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HMS Challenger

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Media TitleHMS Challenger
Media NotesHMS Challenger was the nameship of the Challenger class of second class cruisers. She spent most of the First World War on the African stations, taking part in the invasion of the Cameroons and the East Africa campaign. At the start of the war she was part of the 9th Cruiser Squadron, based at Portland. Her duty was to guard against minelayers at the entrance to the Bristol Channel, and also to seize German shipping. During this period she captured the German steamer Ulla Boog, bringing a cargo of pit props from Archangel to South Wales.

In mid-August she was transferred to Admiral de Robeck
Owner/SourceRickard, J (12 November 2007), HMS Challenger , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_HMS_Challenger.html
DateAdded 05 May 2008
Linked toJames Arthur Cox

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