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

1916 British Light Cruisers

(Ceres Class - 5 Ships.)


Page 76

CARDIFF (ex Caprice, 12th May, 1917), CERES (24th March, 1917), COVENTRY (ex Corsair, 6th July, 1917), CURACOA (5th May, 1917), CURLEW (5th July, 1917).

CURLEW.                    Photo, Seward, Weymouth.

  • Displacement, 4190 tons.
  • Complement, 327.
  • Length p.p. 425, o.a. 450 feet; Beam, 43.5 feet. Draught, mean 14 feet. max. 16.25 feet.
  • Guns: 5 - 6 inch, 50 cal. (Dir. Con.) ; 2 - 3 inch A.A. ; 4 - 3 pdr. ; 1 M.G.
  • Torpedo Tubes (21 inch): 8 above water in 4 double mountings.
  • Armour (H.T.): 3" Side (amidships) ; 2.5" - 1.5" Side (bow) ; 2" side (stern) ; 1" Upper decks (amids.) ; 1" Deck over rudder. (Harvey or Hadfield) ; 3" C.T. ; __ Tube
  • Machinery: Turbines (all-geared), see Table. 2 screws in all. Designed S.H.P. 40,000 = 29 kts. Boilers: Yarrow.
  • Fuel (oil only): 300 tons, normal: maximum, 950 tons.

COVENTRY                    Photo, Messrs. Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson Builders.

Name

Builder

Machinery

Begun

Completed

Trials
H.P.    kts.

Turbines

Cardiff

Fairfield

Fairfield

July, 1916 

July, 1917 

41,450=28.96   

B.-Curt is A.G. 

Ceres

Clydebank

Clydebank

Apr. 26, '16

June, 1917

39,425 = 29.1

B.-Curtis A.G..

Coventry

Swan Hunter

Wallsend

Aug., 1916     

Feb., 1918

39,967 =

B.-Curtis A.G.

Curacoa

Pembroke D.Y.

Harland & Wolff

July, 1916

Feb., 1918

40,428 =

B.-Curtis A.G.

Curlew

Vickers

Vickers

Aug., 1916

Dec., 1917

40,240 = 28.07

Parsons A.G.     


General Notes: All Emergency War Programme ships, ordered April, 1916. Very wet forward, to remedy which defect the later Carlisle and Dragon classes were given " trawler " bows.

To distinguish From Dragon and " D " Cruisers: No 6 inch between foremast and first funnel. The same point separates this class from the Caledon class.

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 76

© Jane's Information Group

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