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HMS Argyll was built by Scotts of Greenock in 1904 as a 450-foot armoured cruiser of the Devonshire class with four 7-inch and six 6-inch guns, a displacement of 10,850 tons and twenty-one190 horsepower engines producing 22.4 knots through twin screws. Argyll carried 650 men and served with the 1st Cruiser Squadron in the Atlantic in 1906/7, in the Channel between 1907 and 1909, with the 5th Cruiser Squadron in the Atlantic in 1909 and 1912 and at the outbreak of war, HMS Argyll was in the 3rd cruiser Squadron with the Grand Fleet at Scapa Flow. HMS Argyll patrolled in the Shetlands area and captured a German merchantman on 6 August 1914, and in November 1914 was redeployed to Rosyth as an anti-invasion and anti-raiding force. On 24 November 1914, HMS Argyll took part in an aborted raid on Helgioland and Cuxhaven, and after patrolled the north east coast of Scotland. During one of these patrols on the night of 28 October 1915 HMS Argyll ran aground on Bell Rock whose light had been extinguished by order of the Admiralty. There were no fatalities, but the ship was wrecked and only the 6-inch guns were salvaged.
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List of those who served on HMS Argyll during The Great War
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