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HMS Hogue was a Cressy-class armoured cruiser in the Royal Navy. Hogue was sunk by the German U-boat U-9 on 22 September 1914.

Service history

In June 1906 Hogue served in the 4th Cruiser Squadron on the North America & West Indies Station under the command of Captain Arthur Y. Moggridge.

Shortly after the outbreak of the First World War in August 1914, Hogue was assigned to the 7th Cruiser Squadron, tasked with patrolling the Broad Fourteensmarker of the North Seamarker, in support of a force of destroyers and submarines based at Harwich which blocked the Eastern end of the Channelmarker from German warships attempting to attack the supply route between England and France.


Victories of U-9 on a Postcard
Hogue was sunk in action on 22 September 1914. At 7am, about half an hour after the action commenced, Hogue was struck by two torpedoes from U-9 as she attempted to rescue survivors from her sister ship, Aboukir. She sank within 15 minutes.


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