20th Century
20th Century

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20th Century

20th Century




Captain Superintendent of the Shanghai Police

Mar 1901

Alan Boisragon becomes the Captain Superintendent of the Shanghai Municipal Police

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Location: Shanghai



Wilson Becomes C in C of the Channel Squadron

Mar 1901

Admiral Wilson becomes the Commander-in-Chief of the Channel Squadron

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Location: Britain



Gaselee Goes to Lucknow

Apr 1901

Alfred Gaselee is appointed to command the Lucknow district in Bengal

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Location: India



Cradock is Promoted to Captain

Apr 18, 1901

Commander Kit Cradock is promoted to Captain

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Location: China



Carden is Given HMS Immortalité

May 1901

Captain Sackville Carden is given command of HMS Immortalité. She is the seagoing tender to the Wildfire, which is the flagship at Sheerness.

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Location: Britain



Keyes is Given HMS Bat

May 1901

Lieutenant Keyes is given command of HMS Bat at Devonport

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Location: Plymouth



HMS Racoon Returns to Britain

May 1901

HMS Racoon returns to Britain

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Location: Britain



Carpenter is Rated Acting Sub-Lieutenant

May 15, 1901

Alfred Carpenter is rated as an Acting Sub-Lieutenant

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Location: Britain



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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Location: Britain



Wilson is Promoted to Vice-Admiral

May 24, 1901

Rear-Admiral Wilson is promoted to Vice-Admiral

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Location: Britain



Boy Sent to TS Empress

May 30, 1901

A magistrate sends a 12 year old boy to the Training Ship Empress on the recommendation of the Inspector of the Poor

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Location: Clyde



Clio Boy Becomes Thief

Jun 05, 1901

A former Clio boy is brought before the magistrates charged with theft.

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Anthony Hoskins Dies

Jun 21, 1901

Admiral Sir Anthony Hoskins dies in his home in Dorking

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Location: Britain



HMS Racoon is Paid Off

Jul 06, 1901

HMS Racoon is paid off

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Location: Britain



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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Location: Britain



HMS Centurion is Paid Off

Aug 1901

HMS Centurion arrives back in Britain and is paid off

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Location: Britain



HMS Alacrity Arrives Back in Britain

Aug 01, 1901

HMS Alacrity arrives back in Britain

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Location: Britain



Horace Hood Transfers to HMS Ramillies

Sep 09, 1901

Commander Horace Hood transferred to Admiral Lord Charles Beresford's flagship HMS Ramillies in the Mediterranean

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Location: Mediterranean



HMS Brilliant is Commissioned

Oct 01, 1901

Brilliant was commissioned at Portsmouth by Captain Hugh Pigot Williams for service with the Cruiser Squadron

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Location: Portsmouth



Commander in Chief of the Nore

Nov 01, 1901

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

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Location: Britain



Rawlinson is Knighted

Nov 29, 1901

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

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Location: Britain



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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Location: Britain



HMS Dee is Sold

1902

HMS Dee is sold out of service

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Location: Britain



HMS Achilles is Renamed Hibernia

1902

HMS Achilles is renamed Hibernia

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Location: Britain



Robeck is Promoted to Captain

Jan 01, 1902

Commander John de Robeck is promoted to Captain

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Location: Britain



Keyes Given HMS Falcon

Jan 1902

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

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Location: Plymouth



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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Location: Britain



Captain Bourchier Retires

1902

Captain Bourchier retires from his post as the Captain of the Training Ship Exmouth. He had been the ship's Captain for as long as it has been a training ship, having previously been the captain of the Training Ship Goliath that proceeded it.

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Location: Grays



Rowland Bourke Moves to Canada

1902

Rowland Bourke moves to Canada

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Location: Canada



George Bradford joins the Navy

1902

George Bradford joins the Royal Navy

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Location: Britain



White joins HMS Aboukir

1902

Geoffrey White is appointed to the armoured cruiser HMS Aboukir in the Mediterranean as a Naval Cadet

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Location: Mediterranean



Anglo-Japanese Alliance

Jan 30, 1902

An alliance between Britain and Japan negotiated by Consul-General Claude MacDonald and then signed in London by the British foreign secretary Lord Lansdowne and Japanese diplomat Hayashi Tadasu.

This alliance ended the British policy of "Splendid Isolation" was there to protect both of these Great Powers against their mutual adversary, Russia.

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Location: Japan



Admiral Rawson Becomes Governor of New South Wales

Feb 1902

Admiral Harry Rawson is appointed Governor of New South Wales. He is the first naval officer since William Bligh.

