bobloes Posted 30 November , 2011 Share Posted 30 November , 2011 Hi All, I am doing research into my grandad - hopefully to be completed while his last surviving child is still with us. I have lots of questions of course but I would like to take a small chunk. His primary WW1 service was on HMS Cyclops 1911 - 1914, HMS Hebe 1914/15 and HMS Tyne 1916-1919. If I understand correctly Cyclops was a submarine depot ship, Hebe was a torpedo gunboat converted to a minesweeper and Tyne was a storeship/depot ship. While he was on board these ships were either part of the Home Fleet or Channel Fleet. I have yet to go to the National Archives to see the Logs in order to identify exactly where they were although I am confident that they did not see service in any 'exciting' location. (They also serve who only stand etc..) He had been in the Navy since 1904 when he joined as a 16 year old and from his record it would appear that he carried out torpedo gunboat training at Sheerness. I am guessing that even as a mid twenties young man he would have preferred to be in the thick of it rather than being on (what I assume is) a safe logistics ship. Can anyone throw a bit more light on the activities of these support ships or (more likely) support ships in general? He also spent Oct 1915 to May 1916 at Pembroke 1. I believe that was a barracks at Chatham. I cannot believe he would have been in pokey for that long, I would be surprised if he would have done a training course for that long so that leaves me with the possibility that it was recuperation after injury. Does anyone know if there was a hospital there? Sorry if I have been a bit long winded. Thanks Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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