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"E" Class
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Cambrian (Later)
Ex Greek Navy
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Caroline Class
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Adventure
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Highflyer
Astrĉa
Fox
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Talbot Class
Apollo Class
 
As extracted from Jane's Fighting Ships © for 1919

1916 British Light Cruisers

Caledon Class - 3 Ships


Page 78

CALEDON (25th Nov., 1916), CALYPSO (24th Jan., 1917), CARADOC (23rd Dec., 1916).

CALYPSO.                    Photo, by courtesy of Messrs. Hawthorn Leslie & Co. (Builders).

  • Displacement, 4120 tons.
  • Complement, 344.
  • Length: p.p. 425 feet o.a. 450 feet. ; Beam, 42.75 feet. ; Draught: max 16.25 Mean 14.25 feet.
  • Guns: 5 - 6 inch, 50 cal. (Dir. Con.); 2 - 3 inch. AA.; 4 - 3 pdr.; 1 M.G.
  • Torpedo tube (21 inch): 8 above water, in 4 double mountings
  • Armour (H.T.): 3" Side (amidships); 2.25" - 1.25" Side (bow); 2.5" - 2" Side (stern); 1" Upper deck (amids.); 1" Deck over rudder.; (Harvey or Hadfield); 4" Tube Probably removed; 6" C.T. Probably removed
  • Machinery: Turbines (all-geared), Parsons. 2 screws. Designed S.H.P. 40,000 = 29 kts. Boilers: 8 Yarrow. Fuel (oil only) : normal, 300 tons; maximum, 935 tons.

Gunnery Notes. -Mark of 6-inch gun introduced in this class and mounted in later Light Cruisers has about 40° elevation.

Name  Builder Machinery Begun Completed Trials:
H.P. Kts.
Caledon Cammell Laird Cammell Laird Mar 17, '16 Mar '17 47,887 = -
Calypso Hawthorn Leslie Hawthorn Leslie Feb. 7, '16 June 21,'17 43,312 = -
Caradoc Scott S.B. Co. Scotts Feb.,? '16 June, '17 41,196 = -

General Notes.-Emergency War Programme. Were known as " Tyrwhitt's Dreadnoughts." as they were units of Harwich Force, under Vice-Admiral Sir Reginald Tyrwhitt. When new, they could make 29-30 kts. Are very wet forward, the fo'xle 6-inch being almost unfightable in a head sea. Cassandra, of this class, built by Messrs. Vickers Ltd., lost in Baltic by mine, soon after Armistice was signed.

Ahead 14 - 6 in. ;    Broadside : 5 - 6 in., 4 - 21 in. tubes.    ; 2 - 6 in.

To distinguish:
Caledon class from                                                                   Centaur class
1. Three yards on foremast. 1. Two yards on foremast.
2. AA. guns abeam between funnels. 2. AA. guns on centre line before and abaft S.L. tower.
3. Deck tubes. 3. Tubes submerged.
4. Raking stem. 4. "Yacht" stems.
Note:-Searchlight bridge before forefunnel not fitted in Caledon. Note: S.L. bridge before forefunnel not fitted in Centaur.

Source: As extracted from Jane's Fighting Ships © for 1919 - Page 78

© Jane's Information Group

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