HOGUE STREET - Walney Island

See also: Vickerstown

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Named after HMS Hogue an 'Armoured Cruiser' built by local shipbuilders Vickers Ltd. HMS Hogue had spent two years out on the China Station, and then two years in North American waters. At the beginning of World War I, she was assigned to the Grand Fleet's Third Cruiser Squadron. On the morning of September 22, 1914, Hogue was on patrol with two of the three other ships off the Dutch coast about 20 miles north of the Hook of Holland. Following HMS Aboukir being struck by enemy torpedo her captain ordered HMS Hogue and HMS Cressy to retrieve any survivors. As HMS Hogue approached the stricken vessel she herself was struck by two torpedoes, capsizing and sinking in under 10 minutes, with the loss of 327 lives.

 

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