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HMS Hogue (1900)
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HMS Hogue
Career Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Hogue
Namesake: Battle of La Hogue
Builder: Vickers, Sons & Maxim
Launched: 13 August 1900
Fate: Sunk by U-9, 22 September 1914
General characteristics
Displacement: 12,000 long tons (12,000 t)
Length: 472 ft (144 m)
Beam: 69 ft 6 in (21.18 m)
Propulsion: 2 × triple expansion steam engines
2 × screws
Speed: 21 kn (24 mph; 39 km/h)
Armament: 2 × BL 9.2 in (230 mm) Mk X guns
12 × BL 6 in (150 mm) Mk VII guns

HMS Hogue was a Cressy-class armoured cruiser in the Royal Navy. Hogue was sunk by the German U-boat U-9 on 22 September 1914.


Hogue was built by Messrs. Vickers, Sons & Maxim and launched 19 August 1900. She arrived at Plymouth to be fitted with arms in September 1901.[1]

Service history

Launching of the HMS Hogue, August 13th 1900

In June 1906, Hogue served in the 4th Cruiser Squadron on the North America & West Indies Station under the command of Captain Arthur Y. Moggridge.

Shortly after the outbreak of the First World War in August 1914, Hogue was assigned to the 7th Cruiser Squadron, tasked with patrolling the Broad Fourteens of the North Sea, in support of a force of destroyers and submarines based at Harwich which blocked the Eastern end of the Channel from German warships attempting to attack the supply route between England and France.


Victories of U-9 on a Postcard

Hogue was sunk in action on 22 September 1914. At 07:00, about 30 minutes after the action commenced, Hogue was struck by two torpedoes from U-9 as she attempted to rescue survivors from her sister ship, Aboukir. She sank within 15 minutes.

In 1954 the British government sold the salvage rights to the ship and salvage is ongoing.[2]


  1. "Error: no |title= specified when using {{Cite web}}". 16 September 1901. 
  2. "Booty Trawl". Pressdram Ltd. 2011. p. 31. 

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