HMS Southampton (1912) CC  (4th)

This the fourth ship to carry the name HMS Southampton was a light cruiser

Built by John Brown Shipyard on the Clyde, laid down 06-Apr-1911, launched 11-May-1912 and completed Nov-1912.

On completion joined the Home Fleet 1913. Then on the outbreak of WW1, the Grand Fleet 1914-19.

At the Battle of Jutland sank the German cruiser Frauenlob and was severely damaged.

To the South America Station 1919-20. Refitted at the Cape 1920-21 then went to the East Indies 1921-24. Returned to the UK 1924 and went into reserve.

Sold 13-Jul-1926 and scrapped.

Won the Battle Honours: Heligoland 1914, Dogger Bank 1915 and Jutland 1916.


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

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This page last edited - 15 March, 2013.

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