H.M.S. Teutonic (1889)

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H.M.S. Teutonic (1889)
Pendant Number: M.52
MI.93 (Jan 1918)
MI.50 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Harland & Wolff
Yard Number: 208[2]
Purchased: 16 Aug, 1915[3]
Launched: 19 Jan, 1889[4]
Completed: 25 Jul, 1889[5]
Commissioned: 12 Sep, 1914[6]
Broken up: 1922[7]
Fate: in Emden

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

Service

She commissioned at Liverpool on 12 September 1914.[8]

In October, she joined Cruiser Force B, later called the Tenth Cruiser Squadron. When it split into three divisions in August, 1915, she was assigned to the First Division.

In January, 1916, Teutonic became the lead ship of the Second Division of the Tenth Cruiser Squadron, moving over after former leader Cedric decommissioned for use as a troop ship.

Armament

She was armed with:[9]

  • 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. 121.
  2. Wikipedia.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 121.
  4. Wikipedia.
  5. Wikipedia.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 401v.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 121.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 401v.
  9. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 120.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 401u.
  11. Chatterton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 170.
  12. Ross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 46.
  13. Ross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 46.
  14. Teutonic's Logbook.
  15. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (March, 1916). p. 7.
  16. Benson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 240.
  17. Benson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 240.
  18. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 398oo.
  19. Arnold-Forster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/166. f. 186.
  20. Teutonic's Logbook.

Bibliography

British Armed Merchant Cruisers
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