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Location: Australia



SMS Frauenlob is Launched

Mar 22, 1902

SMS Frauenlob is launched at the AG Weser shipyard in Bremen

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Location: Germany



Cradock is Given HMS Andromeda

Mar 24, 1902

Captain Cradock is given command of HMS Andromeda in the Mediterranean

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Location: Mediterranean



Court Martial for Stokers

Mar 28, 1902

Two stokers from HMS Northumberland are sentenced to 10 years penal servitude for what is described only as a "disgraceful crime"

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Location: Portsmouth



Depot Ship

Apr 1902

HMS Orion becomes a depot-ship for torpedo-boats in Malta

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Location: Malta



HMS Vengeance is Commissioned

Apr 08, 1902

HMS Vengeance is commissioned in Portsmouth and assigned to the the Mediterranean Fleet

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Location: Portsmouth



Keyes Given HMS Sprightly

May 1902

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

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Location: Plymouth



HMS Hermione Goes to the Mediterranean

May 1902

HMS Hermione is posted to the Mediterranean station.

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Location: Mediterranean



2 Boys Sent to TS Clio

May 02, 1902

Two boys are sent to the Training Ship Clio for not attending school

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Location: Menai Straits



HMS Theseus is Paid Off

May 28, 1902

HMS Theseus is paid off and placed in the Medway reserve

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Location: Chatham



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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Location: Britain



Kerr is Made Admiral of the Fleet

Jun 16, 1902

Admiral Kerr is promoted to Admiral of the Fleet shortly before being replaced by Admiral Fisher as the First Naval Lord

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Location: Britain



Cradock is Knighted

Jun 26, 1902

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

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Location: Britain



Robeck is Given HMS Warrior

Jul 1902

Captain John de Robeck is given command of HMS Warrior at Portsmouth. At the time she was being used as a depot ship.

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Location: Portsmouth



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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Location: Britain



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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Location: Britain



Depot Ship

Jul 16, 1902

HMS Temeraire is commissioned as the depot ship of the Devonport Fleet Reserve

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Location: Plymouth



Sultan Hamoud Bin Mohammed Dies

Jul 18, 1902

Sultan Hamoud bin Mohammed of Zanzibar dies

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Location: Zanzibar



TS Empress Prize Giving

Jul 29, 1902

The annual prize giving on the Training Ship Empress is witnessed by a large group.

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Location: Clyde



Carpenter joins HMS Havock

Aug 1902

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

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Location: Britain



Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath

Aug 15, 1902

Admiral Kerr is receives his insignia as a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath on the royal yacht Victoria and Albert while it is moored off Cowes

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Location: Britain



Harrison joins HMS Mars

Sep 15, 1902

Cadet Harrison is posted to HMS Mars in the channel squadron

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Location: Britain



Drunk Boy

Sep 24, 1902

A boy is sent to the Training Ship Clio after being found drunk in the street.

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Location: Menai Straits



Plymouth Flagship

Oct 01, 1902

HMS Temeraire becomes the flagship of the Commander-in-Chief at Plymouth

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Location: Plymouth



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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Location: Britain



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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Location: Britain



Sturdee is Given HMS Minerva

Oct 16, 1902

Captain Sturdee is given command of HMS Minerva

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Location: Britain



Unmanageable

Oct 25, 1902

A boy is sent to the Training Ship Clio after being found to be unmanageable

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Location: Menai Straits



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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Location: Britain



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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Location: Britain



Smith Becomes Master

1903

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

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Location: Britain



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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Location: Britain



More Boys to Be Sent to TS Clio

Jan 07, 1903

The magistrates court at Chester notes the good work that the Training Ship Clio had been doing with the delinquent boys that had been sent there, and would continue to send more.

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Location: Menai Straits



SMS Frauenlob is Commissioned

Feb 17, 1903

SMS Frauenlob is commissioned

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Location: Germany



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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Location: Britain



HMS Canopus is Refitted

Apr 25, 1903

HMS Canopus is paid off into reserve in Portsmouth, and then taken to Birkenhead to be refitted.

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Location: Portsmouth



HMS Phaeton is Paid Off

Apr 28, 1903

HMS Phaeton is paid off and decommissioned as a sea-going warship. She is then used for harbour service at Devonport.

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Location: Plymouth



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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Location: Britain



Infected Blankets

May 25, 1903

It is discovered that the Training Ship Clio had bough a set of disease infected blankets. Luckily most had not yet been issued when this was discovered.

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Location: Menai Straits



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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Location: Britain



Major Wissmann Dies

Jun 15, 1903

Major Wissmann dies in a hunting accident

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Location: Germany