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CALLIOPE

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Light cruiser

Nickname

Ship Class

C class

Grouping

4th Light Cruiser Squadron, leader Calliope (Le Mesurier)

Command

Grand Fleet

Builder's Yard

Chatham Dockyard

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

01.01.1914

Launch Date

17.12.1914

Completed date

Commission date

Year laid down

1914

Year launched

114

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

Public Domain. Photographer not identified - This is photograph SP 1375 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums (collection no. 1900-01)

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Eventual Fate

Jutland result

Hit numerous times by SMS Kaiser and SMS Markgraf

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Commodore Charles E. Le Mesurier

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

324

Officers

Ratings

Killed

10

Wounded

29

Prisoners

39

Displacement full Load (tons)

3,750

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

446'

Length (mtrs)

136

Beam (ft)

41' 6"

Beam (mtrs)

12.6

Draught (ft)

14' 6"

Draught (mtrs)

4.4

Max. Speed (knots)

28.5

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Propulsion

Four shafts powered by two Parsons turbines and eight Yarrow boilers rated at 37,500 shp.

Armour Main Belt

4" midships (100 mm)

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" L/40 Mk XIII guns,

Guns (No.barrels) 2

4

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

QF 3" 20 cwt AA gun, one machine gun

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

533 mm

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

4 more tubes added in 1919

References & sources