HMS Arethusa (1914) CC  (6th)

This the sixth ship to carry the name HMS Arethusa was a light cruiser.

Built at Chatham Dockyard, laid down 28-Oct-1912, launched 25-Oct-1913, and completed 11-Aug-1914.

On completion served as Leader 3rd Destroyer Flotilla at Harwich 1914-15. Took part in the Heligoland operation 1914, helped cover the Cuxhaven Raid 25-Dec-1914, was at the Dogger Bank action.

Joined the 5th Light Cruiser Squadron at Harwich 1915-16.

Struck a mine off Felixstowe 11-Feb-1916, and was taken in tow. Broke loose and broke her back having run aground on the Cutler Shoal.

Won the Battle Honours: Heligoland 1914, Dogger Bank 1915.


Other HMS Arethusa
- 1st  HMS Arethusa
- 2nd HMS Arethusa
- 3rd HMS Arethusa
- 4th HMS Arethusa
- 5th HMS Arethusa
- 6th HMS Arethusa
- 7th HMS Arethusa
- 8th HMS Arethusa

- Arethusa Class (1914) CC
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This page last edited - 05 April, 2013.

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