HMS Hampshire (1903)

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HMS Hampshire was one of six armoured cruisers built for the Royal Navy in the first decade of the 20th century.wikipedia
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Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

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Several days later she was sailing to Russia, carrying the Secretary of State for War, Field Marshal Lord Kitchener, when she is believed to have struck a mine laid by a German submarine on 5 June.
On 5 June 1916, Kitchener was making his way to Russia to attend negotiations, on HMS Hampshire, when it struck a German mine 1.5 mi west of the Orkney, Scotland, and sank.

Protection of Military Remains Act 1986

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Her wreck is listed under the Protection of Military Remains Act, though part was later salvaged.
HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse (the ships of Force Z) as well as HMS Hampshire were included in the designations.

Fritz Joubert Duquesne

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Fritz Joubert Duquesne, a Boer and German spy, claimed to have assumed the identity of Russian Count Boris Zakrevsky and joined Kitchener in Scotland.
He became known as "the man who killed Kitchener" since he claimed to have guided a German U-boat to sink HMS Hampshire on which Lord Kitchener was en route to Russia in 1916, although forensics of the ship do not support this claim.

Duquesne Spy Ring

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In the 1930s and '40s, he ran the Duquesne Spy Ring and was captured by the FBI along with 32 other Nazi agents in the largest espionage conviction in U.S. history.
Duquesne was also ordered to assassinate an American, Frederick Russell Burnham, Chief of Scouts for the British Army, but failed to do so. He was also known as "The man who killed Kitchener" since he claimed to have sabotaged and sunk HMS Hampshire, on which Lord Kitchener was en route to Russia in 1916.

How Kitchener Was Betrayed

The sinking of the ship and the events surrounding Kitchener's death are portrayed in the 1969 film Fraulein Doktor about a female spy, and the 1921 film How Kitchener Was Betrayed.
It was a fictional portrayal of the events leading up to the death of Herbert Kitchener on HMS Hampshire during the First World War in which the German secret service received warning of the General's activities through a German agent Elbie Böcker.

Fräulein Doktor (film)

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The sinking of the ship and the events surrounding Kitchener's death are portrayed in the 1969 film Fraulein Doktor about a female spy, and the 1921 film How Kitchener Was Betrayed.
She then helps a German U-boat to sink HMS Hampshire outside Scapa Flow with Kitchener on it, taking his life.

Lyness

They are now on view at the Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum, Lyness, Hoy, Orkney.
HMS Hampshire (lost 1916)

Armored cruiser

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HMS Hampshire was one of six armoured cruisers built for the Royal Navy in the first decade of the 20th century.

Royal Navy (disambiguation)

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HMS Hampshire was one of six armoured cruisers built for the Royal Navy in the first decade of the 20th century.

Channel Fleet

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She was assigned to the 1st Cruiser Squadron of the Channel Fleet upon completion.

Reserve fleet

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After a refit she was assigned to the reserve Third Fleet in 1909 before going to the Mediterranean Fleet in 1911.

Mediterranean Fleet

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After a refit she was assigned to the reserve Third Fleet in 1909 before going to the Mediterranean Fleet in 1911.

Commander-in-Chief, China

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She was transferred to the China Station in 1912 and remained there until the start of the First World War in August 1914.

World War I

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She was transferred to the China Station in 1912 and remained there until the start of the First World War in August 1914.

Grand Fleet

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The ship hunted for German commerce raiders until she was transferred to the Grand Fleet at the end of 1914.

7th Cruiser Squadron (United Kingdom)

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She was assigned to the 7th Cruiser Squadron upon her return home.

Battle of Jutland

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She was transferred to the 2nd Cruiser Squadron in 1916 and was present at the Battle of Jutland.

Russian Empire

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Several days later she was sailing to Russia, carrying the Secretary of State for War, Field Marshal Lord Kitchener, when she is believed to have struck a mine laid by a German submarine on 5 June.

Secretary of State for War

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Several days later she was sailing to Russia, carrying the Secretary of State for War, Field Marshal Lord Kitchener, when she is believed to have struck a mine laid by a German submarine on 5 June.

Field marshal (United Kingdom)

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Several days later she was sailing to Russia, carrying the Secretary of State for War, Field Marshal Lord Kitchener, when she is believed to have struck a mine laid by a German submarine on 5 June.

Naval mine

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Several days later she was sailing to Russia, carrying the Secretary of State for War, Field Marshal Lord Kitchener, when she is believed to have struck a mine laid by a German submarine on 5 June.

Submarine

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Several days later she was sailing to Russia, carrying the Secretary of State for War, Field Marshal Lord Kitchener, when she is believed to have struck a mine laid by a German submarine on 5 June.

Displacement (ship)

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Hampshire was designed to displace 10850 LT. The ship had an overall length of 473 ft, a beam of 68 ft and a deep draught of 24 ft. She was powered by two 4-cylinder triple-expansion steam engines, each driving one shaft, which produced a total of 21000 ihp and gave a maximum speed of 22 kn. The engines were powered by seventeen Yarrow and six cylindrical boilers.

Length overall

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Hampshire was designed to displace 10850 LT. The ship had an overall length of 473 ft, a beam of 68 ft and a deep draught of 24 ft. She was powered by two 4-cylinder triple-expansion steam engines, each driving one shaft, which produced a total of 21000 ihp and gave a maximum speed of 22 kn. The engines were powered by seventeen Yarrow and six cylindrical boilers.