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HMS Hampshire - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Hampshire

Name : HMS Hampshire
Laid Down : 1st September 1901
Launched : 24th September 1903
Completed : 15th July 1905
Type : Cruiser
Class : Devonshire
Builder : Armstrong
Country : UK
Sequence : This is the 4th ship with this name.
Pennants :
Fate : Sunk 5th June 1916

After the Battle of Jutland she was carrying Lord Kitchener from Scapa Flow on a diplomatic mission to Russia. She struck a mine on 5 June 1916 off the Orkney Isles and only 12 crew survived. Lord Kitchener and his staff perished.

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HMS Hampshire, 1909.


HMS Hampshire, 1912.


The officers of HMS Hampshire.


HMS Hampshire


HMS Hampshire.

Timeline Entries :


4th October 1903 - Launched
1906 - First Cruiser Squadron, Channel Fleet
June 1906 - Channel Fleet. 1st Cruiser Squadron
June 1906 - Captain Sir Robert Arbuthnot, Bt., MVO in Command
1907 - First Cruiser Squadron, Channel Fleet
12th November 1907 - Capt. George A. Ballard in Command
12th November 1907 - Channel Fleet Review at Spithead
1908 - 1st Cruiser Squadron, Channel Fleet
1909 - 1st Cruiser Squadron, Channel Fleet
April 1909 - 3rd Division, Home Fleet at Portsmouth
27th July 1910 - Arrived back at Torquay after Naval Review
27th July 1910 - Sailed Torquay for Naval Review
23rd June 1911 - At Spithead for Fleet Review
27th May 1912 - Sailed Alexandria for Malta
9th July 1912 - Spithead Review
6th November 1912 - Sailed Slonika
August 1914 - China Station (Reserve)
February 1915 - 7th Cruiser Squadron
May 1916 - 2nd Cruiser Squadron
31st May 1916 - Capt. H.J. Saville in Command
31st May 1916 - Took part in the Battle of Jutland
5th June 1916 - Mined

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Last edited : 11:48, March 26, 2011
By : jbryce1437


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