HMS Cordelia (1914)
HMS Cordelia during World War I.
|Class and type:||C-class light cruiser|
|Builder:||Pembroke Dockyard, Pembroke Dock, Wales|
|Laid down:||21 July 1913|
|Launched:||23 February 1914|
|Fate:||Sold 31 July 1923 for scrapping|
Loaded: 4,219 tons
Deep: 4,733 tons
|Length:||420 ft (130 m) (446 ft (136 m) overall)|
|Beam:||41.5 ft (12.6 m)|
|Draught:||16 ft (5 m) maximum.|
|Propulsion:||4 shaft Parsons turbines
Power: 40,000 shp
|Speed:||28.5 knots (53 km/h)|
|Range:||carried 405 tons (772 tons maximum) of fuel oil|
|Armour:||Belt: 3 to 1 in
Decks: 1 inch
World War I
Commissioned into service in the Royal Navy in January 1915, Cordelia was assigned to the 1st Light Cruiser Squadron in the Grand Fleet, and took part in the Battle of Jutland on 31 May-1 June 1916. From 1917 through the end of World War I and until April 1919, she served in the Grand Fleet 's 4th Light Cruiser Squadron.
In June 1919, Cordelia was attached to the Devonport Gunnery School; she went into the Nore Reserve soon after that. In January 1920, she recommissioned for service in the 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron in the Atlantic Fleet.
In 1921, Cordelia joined the light cruisers HMS Caledon (D53), HMS Castor, and HMS Curacoa (D41) and the destroyers HMS Vanquisher (D54), HMS Vectis (D51), HMS Venetia (D53), HMS Viceroy (D91), HMS Violent (D57), HMS Viscount (D92), HMS Winchelsea (D46), and HMS Wolfhound (D56) in a Baltic cruise, departing the United Kingdom on 31 August 1921. The ships crossed the North Sea and transited the Kaiser Wilhelm Canal to enter the Baltic, where they called at Danzig in the Free City of Danzig; Memel in the Klaipėda Region; Liepāja, Latvia; Riga, Latvia; Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm, Sweden; Copenhagen, Denmark; Gothenburg, Sweden; and Kristiania, Norway, before crossing the North Sea and ending the voyage at Port Edgar, Scotland, on 15 October 1921.
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- Gardiner, Robert, ed., Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships, 1906-1921, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1985, ISBN 0-87021-907-3, OCLC 423834653, LCCN 84-42782, p. 57, (preview of 2006 reprint).
- Naval History: HMS VANQUISHER, BALTIC CRUISE 1921
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
- Jane's Fighting Ships of World War One (1919), Jane's Publishing Company
- Ships of the Caroline class
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