Unknown warship

Unknown warship

Postby Whickham » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:32 pm

My apologies if this has been posted before.
Unknown warship entering Blyth, towed by tug REVENGER.

Revenger3.jpg

Must be 1919 or before because REVENGER foundered in 1919.

Built as: MAAS
Yard: M van der Kuijl, Slikkerveer
Year: 1905
Names: 1913: REVENGER
End: 1919
Fate: 27/08/1919: Foundered off The Smalls, Pembrokeshire
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Re: Unknown warship

Postby buggins » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:44 pm

The battle cruiser Renown launched at Pembroke Dock in 1895 and had been in use at Portsmouth as a training ship for stokers - arrived at Blyth 1n 1914.
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Re: Unknown warship

Postby Whickham » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:26 pm

Excellent, thanks Buggins
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Re: Unknown warship

Postby magoonigal » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:57 pm

Purchased by Hughes at auction for £39,000, nearly twice the opening bid of £20,000, on the 2nd April 1914.
Without the purchase of RENOWN shipbreaking at Blyth could have come to a premature end as no Merchant Ships were available. She was moored at the Motherbank, of the Isle of Wight and was towed around to Blyth , arriving towards the end of April. On arrival she was opened to the public in aid of local charities.
How much Hughes made on the deal is not known, however a memo dated 30th November 1914, suggests the return was not inconsiderable. Sales up to then amounted to £13,844 and it was calculated a further £44,000 was still to come.
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