Index
Cruisers
Courageous Class
Devonshire Class
& earlier cruisers

Light Cruisers
"E" Class
Carlisle Cl
"D" Class
Ceres Class
Imp Birmingham
Caledon Class
Centaur Class
Cambrian (Later)
Ex Greek Navy
Cambrian (Earlier)
Caroline Class
Arethusa Class
Chatham (Later)
Chatham (Earlier)
Weymouth Class
Bristol or Town
Blanche
Fearless
Boadicea Type
Sentinel Type
Adventure
Foresight
Highflyer
Astrĉa
Fox
Topaze Class
Talbot Class
Apollo Class
 
As extracted from Jane's Fighting Ships © for 1919

2 British Light Cruisers

(Chatham Class-later Ships.)

Page 84

BIRMINGHAM (May, 1913), LOWESTOFT (April, 1913).

BIRMINGHAM                    Photo B.H. Pidcock

  • Displacement, 5440 tons.
  • Complement, 433.
  • Length (p.p.) 430 Feet. Beam 49' 10" Mean draught, 15.75 feet. Max Draught 17.5 feet. Length over all, 457 feet.
  • Guns: 9 - 6 inch (Dir. Con.) ; 1 - 3 inch anti-aircraft ; 4 - 3 pdr.; 2 machine
  • Torpedo tubes (21 inch): 2 submerged
  • Armour : 2" Deck on slopes ; 3" Side (amidships)
  • C.T. may have been replaced aeroplane platform.
  • Machinery: Parsons turbine. Boilers: 12 Yarrow. Designed H.P. 25,000 = 25.5 kts.
  • Coal: normal ______tons ; maximum, 1165 tons + 235 tons oil = 4680 miles at 10 kts.
Name Builder Machinery Laid down Completed Trials:
Full power.
Boilers Best recent speed
Birmingham Elswick Hawthorn June '12 Jan. '14 26,519=25.5 Yarrow 23
Lowestoft Chatham Y. Fairfield July, '12 Apr. '14 26,350=25.6  Yarrow 24

Belong to 1911 Estimates. Average cost of above two ships £356,768. Nottingham of this class sunk in the War.

Following Notes also for Southampton Dublin and Chatham (next page):

Armour Notes.- Vertical side plating from 2 ft. 7 in. below w.l. to (a) upper deck amidships, (b) 3 ft. below upper deck fore and aft. Armour is really 2" nickel amidships, 1" forward and aft, but side plating is added for total thicknesses given.

Machinery Notes.- Impulse reaction turbine., viz. on each shaft, one ahead impulse turbine plus an ahead reaction turbine, an impulse astern turbine and an astern reaction turbine.


Ahead 2 to 4 - 6 in. ;     Broadside 5 - 6in. 1 - 21 in. tube ;     Astern: 3 to 5 - 6 in.

Source: As extracted from Jane's Fighting Ships © for 1919 - Page 84

© Jane's Information Group

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