Cressy Class

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Cressy Class cruisers of the Royal Navy. Cruisers in the class included HMS Aboukir, HMS Bacchante, HMS Cressy, HMS Euryalus, HMS Hogue and HMS Sutlej. HMS Hogue and HMS Sutlej served with the Channel Fleet, HMS Aboukir and HMS Bacchante joined the Mediterranean Fleet while HMS Cressy served at the China Station. HMS Euryalus served at the Australian station. From 1908 until 1912 all six ships returned to serve in home waters. Aboukir, Cressy and Hogue were all torpedoed by the German U-boat U9 on 22nd September 1914. The survivors were sold in 1920-21.

Displacement of 12,000 tons.   Armament: two 9.2 ins guns (bow & stern), twelve 6ins quick-firers in a central battery and many more small quick-firers and machine guns.    Speed: 21 knots.

HMS Aboukir 16th May 1900 Sunk by torpedo 22nd September 1914.
HMS Bacchante 21st February 1901 Sold for scrapping 1st July 1920.
HMS Cressy 4th December 1899 Sunk by torpedo 22nd September 1914.
HMS Euryalus 20th May 1901 Sold for scrapping 1st July 1920.
HMS Hogue 13th August 1900 Sunk by torpedo 22nd September 1914.
HMS Sutlej 18th November 1899 Sold for scrapping 9th May 1921.

One of the Cressy Class Cruisers.

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HMS Aboukir

HMS Aboukir.

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HMS Aboukir in Malta in 1911. She was torpedoed by U-boat U9 on 22nd September 1914. 

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HMS Aboukir

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HMS Aboukir.

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HMS Aboukir in 1902 was one of the ships in the Mediterranean Fleet.

Captain C J G Sawle and officers of HMS Aboukir.

HMS Bacchante

HMS Bacchante

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HMS Bacchante. 

HMS Bacchante. 

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HMS Bacchante at Port Said.

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HMS Bacchante.

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HMS Bacchante.

HMS Euryalus

HMS Euryalus 

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HMS Euryalus.

HMS Hogue

HMS Hogue 

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HMS Hogue. 

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HMS Hogue.

HMS Hogue in 1902.

HMS Sutlej

HMS Sutlej.  

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HMS Sutlej

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HMS Sutlej 

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HMS Sutlej in 1902, built at Clydebank and launched 1899.

HMS Sutlej.

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HMS Sutlej.

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HMS Sutlej.

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HMS Sutlej.

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