HMS Bacchante (1901)
|Class and type:||Cressy-class armoured cruiser|
|Builder:||John Brown & Company, Clydebank|
|Launched:||21 February 1901|
|Fate:||Sold for scrap 1 July 1920|
|Length:||472 ft (144 m)|
|Beam:||69.5 ft (21.2 m)|
2-shaft, 4 cylinder, triple expansion engines|
HMS Bacchante was a Cressy-class armoured cruiser launched in 1901 for the Royal Navy. Bacchante served for a while with the Mediterranean Fleet. In 1906 she was transferred to the North America and West Indies Squadron and served there until she returned to home waters.
Bacchante took part in the landing at Anzac Cove during the Battle of Gallipoli in 1915. When the infantry came under fire from Turkish artillery at Gaba Tepe, Bacchante approached close in to shore and fired directly on the gun emplacements in an attempt to silence them.
Bacchante was sold in 1920.
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: the complete record of all fighting ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham. ISBN 9781861762818. OCLC 67375475.
- HMS Bacchante (Clydebuilt Ships Database)