HMS Devonshire (1904)


HMS Devonshire (1904)

HMS "Devonshire" was a 10,850 ton "Devonshire"-class armoured cruiser of the Royal Navy built at Chatham Dockyard and launched on 30 April 1904. She was the lead ship of her class, and like her sisters, served in the First World War.

Following completion in 1905 she began active service with the Channel Fleet, and between 1907 and 1914 operated as a unit of the Atlantic and Home Fleets. During the first two years of the First World War, "Devonshire" served with the Grand Fleet, primarily performing patrol duties in the northern North Sea. Between 1916 and 1918 she was assigned to Western waters. [ [http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-fornv/uk/uksh-d/devnshr6.htm HMS Devonshire at US Naval history] ] She survived to be sold on 9 May 1921 to Ward of Barrow for breaking up, which was carried out in October 1923.

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