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

British Light Cruisers

Chatham Class-earlier Ships


Page 85

SOUTHAMPTON (May, 1912), DUBLIN (April, 1912), CHATHAM (Nov., 1911).

  • Displacement, 5400 tons.
  • Complement, 429-440.
  • Length (p.p.), 430 feet. Beam, 49' 10". Mean draught, 15.75 feet. Max draught 17' 8", Length over all, 457 feet.
  • Guns: 8 - 6 inch (M XI), ; 1 - 3 inch anti-aircraft ; 4 - 3 pdr. ; 4 or 2 machine (1 landing).
  • Torpedo tubes (21 inch): 2 submerged
  • Armour (Nickel and H.T.): 3" Side (amidships) ; 1.5" Side (forward) ; 1.75" Side (aft) (C.T. removed).
  • Machinery: Curtis turbine in Southampton, 2 screws; others Parsons, 4 screws. Boilers: Yarrow. Designed H.P. 25,000=25.5 kts.
  • Coal: normal 750 tons; maximum 1240 tons + 260 tons oil.
Name Builder Machinery Laid down Completed Trials Boilers Best Recent speed
4/5 power Full power.
Southampton Clydebank Clydebank Apr. '11  Feb. '13  23,607= 26,006=26.5 1 Yarrow in all 24

Dublin

Beardmore

Beardmore Apr. '11 Mar. '13 22,606= 26,041=25.7

Chatham

Chatham

Thames I.W. Jan. '11 Dec. '12 23.127= 25,901=25.7


Ahead 3 - 6 inch ;     Broadside 5 - 6inch, 1 - 21 inch tube ;     Astern: 3 - 6 inch

Belong to 1910 Estimates. Average cost £334,053. Tripod masts fitted to all. Australian Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide are similar ships.

Source: As extracted from Jane's Fighting Ships © for 1919 - Page 85

© Jane's Information Group

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