HMS Weymouth (1910)
HMS Weymouth in 1912
|Class and type:||Town-class light cruiser|
|Laid down:||19 January 1910|
|Launched:||18 November 1910|
|Fate:||Sold for scrapping 2 October 1928|
|Length:||453 ft (138 m) Overall|
|Beam:||48.5 ft (14.8 m)|
|Draught:||15 ft (4.6 m)|
Twelve Yarrow boilers
|Speed:||25 knots (46 km/h)|
|Range:||carried 750 tons (1290 tons maximum) coal
260 tons fuel oil
5,600 nautical miles at 10 knots
|Armament:||8 × BL 6-inch (152.4 mm) Mk XI guns
1 × 3 inch AA gun
|Armour:||2 inch deck amidships
1 inch - ¾ inch deck ends
|Notes:||Battle of Durazzo (1918)|
She served in the First World War, initially as part of the 2nd Light Cruiser squadron in the Mediterranean. In August 1914 Weymouth was detached to sail into the Indian Ocean to hunt for the German cruiser SMS Emden, which was raiding allied shipping in the area. In February 1915 she was operating off the East African coast as part of operations against another commerce raider, the SMS Königsberg, eventually trapping her in the Rufiji River until she could be sunk.
Weymouth returned to the Mediterranean, and in December 1915 was operating in the Adriatic. Whilst here she was involved in the First Battle of Durazzo on 28 December-29. In 1916 she returned to home waters and was assigned to the 6th Light Cruiser Squadron of the Grand Fleet. In 1917 she was reassigned to the Mediterranean as part of the 8th Cruiser Squadron operating out of Brindisi. While serving at the Second Battle of Durazzo, she was damaged by a torpedo from the Austro-Hungarian submarine SM U-31 on 2 October 1918. She was repaired and survived the war. She was sold on 2 October 1928 to Hughes Bolckow, of Blyth.
- 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 Weymouth group