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On my partners grandfathers Royal Naval records it states under ships served on Victory I between 19th March 1916 and 20th April 1916.  

He was then Invalided out and it looks like Haslar, which I understand is the hospital in Portsmouth.

 

Am I right in saying that the Victory I was not a ship?  

 

His number was J/762 he was a signal man (name Percy Frederick May)

Prior to being on/at Victory I he was on a ship that I cannot read, but in brackets is the word (Shark) does that mean anything to anyone?

 

Many thanks

 

Sue

 

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I'm sure others will be along to provide more information on Victory I, but the word (Shark) in brackets indicates that the first ship listed was a depot ship but that he was serving on HMS Shark which was one of the ships attached to the depot ship. HMS Shark was an Acasta class destroyer built in 1912, and subsequently sunk at the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916, losing 86 out of 92 men aboard.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Shark_(1912)

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12 minutes ago, Sue100 said:

Prior to being on/at Victory I he was on a ship that I cannot read, but in brackets is the word (Shark) does that mean anything to anyone?

 

Hi Sue and welcome to the forum.

 

The Depot ship was HMS Hecla. He was actually serving aboard HMS Shark from the 17th November 1915 to the 18th March 1916 as a Leading Signalman.

 

Hecla at the time was the Depot Ship for the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla based at Scapa Flow: http://www.dreadnoughtproject.org/tfs/index.php/H.M.S._Hecla_(1878)

Shark was part of that Flotilla: http://www.dreadnoughtproject.org/tfs/index.php/Fourth_Destroyer_Flotilla_(Royal_Navy)

 

Hope that helps,

Peter

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After serving in HMS SHARK he was on the books of HMS VICTORY 1 and was probably in the RN Barracks at Portsmouth. He was invalided with heart disease, probably via RN Hospital Haslar.

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Haslar was the RN Hospital for the Portsmouth area and is across the harbour in Gosport.

It is now closed but the buildings still exist and are very impressive.

Tony

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