Monday, 3 July 2017

England returning dreadnought HMS Canada to Chile according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 28 April 1920

An item referred to a radio message that the British dreadnought Canada was handed over to Chile.(1) She was one of the two battleships built for Chilean account in England but at the outbreak of the First World War taken over by England. Instead of returning the second dreadnought (2) received Chile a material compensation consisting of 3-1.800 tons destroyers and a transport.

1. The Almirante Latorre. Part of the Almirante Latorre-class. Laid down at Armstrong-Whitworth, Elswick 27 November 1911, commissioned in British naval service 15 October 1915 and decommissioned in March 1919.
2. Part of the Almirante Latorre-class. The Almirante Cochrane which became the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle.