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H.M.S. Aboukir was a Cressy Class cruiser of the Royal Navy. Displacement of 12,000 tons. Armament: two 9.2 ins guns (bow & stern), twelve 6 ins quick-firers in a central battery and many more small quick-firers and machine guns. Speed: 21 knots. Launched 16th May 1900. HMS Aboukir, along with HMS Cressy and HMS Hogue, were all torpedoed by the German U-boat U9 on 22nd September 1914.

Captain CJG Sawle & crew

Memorial cards were distributed for the men who died on HMS Aboukir. The image above and left were kindly supplied by Kevin Meehan. The image above is the front of the card to his GG Uncle William Meehan and the image to the left is the reverse of the card.

William MEEHAN, Chief Engine Room Artificer 124820, H.M.S. "Aboukir", Royal Navy. Lost 22nd September 1914. Aged 53. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Son of Gladwin and Margaret Meehan, of Dublin; husband of the late Mrs. W. Meehan. Awarded Egyptian Medal and Khedive's Bronze Star. He served on a gun boat that sailed up the Nile for the relief of Khartoum. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 3.

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