H.M.S. India (1896)

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H.M.S. India (1896)
Pendant Number: M.81[1]
Builder: Caird[2]
Yard Number: 281[3]
Launched: 15 Apr, 1896[4]
Commissioned: 13 Mar, 1915[5]
Torpedoed: 8 Aug, 1915[6]
Fate: by U 22

H.M.S. India was a commercial liner converted for use as an Armed Merchant Cruiser in the Royal Navy.

Service

Armament

India mounted guns and ammunitioned 12-17 April, 1915 at Royal Albert Docks, London.[7]

Her particular armament is unknown,[8][9] but certainly included 6-in guns, most likely at least two per broadside, as forward and aft ammunition spaces are described in her log book.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 120.
  2. Wikipedia.
  3. Wikipedia.
  4. Wikipedia.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 120.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 120.
  7. Ship's Log.
  8. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 120.
  9. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 102.
  10. Log entry for 24 April, 1915.
  11. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 40.

Bibliography

British Armed Merchant Cruisers
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