HMS Royalist (1915)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Royalist.
HMS Royalist aerial view WWI.jpg
Aerial photograph during World War I
Class and type: Arethusa class light cruiser
Name: HMS Royalist
Builder: William Beardmore and Company
Laid down: 3 June 1913
Launched: 14 January 1915
Commissioned: March 1915
Fate: Sold for scrapping 24 August 1922
General characteristics
Displacement: 3,500 tons
Length: 436 ft (133 m) Overall
Beam: 39 ft (12 m)
Draught: 13.5 ft (4.1 m)
Propulsion: Parsons turbines
Eight Yarrow boilers
40,000 hp
Speed: 28.5 knots (53 km/h)
Range: carried 482 tons (810 tons maximum) of fuel oil
Complement: 318
Armament: 3 × BL 6-inch (152.4 mm) Mk XII guns

4 × QF 4-inch (101.6 mm) Mk V guns
2 × 3 inch guns

8 × 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes
Armour: 3 inch side (amidships)
2¼-1½ inch side (bows)
2½ - 2 inch side (stern)
1 inch upper decks (amidships)
1 inch deck over rudder
6 inch conning tower

HMS Royalist was an Arethusa-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy launched on 14 January 1915 at William Beardmore and Company's shipyard.

On being commissioned, she was assigned to the 4th Light Cruiser Squadron of the Grand Fleet, and on 31 May to 1 June 1916 Royalist took part in the Battle of Jutland. She survived the battle and in February 1917 was reassigned to the 1st Light Cruiser Squadron of the Grand Fleet. She survived to the end of the First World War, and was sold for scrapping on 24 August 1922 to Cashmore, of Newport.