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HMS Amphion (1911) CC  (5th)

    
This the fifth ship to carry the name HMS Amphion was a Scout Cruiser .

Built at Pembroke Dock, laid down 15-Mar-1911, launched 04-Dec-1911 and completed Mar-1913.

On completion served as the Senior Officers Ship 3rd Destroyer Flotilla (L Class), 1913-14. Then with the Harwich Force 1914.

Became the first Royal Navy loss of WW1 06-Aug-1914, when she struck a mine with the loss of 148 of her crew.

The minefield had been laid by the German ship SMS Koningen Luise, which Amphion and her flotilla had just sunk.

 

 

 

 

Other HMS Amphion
- 1st  HMS Amphion
- 2nd HMS Amphion
- 3rd HMS Amphion
- 4th HMS Amphion
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- 6th HMS Amphion
- 7th HMS Amphion

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This page last edited - 22 June, 2012.

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