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TITLE
HMS "Good Hope"
EXTERNAL ID
ULMPH_2000_0424
SOURCE
Ullapool Museum
ASSET ID
40278
KEYWORDS
ships
war ships
naval ships
HMS "Good Hope"

HMS "Good Hope" was a 14,100-ton Drake-class armoured cruiser of the Royal Navy. She was launched on the River Clyde on 21 February 1901.

In 1906 she became the flagship of the 1st Cruiser Squadron, Atlantic Fleet and two years later became the flagship of the 2nd Cruiser Squadron. She went into the Reserve Fleet in 1913, but following the mobilisation just before the outbreak of World War I she joined the 6th Cruiser Squadron. The 6th Cruiser Squadron was initially allocated to the Grand Fleet at Scapa Flow but HMS "Good Hope" was soon employed protecting British merchant shipping in the south Atlantic.

She was sunk along with HMS "Monmouth" by German armoured cruisers off the coast of Chile on 1 November 1914. Her entire complement of 900 hands was lost.

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HMS "Good Hope"

ships; war ships; naval ships

Ullapool Museum

HMS "Good Hope" was a 14,100-ton Drake-class armoured cruiser of the Royal Navy. She was launched on the River Clyde on 21 February 1901. <br /> <br /> In 1906 she became the flagship of the 1st Cruiser Squadron, Atlantic Fleet and two years later became the flagship of the 2nd Cruiser Squadron. She went into the Reserve Fleet in 1913, but following the mobilisation just before the outbreak of World War I she joined the 6th Cruiser Squadron. The 6th Cruiser Squadron was initially allocated to the Grand Fleet at Scapa Flow but HMS "Good Hope" was soon employed protecting British merchant shipping in the south Atlantic.<br /> <br /> She was sunk along with HMS "Monmouth" by German armoured cruisers off the coast of Chile on 1 November 1914. Her entire complement of 900 hands was lost.