HMS Isis

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HMS Isis was an Eclipse class masted cruiser of the Royal Navy launched in June 1896. Sister ships were HMS Eclipse, HMS Diana, HMS Dido, HMS Doris, HMS Isis, HMS Juno, HMS Minerva, HMS Talbot and HMS Venus.

Displacement: 5600 tons.    I.H.P: c.8,000    Length: 350 feet.    Beam: 53 ft 6 ins.   Depth: 20 ft 6 ins.    Speed: c.18.5 knots.     Complement: 450.

HMS Isis 27th June 1896 Sold for scrap in 1920.

HMS Isis at Portsmouth Dockyard in 1913 before commencing her service for the 11th Cruiser Squadron in the first world war.

HMS Isis

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The crew of HMS Isis in 1917.

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The crew of HMS Isis in 1917.

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The ships dog on HMS Isis in 1917.

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The ships dog and goat on HMS Isis in 1917.

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The crew of HMS Isis in 1917.

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The crew of HMS Isis in 1917.

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The following photos contributed by David Thomas, whose great grandfather, John Emmett, was a sailor HMS Isis from 1915 until the ship was scrapped in 1920.  Photos are from North America or Caribbean. (possibly same trip as below, Canada 1917?).

John Emmett of HMS Isis.

All the photographs below relate to the voyage of HMS Isis to Canada in 1917

One of the ships the Isis passed on its voyage to Canada

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Written on the original card : 

"A photo of the ship that collided with the 'Mont Blanc' and caused the destruction of Halifax, 1917."

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Written on original card :

"This schooner we found here at about 3 days away from St Johns, Newfoundland with her mainmast gone.  Caused a good deal of inconvenience .... "

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Drill on board HMS Isis.

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Sea ice surrounding HMS Isis.

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Written on original card :

"This is a photo of a famed Port of Halifax, caused by the explosion.  The roads cans be seen distinctly between what were once dwellings and the large building is a Cadets College."

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The stokers of HMS Isis.

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The stern of HMS Isis in a heavy sea.

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Another photo of HMS Isis in a heavy sea.

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One of the boats of HMS Isis.

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The ships pet of HMS Isis - a goat.

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Some of the crew working on HMS Isis.

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Three crew member of HMS Isis.

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Crew of HMS Isis in a sail boat.  Taken from HMS Isis.

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A frozen porthole on HMS Isis.

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A view from the side of HMS Isis.

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