HMS Amphion

The Ship

Mined and sunk 6 August 1914

HMS Amphion was the fifth Royal Navy ship to bare the name.

She was an Active-class scout cruiser, the first Royal Navy ship to be sunk in World War One.
5th August 1914 The Konigin Luise was sunk by the Amphion.
6th August 1914 HMS Amphion hit a mine off the Thames Estuary, and was sunk.

151 lives were lost plus 19 German sailors who had been rescued from the Konigin Luise.

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