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Name Official number Flag IMO
ABOUKIR    GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1902  16/05/1900  03/04/1902 
Vessel type Vessel description
Naval Cruiser  Steel Screw Steamer 2 Masts 
Builder Yard Yard no
Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd., Govan Fairfield  410 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
 /  / 12000 disp 472 ft oa  69 ft 6 in    26 ft 
Engine builder ,
Engine detail
2-shaft, 4 cyl TE, 30 Belleville boilers, coal, 21,000ihp giving 21 knots. 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Admiralty     
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
 
Vessel history
First Class Armoured Cruiser, Cressy Class. 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1914  Torpedoed 22/09/1914 
Disposal Detail
22/9/1914 she was sunk in the North Sea, 20 miles off the Dutch coast, while on patrol with her sisters, HMS Hogue and HMS Cressy. She was torpedoed by the German submarine U-9 and the other two cruisers thought she had hit a mine so stopped to assist. They were torpedoed when stationary while using their boats to save the lives of the men on the Aboukir in the infamous “Three before Breakfast” incident. Over 60 officers and 1300 men were lost.
A single torpedo had broken Aboukir’s back, and she sank within 20 minutes with the loss of 527 men
 
 

 



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