I am working on HMS Enterprise sounding off Sangat Island in February 1917. My Wiki entry shows:
HMS Enterprise (D52) was one of two Emerald-class light cruisers of the Royal Navy. She was built by John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd., with the keel being laid down on 28 June 1918. - so the dates don't match.
I am enjoying this project - thank you
You seem to have highlighted a mystery ship. Clearly, as we have the logs, there was
an HMS Enterprise operating before
the Emerald Class cruiser and not included in the list at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Enterprise
but I've not been able to find any further information.
She seems to have been involved in surveying duties - from the pages I've visited, in (a) river(s).
I have found two other references which may apply:http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/540830.html
Single sheet. Col. Scale: 1:50 000. Contents Note: Chart in five compartments (A to E). Sailing directions, Inset: Lake Timsah surveyed by Lieut. Commr. A.F.B. Woodhouse, R.N. and officers of H.M. surveying ship 'Enterprise' 1918. http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1918-03Mar.htm
Monday, 18 March 1918 Enterprise (2), hired net drifter
TAYLOR, Andrew, Ty/Skipper, RNR, died in accident in UK
there are so many Enterprises and sometimes they were renamed.
Thanks for replying. I am a mathematician, not a naval historian and will not be editing the Wiki entry.