Monday, 17 April 2017

British submarine depot ship HMS Cyclops according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1937 no. 7

An item referred to the magazine U.S.R. dated 4 November 1937 reporting that the British 11.800 tons ship HMS Cyclops was to be stationed at Arzeu, Algeria and to serve as a mother ship for the RAF squadrons 209 and 210 sea scouts active in the Mediterranean.(1

1. Laid down by Sir James Laing&Son, Sunderland, United Kingdom as the passenger ship Indrabah, still under construction purchased by the British Royal Navy, launched on 27 October 1905, commissioned as repair ship on 5 November 1907, laid up in reserve since 31 January 1920, converted into a submarine depot ship, decommissioned on 21 December 1922, still submarine depot ship in 1939 and broken up in 1947. Displacement 11.500 tons.