HMS Chatham (1912) CC  (15th)

This the fifteenth ship to carry the name HMS Chatham was the name ship of a class of 5,400 ton light cruisers. 

Built at Chatham Dockyard, laid down 03-Jan-1911, launched 09-Nov-1911, and completed Dec-1912.

On completion joined the Home Fleet 1912-13, then the Mediterranean 1913-14. On to the Red Sea and East Indies 1914-15. Took part in the Dardanelles campaign 1915.

Returned to the UK and joined the Grand Fleet as Flagship 3rd Light Cruiser Squadron 1916-19.

Struck a mine off Norfolk, 26-May-1916 and repaired at Chatham.

Went into Reserve 1919-20.

Loaned to New Zealand 1920-24, as first Flagship of the New Zealand division. Then moved to the East Indies Fleet as Flagship of the 4th Light Cruiser Squadron 1924-25.

Returned to the UK and paid off at Devonport Nov-1925.

Sold for scrapping 13-Jul-1926.

Won the Battle Honour: Dardanelles 1915-16.


Other HMS Chatham
- 1st  HMS Chatham
- 2nd HMS Chatham
- 3rd HMS Chatham
- 4th HMS Chatham
- 5th HMS Chatham
- 6th HMS Chatham
- 7th HMS Chatham
- 8th HMS Chatham
- 9th HMS Chatham
- 10th HMS Chatham
- 11th HMS Chatham
- 12th HMS Chatham
- 13th HMS Chatham
- 14th HMS Chatham
- 15th HMS Chatham
- 16th HMS Chatham

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This page last edited - 11 March, 2013.