HMS Brilliant (1891) CC  (5th)

This the fifth ship to carry the name HMS Brilliant was a second class cruiser.

Built at Sheerness Dockyard, laid down 1890, launched 24-Jun-1891, and completed 1893.

On completion went into reserve at Chatham 1893-1901. Joined the Cruiser Squadron 1901-03, then to the South Atlantic Station 1903-04.

Used as an RNR Drill Ship  at Southampton 1904-05. Then the America & West Indies Station 1906-11. back into reserve 1911-14.

With the outbreak of WW1 completed patrols in the North Sea 1914. Then a depot ship on the Tyne 1914-15, and at Lerwick 1915-18.

Expended as a blockship at Ostend, 23-Apr-1918.

Won the Battle Honours: Belgian Coast 1914 and Zeebrugge 1918.


Other HMS Brilliant
- 1st  HMS Brilliant
- 2nd HMS Brilliant
- 3rd HMS Brilliant
- 4th HMS Brilliant
- 5th HMS Brilliant
- 6th HMS Brilliant
- 7th HMS Brilliant

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This page last edited - 25 July, 2012.

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