H.M.S. Avoca (1907)

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H.M.S. Avoca (1907)
Pendant Number: MI.79
MI.57 (Jan 1918)
none (Apr 1918)[1]
Launched: 1907[2]
Commissioned: 14 Jan, 1916[3]
Decommissioned: 29 Oct, 1919[4]
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H.M.S. Avoca was a commercial liner converted for use as an Armed Merchant Cruiser in the Royal Navy.

Service

Avoca served primarily on the western seaboard of the Americas during the Great War. On 1 June, 1916, Sir Ernest Shackleton visited her.[5]

Armament

She was armed with:[6]

  • eight 6-in guns
  • two 6-pdrs

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 119.
  2. This date is approximate,
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 119.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 119.
  5. Transcribed Ship Logs.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 119.
  7. Hardy Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/316. f. 355.
  8. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 401kk.
  9. Hardy Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/316. f. 355.
  10. Gladstone Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/129. f. 144.
  11. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 989.
  12. Gladstone Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/129. f. 144. Possibly on the 18th.

Bibliography

British Armed Merchant Cruisers
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