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Type: Cruiser ; Armament 4 x 9.2 " ; 10 x 7.5 " ; 16 x 12 pdr
Launched : 1908 ; Disposal date or year : 1920
BM: tons ; Displacement: 14600 tons
Machinery notes: 27,000 ND
1909-10 1st Cruiser Squadron
26 May 1912 Recommissioned at Colombo. Flag Ship for Commander in Chief, China Station;
26 Jul 1914 returned to Wei-Hai-Wei from a cruise in northern waters - see p. 312 www.naval-review.org/issues/1915-2.pdf.
6 Aug 1914 sailed from Hong-Kong - see p. 313 www.naval-review.org/issues/1915-2.pdf. When clear of the land the Minotaur, Hampshire, and Newcastle parted company from the squadron and turning eastward to intercept the Emden
10 Aug 1914 bombardment of Yap
17 Aug 1914 returned to Hong-Kong.
Circa 22 Aug 1914 following the entry of Japan into the war was joined by the Ibuki and Chikuma, and searched the coasts of Java and Sumatra for any signs of the enemy.
13 Sep 1914 arrived Singapore to refuel etc.
15-16 Sep 1914 sailed in search of the Emden, reputedly in the Bay of Bengal.
By the 29 Nov 1914 had arrived at Simonstown - see p. 642 www.naval-review.org/issues/1915-4.pdf.
7 Dec 1914 Minotaur (now flying flag of C-in-C Cape Station) proceeded from Simonstown with the Albion, Weymouth, Hyacinth and Astraea to Table Bay and from thence to Luderitz Bay - see p. 608 www.naval-review.org/issues/1915-4.pdf.
10 Dec 1914 departed Luderitz Bay in a nor'-westerly direction.