HMS Nottingham (1914) CC  (3rd)


This the third ship to carry the name HMS Nottingham was a light Cruiser. 

Built at Pembroke Dock, laid down 13-Jun-1912, launched 18-Apr-1914, and completed Apr-1914.

On completion joined the Home Fleet, then on outbreak of WW1 the Grand Fleet 1914-16

Saw action for the first time off Heligoland in August 1914 as one of 8 British light cruisers supported by destroyers and submarines, she entered the Heligoland Bight to intercept German vessels employed on coastal protection duties.

Action followed in the Yorkshire Raid on 16 December and again  after that at the Battle of Dogger Bank on 23 January 1915. 

On the 31 May came the Battle of Jutland, where Nottingham was attached to the Second Light Cruiser Squadron. 

Two and a half months later on 19 August 1916 she was engaged in a sweep of the North Sea in thick mist 120 miles south-east of the Firth of Forth when, at 0600, she was hit by two torpedoes from U-52, and another just 25 minutes later. At 0710 she eventually sank with the loss of 38 of her crew.

Won the Battle Honours : Heligoland 1914, Dogger Bank 1915 and Jutland 1916.


Other HMS Nottingham
- 1st HMS Nottingham
- 2nd HMS Nottingham
- 3rd HMS Nottingham
- 4th HMS Nottingham

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This page last edited - 13 March, 2013.

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