HMS Shannon

The Ship

Sold for Scrap 1922

HMS Shannon was built by Chatham Dockyard and launched 20/9/1906. Sold for breaking up at Bo'ness 12/12/1922.

HMS Shannon was commissioned into the Royal Navy's 5th Cruiser squadron in March 1908 as flagship for the Rear Admiral. In April 1909 she was transferred to the 2nd Cruiser Squadron, but in December 1909 HMS Shannon was involved in a collision with HMS Prince George in Portsmouth, sustaining damage.

HMS Shannon was re-commissioned in March 1912 into the 3rd Cruiser Squadron and in 1913 joining 2nd Cruiser Squadron. On the outbreak of world war one she joined the The Grand Fleet in August 1914, went into refit in November 1914 at Cromarty. She took part in The Battle of Jutland, and in November 1916 went to Murmansk. She joined the Atlantic Convoys escorting convoys between 1917- 1918.

After the war HMS Shannon was placed in reserve in 1920, becoming an accommodation ship attached to HMS Actaeon and was finally paid off and scrapped on 12th December 1922

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