H.M.S. Virginian (1904)

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H.M.S. Virginian (1904)
Pendant Number: M.72
MI.95 (Jan 1918)
MI.52 (Apr 1918)[1]
Launched: 22 Dec, 1904[2]
Commissioned: 10 Dec, 1914[3]
Decommissioned: 31 Jan, 1920[4]
Scrapped: Feb, 1955[5]

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

She was sister of Victorian.

Service

On 21 August, 1917, U 102 damaged her in a torpedo attack.[6]

She was renamed Drottningholm in 1920.

Armament

She was originally armed with:[7]

  • eight 4.7-in guns
  • two 6-pdrs

Late:

  • six 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. The Navy List. (January, 1919). p. 1009.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 121.
  5. Wikipedia.
  6. uboat.net.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 121.
  8. Garnett Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/90. f. 100.
  9. Garnett Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/90. f. 100.
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 1009.
  11. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 1009.

Bibliography

British Armed Merchant Cruisers
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