C9

 

Type:
'C' Class

Group One
Pennant No.:
I.39

Laid Down:
30th January 1906.
Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness.

Commissioned:
18th June 1907.
Lt. C.S. Benning.

Commander:
1908
Lt. C.S. Benning.
1911
Lt. G.H. Pownall.
Feb. 1913
Lt. C.S. Benning.
Sept. 1913 - Sept. 1914
Lt.Cdr. J.R.G. Moncreiffe.
Sept. 1914
Lt. C.L.Y. Dering.

Complement:
16
2 Officers, 14 Ratings

Service Career:
June 1907 - 1910
HMS Thames, Nore Command Flotilla.
1910 - 1912
HMS Thames, 3rd Section, Nore.
1912 - Aug. 1914
6th Flotilla, HMS Bonaventure, Harwich.
Aug. - Nov. 1914
6th Flotilla, HMS Bonaventure, Grimsby.
Nov. 1914 - Sept. 1916
6th Flotilla, HMS Bonaventure, Tyne.
Sept. 1916 - Apr. 1917
2nd Flotilla, HMS Bonaventure, Tyne.
Apr. 1917 - Aug. 1918
3rd Flotilla, HMS Hebe, Immingham.

Fate:
It is believed that due to C9's actions the bombardment of Hartlepool by the German battle-cruisers Seydlitz, Moltke and Bl├╝cher on 16th December 1914 was brought to an aburpt end when they thought that C9 was in a position to attack them having forced her way out of the port.

During this raid there were 86 people killed and 424 wounded.

Sold July 1922 and scrapped at Dover..