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Type: Light Cruiser ; Armament 2 x 6" (M. XI) ; 10 x 4" (M VIII) ; 4 x 3 pdr ; 2 x 18 " TT
Launched : Oct 1909 ; Disposal date or year : 1921
Displacement: 4800 tons
Propulsion: 4 screws Complement: 411
Machinery notes: Machinery: Turbine, Parsons in all, 4 screws; except Curtis in Bristol, 2 screws. Boilers: 12 Yarrow, small tube. Designed H.P. 22,000 = 25 kts. Coal: normal 600 tons; maximum 1353 tons + 260 tons oil. ; Speed ; 25 knots ;
Oct 1910 commissioned. Paid her first visit to her adopted city in January 1911. A notorious gift of a pugnacious bull terrier by the name of Bounce was presented to the ship.
30 Jan 1913 Re-commissioned at Devonport
Jul 1914, at Alexandria having completed a cruise which included visits to Phalerum Bay (Athens), Marmarice, Larnaka, Alexandretta, Beirut, etc.
28 Jul 1914 sailed for Malta - 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.
4 Aug 1914 search for Goeben - see p. 114-> www.naval-review.org/issues/1919-1.pdf.
7 Aug 1914 was sent to intercept the Breslau, a German light cruiser, and the Goeben, a battle cruiser.
At the end of 1914 transferred to the Grand Fleet where she remained for the rest of the war and was at the Battle of Jutland.