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CRUISERS

ACTIVE scout cruisers (1911-1913)

Active 1911

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Active A2, 01, N06 245 Pembroke DYd 27/7/1910 14/3/1911 12/1911 sold for BU 4/1920
Amphion   246 Pembroke DYd 15/3/1911 4/12/1911 3/1913 sunk 6/8/1914
Fearless 46, 64, 27 247 Pembroke DYd 15/11/1911 12/6/1912 10/1913 sold for BU 11/1921

 

Displacement normal, t

3440

Displacement full, t

4000

Length, m

123.8

Breadth, m

12.6

Draught, m

4.70 max

No of shafts

4

Machinery

4 Parsons steam turbines, 12 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

18000

Max speed, kts

25

Fuel, t

coal 780 + oil 190

Endurance, nm(kts) 2000(14)
Armour, mm

deck: 25, CT: 102

Armament

10 x 1 - 102/50 BL Mk VII, 4 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

321 - 325

Ship project history: In the third group of 'scouts' (the first two were ordered under the 1910 Programme and Fearless under 1911 Programme) there was little change from the previous class, except to thicken the shell plating amidships as partial protection against light gunfire, but even this modest improvement was insufficient to fit them for work with the Fleet. They could easily be distinguished from the earlier ships by their 'plough' bow.
Ship protection: Main deck had 25mm flat part and 25mm slopes and covered machinery only.

Modernizations: 1916, Active: + 1 x 1 - 76/45 20cwt QF Mk I

1918, Active: - 2 x 1 - 102/50

1918, Fearless: - 2 x 1 - 102/50; + 1 x 1 - 76/45 20cwt QF Mk I

Naval service: Amphion 6/8/1914 ran into a minefield laid by German auxiliary minelayer Königin Luise and sunk.

Active 1915

Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-09