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George Herbert Sharman – Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services

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Partial transcript of the Naval service of George Herbert Sharman, 1893-1934.

Service number J4619
Name in full: George Herbert Sharman
Date of Birth: 30 January 1893
Place of Birth: Long Buckby, Northants
Occupation: Seaman/steward MS

See also

  • RN Signal Schools. Godfrey Dykes © RN Communications Branch Museum/Library. Accessed 26 Jan 2022


  • Ancestry.com. UK, Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services, 1848-1939 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services. ADM 188, 362 and 363. Seamen (Pieces 647-866). Piece 656: 1909 (4501-5000). The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey, England. Image
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "HMS Ganges was a training ship and later stone frigate of the Royal Navy. She was established as a boys' training establishment in 1865, and was based aboard a number of hulks before moving ashore. She was based alternately in Falmouth, Harwich (from 1899) and Shotley (from 1905). She remained in service at RNTE Shotley until October 1976... In 1909 the Signal School was established and three signal masts were erected."
    Wikipedia contributors, "HMS Ganges (shore establishment)," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=HMS_Ganges_(shore_establishment)&oldid=1062302222 (accessed January 26, 2022).
  2. "HMS Howe was built as a 121-gun screw first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy... She was renamed a second time to Impregnable on 27 September 1886, but reverted to Bulwark in 1919 shortly before being sold for breaking up in 1921."
    Wikipedia contributors, "HMS Howe (1860)," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=HMS_Howe_(1860)&oldid=1033074173 (accessed January 26, 2022).
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 "HMS Trent was a Medina-class gunboat launched in 1877... She was renamed HMS Pembroke in 1905, and served off the coast of Tanganyika in 1915."
    Wikipedia contributors, "HMS Trent (1877)," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=HMS_Trent_(1877)&oldid=1063237739 (accessed January 26, 2022).
  4. "HMS Caesar was a Majestic-class pre-dreadnought battleship of the Royal Navy, named after the Roman military and political leader Julius Caesar... In May 1909, Caesar transferred to the Nore, temporarily serving as the flagship of Vice Admiral, 3rd and 4th Divisions, Home Fleet."
    Wikipedia contributors, "HMS Caesar (1896)," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=HMS_Caesar_(1896)&oldid=1062811284 (accessed January 26, 2022).
  5. 5.0 5.1 "HMS Dominion was a King Edward VII-class battleship of the Royal Navy... Following a reorganisation of the fleet in 1912, she and her sister ships formed the 3rd Battle Squadron, part of the Home Fleet."
    Wikipedia contributors, "HMS Dominion," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=HMS_Dominion&oldid=1063237552 (accessed January 26, 2022).
  6. 6.0 6.1 "The third HMS Halcyon was a Dryad-class torpedo gunboat of the Royal Navy. Once described as "perhaps the smallest and least formidable vessel that ever crept into the 'Navy List,'... She was recommissioned in 1913, was converted to a minesweeper and served under the orders of the Admiral Commanding Coast Guard and Reserves."
    Wikipedia contributors, "HMS Halcyon (1894)," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=HMS_Halcyon_(1894)&oldid=1063568871 (accessed January 26, 2022).
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    Wikipedia contributors, "HMS Dido (1896)," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=HMS_Dido_(1896)&oldid=1066374390 (accessed January 26, 2022).
  8. "HMS Conquest was a C-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy that saw service during World War I....She covered the force that carried out the Royal Naval Air Service seaplane raid on the German Navy airship hangars at Tondern, then in northern Germany, on 24 March 1916...
    During the Lowestoft Raid – the German naval bombardment of Yarmouth and Lowestoft – on 25 April 1916, German battlecruisers opened fire on Conquest and she suffered a 12-inch (305-mm) shell hit which destroyed her aerials and killed 25 and wounded 13 of her crew, but was able to maintain 20 knots...
    Back in service after repairs, Conquest sortied along with much of the rest of Harwich Force and the Grand Fleet in August 1916 in an unsuccessful attempt to bring the German High Seas Fleet to action in the North Sea; while at sea, she opened fire on the German Navy Zeppelin L 13 but was unable to shoot the airship down...
    In January 1917, she took part in an unsuccessful attempt to attack German destroyers off the coast of Belgium. On 5 June 1917, she and the light cruisers HMS Canterbury and HMS Centaur sank the German torpedo boat S20 in the North Sea near the Schouwen Bank off Zeebrugge, Belgium, during a Royal Navy raid on Ostend, Belgium."
    Wikipedia contributors, "HMS Conquest (1915)," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=HMS_Conquest_(1915)&oldid=1065834405 (accessed January 26, 2022).
  9. "H.M.S. Tuberose was one of twenty-eight Anchusa Class convoy sloops completed for the Royal Navy."
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  11. "HMS Pembroke VIII - HM Naval Base, Immingham and as the flag ship of the Commanding Officer, Humber Area on the Humber between 1920 and 1921."
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  12. "HMS Cornwallis was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 12 May 1813 at Bombay. She was built of teak... In 1916 she was renamed HMS Wildfire and used as a base ship."
    Wikipedia contributors, "HMS Cornwallis (1813)," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=HMS_Cornwallis_(1813)&oldid=1056985346 (accessed January 26, 2022).
  13. "H.M.S. Cyclamen was one of thirty-six Arabis Class sweeping sloops completed for the Royal Navy."HMS Cyclamen (1916). dreadnoughtproject.org. Accessed 26 Jan 2022
  14. "HMS Cambrian was a C-class light cruiser built for the Royal Navy during World War I... She was part of the 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron of the Atlantic Fleet from August 1922 until June 1924, and was detached to support British interests during the Chanak Crisis of 1922–23. She escorted the seaplane carrier Ark Royal from the UK to Turkey from 27 September to 8 October and was later guard ship at Smyrna in December."
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  15. "HMS Canterbury was a C-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy that saw service in the First World War and the Russian Civil War... She was recommissioned again at Portsmouth in May 1924 to serve in the 2nd Cruiser Squadron in the Atlantic Fleet."
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