HMS Dartmouth (1911)

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Career Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Dartmouth
Builder: Vickers Limited
Laid down: 19 February 1910
Launched: 14 February 1911
Commissioned: 16 October 1911
Fate: Sold for scrapping 13 December 1930
General characteristics
Class & type: Town-class light cruiser
Displacement: 5,250 long tons (5,330 t)[1]
Length: 430 ft (130 m) (p.p.); 453 ft (138 m) (oa)[2]
Beam: 48 ft 6 in (14.78 m)
Draught: 15 ft (4.6 m)
Installed power: 22,000 shp (16,000 kW)
12 × Yarrow boilers[3]
Propulsion: 4 × Parsons geared steam turbines
4 × screws
Speed: 25 kn (46 km/h; 29 mph)
Range: 5,600 nmi (10,400 km; 6,400 mi) at 10 kn (19 km/h; 12 mph)
Capacity: Coal: 750 long tons (760 t) (normal); 1,200 long tons (1,200 t) (maximum)
Fuel oil: 260 long tons (260 t)[4]
Complement: 433
Armament: 8 × BL 6 in (152 mm) Mk XI guns
1 × QF 3 in (76 mm) 20 cwt anti-aircraft gun
4 × 3-pounder guns
4 × machine guns
2 × 21 in (530 mm) torpedo tubes[5]
Armour: Deck: 2 in (51 mm) (amidships); .75–1 in (19–25 mm) (ends)[6]
Notes: Armour is of nickel steel.[7]
For other ships of the same name, see HMS Dartmouth.

HMS Dartmouth was a Town-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy launched on 14 December 1910 from the yards of Vickers Limited. She was part of the Weymouth subgroup.

Service history[edit]

On the outbreak of the First World War, she was stationed in the East Indies and in October that year she captured the German tug Adjutant. In January 1915, Dartmouth was reassigned to the 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron of the Grand Fleet but was detached to operate in the South Atlantic in the search for the commerce raider SMS Karlsruhe. In February 1915, Dartmouth was operating off the Dardanelles in support of the allied landings at Gallipoli. In May 1915, she was reassigned to the 8th Light Cruiser Squadron at Brindisi, and took part in the Battle of the Otranto Straits on the night of 14 May. She later took part in the Battle off Durazzo (28 December-29 1915), with her sister ship Weymouth. On 15 May 1917, Dartmouth was damaged by a torpedo from the submarine UC-25.

Dartmouth was repaired and went on to survive the war. She was sold for scrapping on 13 December 1930 to Metal Industries.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ (2001) Jane's Fighting Ships of World War I, pg. 60. Random House, London. ISBN 1851703780
  2. ^ (2001) Jane's Fighting Ships of World War I, pg. 60. Random House, London. ISBN 1851703780
  3. ^ (2001) Jane's Fighting Ships of World War I, pg. 60. Random House, London. ISBN 1851703780
  4. ^ (2001) Jane's Fighting Ships of World War I, pg. 60. Random House, London. ISBN 1851703780
  5. ^ (2001) Jane's Fighting Ships of World War I, pg. 60. Random House, London. ISBN 1851703780
  6. ^ (2001) Jane's Fighting Ships of World War I, pg. 60. Random House, London. ISBN 1851703780
  7. ^ (2001) Jane's Fighting Ships of World War I, pg. 60. Random House, London. ISBN 1851703780

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