HMS Yarmouth (1911)
|Class and type:||Town-class light cruiser|
|Builder:||London & Glasgow Co.|
|Laid down:||27 January 1910|
|Launched:||12 April 1911|
|Fate:||Sold for scrapping 2 July 1929|
|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
|Armour:||2 inch deck amidships
1 inch - ¾ inch deck ends
On the outbreak of war, Yarmouth was on the China Station, and later in 1914, she was involved in the hunt for the German commerce raider SMS Emden. In October that year she captured two German colliers. She returned to home waters in December 1914 and was assigned to the 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron of the Grand Fleet, and in February 1915 to 3rd Light Cruiser Squadron. Whilst serving with this squadron, she took part in the Battle of Jutland on 31 May-1 June 1916.
On 28 June 1917, Royal Naval Air Service Flight Commander F. J. Rutland took off in a Sopwith Pup from a flying-off platform mounted on the roof of one of Yarmouth's gun turrets, the first such successful launch of an aircraft in history.
Yarmouth was sold for scrapping on 2 July 1929 to the Alloa South Breaking Company, of Rosyth.
- Sturtivant, Ray, British Naval Aviation: The Fleet Air Arm, 1917-1990, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1990, ISBN 0-87021-026-2, p. 215.
- 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