HMS Encounter (1905) CC  (5th)

This the fifth ship to carry the name HMS Encounter was a 2nd Class, Protected Cruiser.

Built at Devonport Dockyard, laid down 28-Jan-1901, launched 18-Jun-1902, and completed 21-Nov-1905

On completion went to the Australia Station 1905-14, and control transferred to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) 1912. To the Pacific Station 1914-15, China Station 1915-16, back to the Pacific Station 1916-18.

Permanently transferred to the RAN Dec-1919.

Renamed HMAS Penguin May-1923 and used as a depot ship until paid off 1929.

Scuttled off Sydney Heads 14-Sep-1932.


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

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This page last edited - 12 December, 2012.

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