HMS Edgar (1890)

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HMS Edgar
Career Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Edgar
Builder: Devonport Dockyard
Laid down: 3 June 1889
Launched: 24 November 1890
Fate: Sold for breaking up 9 May 1921
General characteristics
Displacement: 7,350 tons
Length: 387.5 ft (118.1 m)
Beam: 60 ft (18 m)

2 x BL 9.2-inch (233.7 mm) Mk VI guns
10 x QF 6-inch (152.4 mm) guns

12 x 6pdr guns

HMS Edgar was a first class cruiser, and lead ship of the Edgar class. She was built at Devonport and launched on 24 November 1890. She served in the First World War in the Gallipoli Campaign, along with her sisters Endymion, Grafton and Theseus.

Edgar was damaged in an attack by the Austro-Hungarian submarine SM U-29 on 4 April 1918 near position 35°06′N 14°24′E / 35.1°N 14.4°E / 35.1; 14.4.[1] Edgar was sold on 9 May 1921. She arrived at Morecambe on 24 April 1923 for breaking up.


  1. Helgason, Guðmundur. "Ships hit during WWI: Edgar". U-Boat War in World War I. Retrieved 11 November 2008. 


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