Was "London Depot" (1913) actually a ship?

March 7, 2011

Terry and Desley wrote:

I am following up from a Letter to you dated January 28, 2009 from Sandra, regarding her grandfather Wm Humphries. She asks if the "London Depot "20.12.12 - 16.1.13" was actually a ship??? (See "William Humphries in sail trining ship. Tingira, 1912 - 1913"

I have a similar question. My great uncle "Robert Wm Chesterfield b. 1885 Victoria Australia" was also listed under Petty Officers and Men on board the "London Depot" ......

Robert William Chesterfield B. 14 October 1885 Badaginnie Vic Official No 7199 NofK: (Mother) Mary Chesterfield  247 Macquarie St Hobart Tas.

Name of Ship: London Depot   Rating: Stoker      From 14/10/1912 to 17/1/1913 Character: Good   Ability:  Sup. Melbourne From 18/1/1913 to 10 April 1913

Date assessed 31st December 1912 

Remarks: D'engagement expired 10th April 1913


Queensland Australia


HMS President has been a shore establishment in London since 1903, I believe it is probably the London Depot referred to in your detail about your Great Uncle.

See this URL:

You should also look at this URL:
http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/DetailsReports/SeriesDetail.aspx?series_no=A6770 For records covering Petty Officers in the RAN.

Best wishes,

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