HMS Theseus (1896) CC  (2nd)

This the second ship to carry the name HMS Theseus was a 1st Class, Protected Cruiser.

Built by Thames Iron Works of Blackwall, laid down 16-Jul-1890, launched 08-Sep-1892, and completed 14-Jan-1896.

On completion served with the 'Flying Squadron' 1896. Then went to the Mediterranean 1896-98 with a detachment to the Cape Station 1897. Returned to the UK and refitted 1898. To the Mediterranean 1899-1902. Back to the UK and into reserve at Chatham 1902-05.

Served as Tender to HMS' Cambridge and Vivid as Gunnery Training Ship, Devonport 1905-11. Paid off 1912, but then served with the Training Squadron at Queenstown 1913-14. Joined the 10th Cruiser Squadron and the Northern Patrol 1914.

Rebuilt 1915 with large anti-torpedo bulges for service at the Dardanelles and served there 1915-16. With the Mediterranean Fleet 1916-18. Depot ship for trawlers in the Aegean 1918, and served in the Black Sea 1918-19.

Returned to the UK and paid off at Devonport 1919.

Sold 08-Nov-1921 and broken up in Germany.

Won the Battle Honours: Benin 1897 and Dardanelles 1915-16.


Other HMS Theseus
- 1st  HMS Theseus
- 2nd HMS Theseus
- 3rd HMS Theseus

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This page last edited - 10 April, 2013.

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