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hi again

my grandfather served on these ships on these dates has anybody got information on them?

name John Edward Fisher company B REGISTER NO: 495

Good Hope 1.1.1909 - 6.9.1909

Essex? 6.9.1909 - 7.3.1912

Victory 8.3.1912 - 12.4.1912

Surftowe? 2.7.1912 - 6.8.1912

Southhampton 27.11.1912 - 25.3.1913

St Vincent 26.3.1913 - 23.6.1914

Maidstone 24.6.1914 - 8.5.1917

Furious 26.6.1917 - 30.2.1919

Also on his record sheet is the Portsmouth division is this a navel base ?

and what does "recruit depot deal" mean

he was discharged on the 1.4.1920 due to invalidity what information can i find out about this and where.

thanks

Paul

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Fisher,

From another recent thread (ships and shore bases) with qustions very similare to your own,I think that most of the list you have there are probably land bases, not ships but I could be wrong.

I saw your other message as well. It would help people greatly if you coul dalso post as much info as you have currently ie name, rank, number of your grandfather.

A lot of your questions coul dbe answered too by a visit to the national archives at Kew in london.

Regards

Leigh

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Also I would guess that 'recruit depot deal' was probably the recruit depot in DEAL Kent where there was a marine training base.

Regards

Leigh

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St Vincent 26/03/1914 to 23/06/1914 - A 12" Dreadnought

Maidstone 24/06/1914 to 08/05/1917 - 3,600 tons Submarine Depot Ship based at Harwich

Furious 26/06/1917 to 30/02/1919 - A Light Battle Cruiser with 2 huge 18" guns(Completed as a partial Aircraft Carrier) By 1918 was transformed into a complete Aircraft Carrier

Steve

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Good Hope 01/01/1909 to 06/09/1909 - Drake Class Armoured Cruiser lost 1914

Essex 06/09/1909 to 07/03/1912 - Monmouth Class Armoured Cruiser

Southampton 27/11/1912 to 25/03/1913 - Chatham Class (Town) Cruiser

Steve

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The Royal Navy was divided into Divisions, C - Chatham, D - Devonport(Plymouth) and P - Portsmouth. All ratings had one of these bases as their "Accounting Base"

Steve

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errr ok so perhaps most are ships then :ph34r:

One of my pals was lost on the Good Hope.....

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St Vincent 26.3.1913 - 23.6.1914

Maidstone 24.6.1914 - 8.5.1917

Furious 26.6.1917 - 30.2.1919

To add to the other replies.

HMS St Vincent in 1st Battle Squadron Grand Fleet 1914 to 1916.

HMS Maidstone at Harwich 1914 to 1918 as S/Ms depot ship.

HMS Furious completed with one 18inch gun and a forward flight deck in July 1917, ordered to remove gun September 1917 and add second flight deck completed 1918. Served in 1918 as Flying Squadron Grand Fleet.

Aye

Malcolm

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hi Paul,

HMS Good Hope and HMS Monmouth were sunk with all hands during the Battle of Coronel 1st November 1914, off the coast of Chile

Colin

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