HMS Charybdis


The Ship

Sold for Scrap 1923

HMS Charybdis was a Royal Navy Cruiser. She was launched in 1893 and was part of the Special Flying Squadron under Captain John McQuhae. She took part in the blockade of Venezuela in 1902 while in the Particular Service Squadron under Commodore Montgomerie. In 1906 she was put into reserve at Chatham after a refit in Sheerness.

In November 1910 Charybdis was transferred to the 4th Division of the Home Fleet and later recommissioned in the 3rd Fleet at Devonport in 1913. She was in the 12th Cruiser Squadron at the outbreak of WW1 one but was laid up in Bermuda following a collision on 9th January 1915. Charybdis was then used for harbour duties, being converted to a cargo carrier in March 1918, when loaned to merchant shipping. Sold in Bermuda in 1922 she was resold for breaking and towed to the Netherlands in 1923.

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Posted 24 December 1907.
Postcard series: Rotary Photographic, Rotary Photographic Series
Series number: 3973 A


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