HMS Cochrane (1905)

Cochrane, c.1914. Photo by Symonds & Co, in the collections of the Imperial War Museums.

Ship Class
Ship Type
Laid Down
1904
Launched
1905
Commissioned
1907
Decommissioned
1918
AD/BC
AD
History

The Warrior-class armored cruiser HMS Cochrane was laid down in 1904, and commissioned 18 February, 1907. She was assigned to the 5th Cruiser Squadron with the Home Fleet, but transferred to the 2nd Cruiser Squadron in 1909. Cochrane served as an escort for the Royal Yacht Medina during a 1911-12 tour, and she was deployed to the Shetland Islands shortly before the start of World War I. While she was assigned to the Grand Fleet, Cochrane saw little action, and was present at the Battle of Jutland, but did not engage at all. In 1917, Cochrane was stationed in North America, but was redeployed for the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War in 1918. She was run aground by the local pilot in the Mersey Estuary on 14 November, 1918, and her hull broke in two before she could be salvaged. Cochrane was scrapped in situ the following year.