HMS Hogue (HMS Hague)


The Ship

Torpedoed and sunk 22 September 1914

No information found on HMS Hague as printed on postcard, but this ship is actually believed to be HMS Hogue.

Cressy-class armored cruiser (4f/2m). L/B: 472 69.5 (143.9m 21.2m). Tons: 12,000 disp. Hull: steel. Comp.: 760. Arm.: 2 9.2, 12 6, 13 12pdr.; 2 18TT. Armor: 6 belt. Mach.: triple expansion, screws; 21 kts. Built: Vickers Ltd., Barrow-in-Furness, Eng.; 1902.

Named for the site of an action during the 1692 Battle of Barfleur between an Anglo-Dutch fleet under Admiral Edward Russell and a French force under Admiral de Tourville, HMS Hogue spent two years on the China Station, followed by two years in North American waters. At the beginning of World War I, she was assigned to The Grand Fleet's Third Cruiser Squadron. On the morning of September 22, 1914, Hogue was on patrol with two of the three other ships of the "live bait squadron" in the Broad Fourteens off the Dutch coast about 20 miles north of the Hook of Holland. Aboukir, Cressy and Hogue was hit by a torpedo fired from the U9 at about 0630, and her captain ordered Hogue and HMS Cressy to stand by to pick up survivors. As she approached the stricken Aboukir to retrieve survivors, Hogue was hit by two torpedoes and capsized and sank within 10 minutes, with the loss of 327 dead. See Aboukir, Cressy and Hogue

My Postcards

2 ships HMS Hague and HMS Jupiter
No information on HMS Hague believed postcard actually should refer to HMS Hogue


Postally used 31 Jan 1916. Fieldpost cancel.
Postcard series: Karl Voegels, Berlin


Not postally used. Although the post card calls this ship HMS Hague, it is actually HMS Hogue - a mistake that has been noted on several post cards.
Postcard series: West & Son, Valentine's Naval Series


Postally used 24 Dec 1905.


Postally used 29 Feb 1912.
Postcard series: Ruddock Ltd, Newcastle


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