HMS Cornwall (1904) CC  (4th)

This the fourth ship to carry the name HMS Cornwall was an Armoured Cruiser. One of the six ships ordered as the third group of Monmouth Class cruisers.

Built at Pembroke Dock, laid down 11-Mar-1901, launched 29-Oct-1902 and completed 01-Dec-1904.

On completion joined the Atlantic Fleet 1904-06. Refitted at Devonport 1907, then to the America & West Indies Station as Cadets Training Ship 1908-14. 

On the outbreak of war in 1914 she was despatched to West Africa to intercept German merchant shipping. 

She proceeded to the Falklands and on 8 December 1914 at the Battle of the Falklands, engaged German light cruisers, sinking the Leipzig. Returning to West Africa until June 1915 she was sent to support the Gallipoli campaign. The following October she went back to the East Indies and China Stations to protect Allied shipping from surface raiders. 

Returning to the UK in 1917 she was refitted and escorted convoys between Canada and the UK 1917-19. Final duty was a Cadets Training Ship at Devonport 1919. 

She paid off early in 1919 and was sold 07-Jul-1920 for breaking up at Briton Ferry.

Won the Battle Honours: Falkland Islands 1914, & Dardanelles 1915.


Other HMS Cornwall
- 1st  HMS Cornwall
- 2nd HMS Cornwall
- 3rd HMS Cornwall
- 4th HMS Cornwall
- 5th HMS Cornwall
- 6th HMS Cornwall

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This page last edited - 06 March, 2013.

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