HMS Crescent (1892)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Crescent.
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HMS Crescent
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Crescent
Builder: Portsmouth Dockyard
Laid down: 13 October 1890
Launched: 30 March 1892
Fate: Sold for breaking up 22 September 1921
General characteristics
Class and type: Edgar-class cruiser
Displacement: 7,700 tons
Length: 387.5 ft (118.1 m)
Beam: 60.75 ft (18.52 m)
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h)
Armament: 1 x BL 9.2-inch (233.7 mm) Mk VI gun
12 x QF 6 inch guns
12 x 6 pdr guns

HMS Crescent was a first class cruiser of the Edgar class. Crescent, and her sister ship Royal Arthur, were built to a slightly modified design and are sometimes considered a separate class. She was built at Portsmouth and launched on 30 March 1892. On 11 January 1895 she was left Australia under Captain Arbuthnot.[1]

From 1899 until 1903 she was flagship of Vice-Admiral Sir Frederick Bedford, Commander-in-Chief North America and West Indies Station.[2]

She served in the First World War, and was sold on 22 September 1921 for breaking up in Germany.

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  1. ^ "Captain Arbuthnot and Officers' Farewell". The Sydney Morning Herald (Trove). 11 January 1895. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Naval and Military intelligence" The Times (London). Thursday, 21 February 1901. (36384), p. 10.


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