges is put into Devonport to be converted for her new role as a training ship

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HMS Galatea is Paid Off

Jan 23, 1866

HMS Galatea's first is commissioned is paid off in Plymouth

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HMS Topaze is Paid Off

Jun 16, 1866

HMS Topaze is paid off in Plymouth

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Edward Vii Commands HMS Galatea

Jan 22, 1867

The Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, is given command of HMS Galatea

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HMS Sans Pareil is Broken Up

Mar 1867

HMS Sans Pareil is broken up in Plymouth

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HMS Constance is Paid Off

Dec 24, 1868

HMS Constance is paid off in Plymouth

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Burgoyne is Given HMS Captain

Jan 01, 1869

Captain Hugh Burgoyne is given command of HMS Captain as an additional captain in Indus the flagship of Rear-Admiral James Robert Drummond, the Admiral Superintendent of Devonport

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HMS Captain is Launched

Mar 27, 1869

HMS Captain is launched. She was an iron hulled ship and included number of innovations such as tripod masts to reduce the amount of standing rigging and heavy guns mounted in turrets. Unfortunately, all of this weight meant that she had both a high centre of mass and just 6 feet of freeboard.

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HMS Captain is Commissioned

Mar 27, 1869

HMS Captain is commissioned under Captain Burgoyne

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HMS Wasp is Sold

Dec 02, 1869

HMS Wasp is sold to C Marshall to be broken up in Plymouth

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HMS Galatea is Paid Off

Jun 02, 1871

HMS Galatea is paid off for the last time

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Lord Hay is Given HMS Hotspur

Nov 14, 1871

Lord Hay resigns his seat in Parliament and is given command of HMS Hotspur in Devonport as part of the Channel Squadron

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Steam Reserve

1873

Captain Hamilton is put in command of the steam reserve at Devonport

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HMS Amethyst is Launched

Apr 19, 1873

HMS Amethyst is launched from Devonport dockyard. She was sent to South America, but on the way she was ordered to West Africa instead to support the British colony on the Gold Coast from the Ashanti invasion.

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HMS Racoon is Launched

May 06, 1887

HMS Racoon is launched in Devonport

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Lord Hay is Made C in C of Devonport

May 25, 1887

Lord Hay is made the Commander-in-Chief of Devonport

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HMS Philomel is Launched

Aug 28, 1890

HMS Philomel is launched from Devonport

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Henry Cooper Dies

Jul 15, 1893

Henry Cooper dies in Torpoint on the Cornish side of the Tamar opposite Plymouth

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Lieutenant Keyes is Given HMS Opossum

Jan 1898

Lieutenant Keyes is given command of HMS Opossum, a destroyer operating out of Plymouth

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Keyes is Given HMS Bat

May 1901

Lieutenant Keyes is given command of HMS Bat at Devonport

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Keyes Given HMS Falcon

Jan 1902

Lieutenant Keyes transfers to HMS Falcon, and takes his crew with him

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Keyes Given HMS Sprightly

May 1902

Lieutenant Keyes transfers to HMS Sprightly, and takes his crew with him

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HMS Theseus joins HMS Cambridge

1905

HMS Theseus becomes the tender ship to the shore establishment HMS Cambridge

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HMS Vengeance Arrives in Plymouth

Aug 1905

HMS Vengeance arrives back in Plymouth. Later in the month she is paid off and placed in reserve while she is refitted.

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HMS Indefatigable is Launched

Oct 28, 1909

HMS Indefatigable is launched from HM Dockyard in Devonport

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HMS Tenedos III is Renamed

1910

HMS Tenedos III is taken to Plymouth and renamed HMS Indus V

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HMS Lion is Launched

Aug 06, 1910

HMS Lion is launched from Devonport Dockyard

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Vice-Admiral Sturdee Leaves Devonport

Nov 11, 1914

HMS Invincible and HMS Inflexible leave Devonport under the command of Vice-Admiral Doveton Sturdee in order to hunt down von Spee.

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HMS Vengeance Leaves East Africa

Dec 30, 1915

HMS Vengeance leaves Devonport after being refitted and is sent to East Africa in order to support the East African Campaign

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HMS Vengeance Leaves Devonport

Dec 27, 1921

HMS Vengeance is towed out of Devonport

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HMS Indus V is Renamed

1922

HMS Indus V is renamed HMS Impregnable III

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