HMS Goliath


HMS Goliath was a Canopus dreadnought laid down by Chatham Dockyard in January 1897, and was launched in March 1898 for the Royal Navy. She was commissioned two years later and was assigned to China Station. She changed assignment several times, and was after the outbreak of World War One assigned to operations in East Africa and later assigned to participate in the Dardanelles Campaign. She was attacked by the Turkish destroyer Muâvenet i Millîye in Morto Bay 13. May 1915 and sank after being hit by three torpedoes with the loss of 570 men. The wreck rest today upside down on a depth of 55 to 64 meter in Morto Bay.

Former names:
HMS Goliath

431,0 x 74,0 x 26,0 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
14300 displ Kent ( UK ) 1898  ( UK )

40° 02' 22"N, 26° 12' 23"E

Picture: HMS Goliath in 1915
From The War Illustrated 22. May 1915