H.M.S. Princess (1905)

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H.M.S. Princess (1905)
Pendant Number: MI.57
MI.91 (Jan 1918)[1]
Launched: c. 1905
Commissioned: 9 Jan, 1916[2]
Decommissioned: 10 Sep, 1917[3]
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H.M.S. Princess was the former commercial liner Kronprinzessin Cecilie that was detained in Falmouth in 1914 and taken up to serve in the Royal Navy both as a dummy battleship Ajax and as an Armed Merchant Cruiser.

Service

She started as a mock version of the battleship H.M.S. Ajax, but ion October 1915, she was converted to an Armed Merchant Cruiser, recommissioning in that role on 9 January, 1916.[4]

Armament

She was armed with:[5]

  • eight 6-in guns
  • two 6-pdrs on H.A. mountings

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 120.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 120.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 120.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 120.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 120.
  6. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 401x.
  7. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 401x.

Bibliography

British Armed Merchant Cruisers
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