H.M.S. Cedric (1902)

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H.M.S. Cedric (1902)
Pendant Number: M.74[1]
Builder: Harland & Wolff[2]
Yard Number: 337[3]
Launched: 21 Aug, 1902[4]
Completed: 31 Jan, 1903[5]
Commissioned: 17 Nov, 1914[6]
Decommissioned: 20 Jan, 1916[7]
Scrapped: 1932[8]

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

Service

She commissioned on either 17 November[9] or 4 December, 1914.[10]

Captain Robert Benson was chastised for grounding Cedric in the Mersey on 20 November, 1915. He was cautioned to be more careful in future.[11]

In 1916, she became a troop ship.

Armament

As an A.M.C., Cedric was armed with:[12]

  • 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. Wikipedia.
  3. Wikipedia.
  4. Wikipedia.
  5. Wikipedia.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 119.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 119.
  8. Wikipedia.
  9. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 119.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 401g.
  11. Benson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 240.
  12. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 119.
  13. Benson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 240.
  14. Benson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 240.

Bibliography

British Armed Merchant Cruisers
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