HMS Cassandra


HMS Cassandra was a C class light cruiser laid down at Vickers Limited in England in March 1916. She was launched in November that same year, and commissioned in June 1917 and assigned to 6th Light Cruiser Squadron. She was sent to the Baltic Sea following the Armistice in November 1918, as part of a British force sent to support the struggle for independence of the Baltic states after world war one. She hit a mine and sank 5. December 1918 outside Saaremaa. Eleven men of the crew lost their lives in the accident. The wreck  was found in 2010 by the Estonian Navy on a depth of 60 to 100 meter southwest of Saaremaa Island.

Former names:
HMS Cassandra

140,0 x 13,3 x 4,3 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
4190 grt Barrow In Furness ( UK ) 1916 London ( UK )

Picture: HMS Cassandra
Courtesy of the Guardian