HMS Dido (1898) CC  (4th)

This the fourth ship to carry the name HMS Dido was a 2nd Class, Protected Cruiser.

Built by London & Glasgow Co, laid down 30-Aug-1894, launched 20-Mar-1896 (but ground subsided under slipway, not floated for three days), and completed 10-May-1898.

On completion went to the Mediterranean 1898-1901, (including a detachment to China 1900), then returned to the UK 1902.

Served as Coast Guard Vessel at Hull 1903-94, Channel Battle Squadron 1904-07, into reserve 1907-09. Home Fleet Battle Squadron 1909-10. Refitted 1911. Then joined the 3rd Fleet 1911-12.

Served as Submarine Depot ship 1912-14, then Destroyer Depot Ship 1914-19.

Final service was as Depot Ship, Reserve Destroyers at Portsmouth 1919-26. 

Sold 16-Dec-1926.


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

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This page last edited - 16 July, 2012.

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