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Type: Cruiser ; Armament 4 x 9.2 in. XI, 50 cal.; 10 x 7.5 in., 11, 50 cal.; 16 x 12 pdr., etc.
Launched : Apr 1907 ; Disposal date or year : 31 May 1916
Disposal Details : Blown up by gunfire of German Battle Fleet during Battle of Jutland
Displacement: 14600 tons
Propulsion: Two screws Complement: 755-850
Machinery notes: 27,000 ND ; Speed ; 23 knots ;
9 Feb 1909 to 31 Dec 1913 including time during 1909 with the Home Fleet and 1910-12 China Station
1 Jan 1914 Refit
30 Jul 1914 rejoined Mediterranean squadron on the morning - see p. 460 www.naval-review.org/issues/1915-3.pdf.
3 Aug 1914 0615. Altered course to north-westerly, for Straits of Messina - see p. 514 www.naval-review.org/issues/1919-4.pdf.
25 Aug 1914 Re-commissions
Aug 1914 Mediterranean Station. Flag Ship of Rear Admiral Commanding First Cruiser Squadron, Mediterranean Fleet.
Follows German ships Goeben and Breslau to Constantinople
She was then deployed to the South Atlantic to support Rear Admiral Cradock, but would have arrived too late for the Battle of Coronel, and was recalled.
10 Nov 1914 at Monte Video - see www.naval-review.org/issues/1915-2.pdf. .
12 Nov 1914 sailed for Abrolhos Rocks, arriving on the 16th.
26 Nov 1914 sent to St Helena to join the Cape Station.
7 Dec 1914 proceeded to Luderitz Bay with the Minotaur (now flying flag of C-in-C Cape Station), Albion, Weymouth, Hyacinth and Astraea - see p. 608 www.naval-review.org/issues/1915-4.pdf.
10 Dec 1914 departed Luderitz Bay in a nor'-westerly direction.