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

1917-18 British Light Cruisers

(Carlisle Class - 5 Ships.)


Page 74

CAIRO (19th Nov., 1918), CALCUTTA (-, 1919), CARLISLE (9th July, 1918), CAPETOWN (28th June, 1919), COLOMBO (18th Dec., 1918).

CARLISLE (Capetown same.)

  • Displacement, 4190 tons.
  • Complement, about 330 - 350.
  • Length: p.p. 425 feet; o.a. 451.5., Beam: 43.5 feet. Draught: mean 14 feet; max. 16.33 feet.
  • Guns: 5 - 6 inch, 50 cal. (Dir. Con.) ; 2 - 3 inch A.A. ; 4 - 3 pdr. ; 2 - 2 pdr. pom-pom ; 1 M.G.
  • Torpedo Tubes (21 inch): 8 above water, in 4 double mountings.
  • Armour (H.T.): 3" Side (amidships) ; 2.25" - 1.5" Side (bow) ; 2" side (stern) ; 1" Upper decks (amids.) ; 1" Deck over rudder ; (No C.T. or tube).
  • Machinery: Turbines (all-geared), Brown-Curtis or Parsons types. Designed S.H.P. 40,000 = 29 kts. 2 screws. Boilers: - Yarrow.
  • Fuel (oil only) : normal, 300 tons ; maximum, 950 tons.

Name

Builder

Machinery

Begun

Completed

Trials:

H.P. kts.

Turbines

Cairo

Cammell Laird

Cammell Laird

Nov. 28, '17

Sep. 23, '19  

 

 

Calcutta

Vickers

Vickers

1917 ?

   

 

Carlisle

Fairfield

Fairfield

1917

Nov. 11, '18

40,930=28.45

 

Capetown

Cammell Laird

Cammell Laird

Feb. 23 '18

1919

 

 

Colombo

Fairfield

Fairfield

1917 ?

June, '19

 

 


General Notes: Emergency War Programme ships, ordered June - July, 1917, that is, after the first three units of " D Class " (Danae, Dragon. Dauntless) were ordered. In these ships, " trawler bows " were added, to remedy defects shown by Ceres and Calypso classes. Conning tower also abolished, and hangar for aeroplanes combined with chart-house. Unofficially referred to as " Repeat C Class."

To distinguish: From Danae and other D Cruisers - no 6-inch gun between foremast and first funnel. From Ceres class, by " trawler bows " and aeroplane hangar before tripod mast.

CAIRO: " Trawler bow" large forebridges. but no hangar. [Ed. note: Regret no photo available]

Ahead: 2 - 6 inch ;   Broadside: 5 - 6 inch, 4 - 21 inch tubes ;    Astern: 2 - 6 inch

Source: As extracted from Jane's Fighting Ships © for 1919 - Page 74

© Jane's Information Group

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