HMS Thetis (1892) CC (10th)
This the tenth ship to carry the name HMS Thetis was a 2nd
class protected cruiser.
Built by Thomson of Clydebank, laid down 1889, launched 12-Dec-1890 and completed 1892.
On completion served at Chatham 1892-98, then went to the Mediterranean 1898-1901 with a detachment to the Cape Station 1899-1901. Returned to Chatham 1902. Then to the China Station 1902-05.
Returned to the UK and went into reserve 1906.
Converted to a minelayer 1906-07, after which she continued in reserve 1907-11. Joined the 2nd Fleet minelaying Squadron 1912-14, Dover 1914-15.
Used as a depot ships 1916-17.
Prepared as a blockship 1918 and expended at Zeebrugge 23-Apr-1918.
Won the Battle Honour: Zeebrugge 1918.
Other HMS Thetis
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25 July, 2012.
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