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Hi All

Trying to research one of my medal group and am puzzled,

He earnt AGSM Somiland 1908-10 14-15 Star War and Victory Medal.

Where was carnarvon between 5/3/1912-16/8/15.

I thought Vivid II was an accounting base but he he spent years at a time on its books but no tender next to it is this normal?

Any idea what C of E is under Sub ratings for a CERA 2nd Class?

Any help greatly appreciated

Kind Regards

James

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Hello James

HMS Carnarvon was a large cruiser of the Devonshire Class 7.10.03 to 8.11.21. Transfered to 2nd fleet at Devonport in March 1912 and was flagship 5th CS to outbreak of war. Went to Cape Verde in August 1914, capturing a German Merchantman on the 24th. To Montevideo in October 1914. Led cruisers during Battle of Falklands on 12th December. Tore her bottom plating on a shoal near the Abrolhos Rocks in Febuary 1915 and had to be repaired at Rio De Janeiro. Served on North America and West Indies Station from March 1915 to November 1918.

( Conways 'All The Worlds Fighting Ships')

Hope this helps

Regards John

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James

C of E is 'Charge of Engines' he was paid for being in charge of the engines of a ship in commission. If the dates run when he was at Vivid II could answer that question.

Regards Charles

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James, following on the posting by JOHN, here a couple of Awards to CARNARVON in the time given when he was serving on the ship ;

OYLER Harold E N/E Art. Eng. RN 82N014 Carnarvon

Falkland Islands action 08.12.14

Specially Promoted to Chief Artificer Engineer

SKIPWITH Harry L. D'E N/E Captain RN 82N005

Carnarvon Vice Admiral Sir F.C. Doveton Sturdee

04.06.17 Gazetted

Falkland Islands action 08.12.14 CB

Carried out Admiral Sturdee's intentions without waiting for any signal and together with the "Glasgow" sunk the "Leipzig".

Regards Sadsac

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James, as a further `look-up' you may wish to try CARNARVON Log Book - this mostly gives navigation details Etc. but sometimes can be otherwise very informative - especially as CARNAVON was in Falklands Battle and sank the LEIPZIG. Log Book ;

ADM 53 / 37093 to 37095 - includes 01 July 1913 to 29 Feb. 1916.

At PRO KEW.

All best, Sadsac

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Hi All

Many thanks for the replies,

His Long service medal is named to HMS Vivid but on his records he was never at Vivid only Vivid II,

I have double checked the date as to when he was C of E , it was when he was at Vivid II so must be he is missing a few ships listings.

Kind Regards

James

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James,

The ships he served on from Vivid would be small craft maybe not even named, I have had a look at what sort of vessel a CERA2 would take charge of the engines but to no avail.

Regards Charles

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