HMS Eclipse (1897) CC (7th)
This the seventh ship to carry the name HMS Eclipse was a 2nd
Class, Protected Cruiser.
Built at Portsmouth Dockyard, laid down 11-Dec-1893 launched 19-Jul-1894, and completed 23-Mar-1897.
On completion served as Flagship East Indies Station 1897-1900. Returned to the UK and refitted at Chatham 1900-01. To the China Station 1901-04, and again returned to the UK and reserve at Devonport, 1904-05. To the America and West Indies station as Cadets Training Ship based at Bermuda 1905-06. Back to the UK and reserve at Portsmouth 1906-07.
Attached to the Royal naval College, Osborne 1907-12, to the 3rd Fleet at Portsmouth 1912-13 and then Devonport 1913-14.
Escorted new Australian submarines AE1 and AE2 to Singapore 1914.
Joined 12 Cruiser Squadron Western Channel 1914-15.
Duty as an accommodation ship submarines 1915-18.
Laid up at Devonport 1918-19.
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01 February, 2013.
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