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BIRMINGHAM

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Light Cruiser

Nickname

Ship Class

Birmingham Class (Town class)

Grouping

2nd Light Cruiser Squadron, leader Southampton (Goodenough)

Command

Battle-Cruiser Fleet

Builder's Yard

Armstrong Whitworth, Elswick

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

10.06.1912

Launch Date

07.05.1913

Completed date

Commission date

Year laid down

Year launched

Year completed

Commission Year

1914 (Feb)

Pennant No

Photo Details

Public Domain. Photographer not identified - This is photograph SP 1812 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums (collection no. 1900-01)

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Sister ships

Eventual Fate

Sold for scrap 1933

Jutland result

Heavy damage sustained during the night fighting at Jutland.

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Captain Arthur A. M. Dull

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

433

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

5,530

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

457'

Length (mtrs)

193.3

Beam (ft)

50

Beam (mtrs)

15.2

Draught (ft)

15' 9"

Draught (mtrs)

4.8

Max. Speed (knots)

25.5

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Coal. 1,051 tons plus 213 tons oil

Propulsion

4 shafts, powered by four Parsons steam turbines and 12 Yarrow boilers.

Armour Main Belt

Deck Armour

Turret Armour IN CM

Conning Tower Armour

Barbette Armour

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

No. Primary Turrets

Guns (No.barrels)

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

BL 6" (152 mm) Mk XII guns

Guns (No.barrels) 2

9

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

One 3" (76 mm) AA gun, Four Single 47 mm (1.9”) 3-pdr guns and two machine guns

Elevation (degrees)

Gunnery Range (yards)

Gunnery Range (metres)

Rate of Fire (rds per minute)

Shells expended Main

Mines dropped

Shells expended Secondary

Torpedoes fired

Gunnery Notes

Torpedo Type IN

21"

No. tubes

2

Torpedo Type MM

530 mm

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

References & sources