H.M.S. Mantua (1908)

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H.M.S. Mantua (1908)
Pendant Number: M.51
MI.77 (Jan 1918)
MI.40 (Jan 1918)[1]
Launched: c. 1908
Commissioned: 5 Aug, 1914[2]
Decommissioned: 26 Dec, 1919[3]
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H.M.S. Mantua was a commercial liner converted for use as an Armed Merchant Cruiser in the Royal Navy.

Service

Commissioned on either 5[4] or 15 August, 1914,[5] and was placed under the command of Charles Tibbits and attached to the Tenth Cruiser Squadron.

She grounded her on 26-7 April, 1915 and Tibbits was asked to exercise greater caution in future.[6]

In October, 1916, she left the 10 C.S. and eventually found herself attached to the Ninth Cruiser Squadron.

Armament

She was armed with:[7]

  • eight 4.7-in guns
  • two 6-pdrs

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 120.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 120.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 120.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 120.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 401p.
  6. Tibbits Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/243. f. 268.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 120.
  8. Tibbits Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/243. f. 268.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 401p.
  10. Tibbits Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/243. f. 268.
  11. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 401q.
  12. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/67. f. 73.
  13. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 997.
  14. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/67. f. 73.

Bibliography

British Armed Merchant Cruisers
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