Armed Boarding Steamers

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Armed Boarding Steamers of the British Navy.  History and photographs of the Armed Boarding Steamers of the Royal Navy.  These ships included : HMS Alouette, HMS Amsterdam, HMS Anglia, HMS Caesarea, HMS Cambria, HMS Carron, HMS City of Belfast, HMS Duchess of Devonshire, HMS Duke of Albany, HMS Duke of Clarence, HMS Duke of Cornwall, HMS Dundee, HMS Fauvette, HMS Fiona, HMS Grangemouth, HMS Grive, HMS Hazel, HMS Heroic, HMS King Orry, HMS Lama, HMS Louvain, HMS Lunka, HMS Partridge, HMS Peel Castle, HMS Perth, HMS Prince Abbas, HMS Richald Welford, HMS Rowan, HMS Royal Scot, HMS Sarnia, HMS Scotia, HMS Snaefell, HMS Stephen Furness, HMS Suva, HMS Tara, HMS The Ramsey, HMS Tihonus, HMS Vienna, HMS Woodnut and HMS York.

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Alouette Seconded July 1915 Ex-fleet messenger from September 1914
Amsterdam - -
Anglia Seconded August 1914 Became Hospital Ship April 1915, Mined 17th November 1915
Caesarea - -
Cambria   Became Hospital Ship after August 1915
Carron - -
City of Belfast - -
Duchess of Devonshire - Troopship from January 1919
Duke of Albany Seconded October 1914 Torpedoed 25th August 1916
Duke of Clarence - -
Duke of Cornwall - -
Dundee Seconded October 1915 Torpedoed 3rd September 1917
Fauvette Seconded March 1915 ex-Store Carrier, mined 9th March 1916
Fiona Seconded October 1914 Wrecked 6th September 1917

The family of a crew member of HMS Fiona - who is 2nd from right in the back row.  ? Walker Archives

Grangemouth - -
Grive August 1914 and February 1916 flotilla Supply Ship until august 1915, Seconded again 1916 and torpedoed 24th December 1917.
Hazel - -
Heroic - -
King Orry - -
Lama - -
Louvain Seconded October 1914 Torpedoed 20th January 1918
Lunka - -
Partridge - -
Peel Castle - -
Perth  - -
Prince Abbas Seconded June 1915 Served until May 1916, and sunk 9th July 1917
Richard Welford - -
Rowan - -
Royal Scot - -
Sarnia Seconded November 1914 Torpedoed 12th September 1918
Scotia - -
Snaefell Seconded November 1914 Torpedoed 5th June 1918
Stephen Furness Seconded December 1914 Served until March 1916.  ex squadron supply ship.  torpedoed 13th December 1917
Suva - -
Tara Seconded August 1914 torpedoed 5th November 1915
The Ramsey Seconded October 1914 Sunk 8th August 1915
Tithonus Seconded February 1916 Torpedoed 28th March 1918
Vienna Seconded August 1914 Accommodation ship until December 1914.  Q-Ship from January 1915 to April 1915
Woodnut - -
York - -