HMS Minerva (1897) CC  (6th)

This the sixth ship to carry the name HMS Minerva was a second class cruiser.

Built at Chatham Dockyard, laid down 04-Dec-1893, launched 23-Sep-1895, and completed 04-Feb-1897.

On completion served in Particular Service 1897, then went into reserve at Chatham 1897-99.

Joined the Cruiser Training Squadron for boiler trials 1899-1903, after which she returned to reserve at Devonport 1903-04. To the Mediterranean 1904-12 during which she refitted 1908. Served with the 3rd Fleet 1913-14, and the West Coast of Ireland Coastal Patrol 1914.

To the East Indies and Egypt 1914-15, the Dardanelles 1915, and remained at Egypt 1915-16.

To the East Africa Station 1916-18, and the Cape Station 1918.

Sold 05-Oct-1920 at Auten.

Won the Battle Honours : Suez Canal 1915, Dardanelles 1915.


Other HMS Minerva
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- 2nd HMS Minerva
- 3rd HMS Minerva
- 4th HMS Minerva
- 5th HMS Minerva
- 6th HMS Minerva
- 7th HMS Minerva
- 8th HMS Minerva

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This page last edited - 14 June, 2012.

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