HMS Hermes


HMS Hermes was a Highflyer class light cruiser. laid down at Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Company in Glasgow in April 1897. She was launched in April 1898 and did in the coming years service at Royal Navy's foreign stations. She returned to England in 1913, and was used to test out experimental airplanes for Royal Navy. After the outbreak of world war one she was put in service at Nore Station transporting airplanes and other military equipment to France. During a journey from Dunkirk back to England 31. October 1914 she was torpedoed and sunk by the German uboat SM U-27 under command by Kapitänleutnant Bernd Wegener outside Straits of Dover. The wreck rest today on a depth of 29 to 33 meter at Ryulingen Bank.

Former names:
HMS Hermes

350,0 x 54,0 x 21,5 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
5600 displ *
Glasgow ( UK ) 1898
( UK )

 51°06′18″N 1°50′18″E
( Source: Wikipedia )

Picture: HMS Hermes in Dar-Es Salaam
Courtesy of Wikivividly

Last updated: May 2019