H.M.S. Edinburgh Castle (1910)

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H.M.S. Edinburgh Castle (1910)
Pendant Number: M.62
MI.71 (Jan 1918)
MI.55 (Apr 1918)[1]
Launched: 1910[2]
Commissioned: 12 Sep, 1914[3]
Decommissioned: 12 Jul, 1919[4]
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H.M.S. Edinburgh Castle was a commercial liner converted for use as an Armed Merchant Cruiser in the Royal Navy.

Service

She commissioned at Tilbury on 12 September, 1914.[5]

She was placed out of R.N. commission in 1919, but would also be called up in World War II, where she remained docked in Freetown, South Africa and housed men displaced from sunken merchant ships.

Armament

During the Great War she was armed with:[6]

  • eight 6-in guns

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 119.
  2. This date is approximate.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 401n.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 119.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 401n.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 119.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 401j.
  8. Napier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 296.
  9. Napier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 296.
  10. Marshall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/110. f. 117.
  11. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 401n.
  12. Marshall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/110. f. 117.
  13. Gwatkin-Williams Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. f. 93.
  14. Gwatkin-Williams Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. f. 93.
  15. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 367.
  16. Nicol Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/133. f. 144.
  17. Nicol Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/133. f. 144.
  18. Nicol Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/133. f. 144.

Bibliography

British Armed Merchant Cruisers
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