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CAROLINE

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Light cruiser

Nickname

Ship Class

C-class light cruiser

Grouping

4th Light Cruiser Squadron, Calliope (leader under the command of Commodore Le Mesurier)

Command

Grand Fleet

Builder's Yard

Cammel Laird, Birkenhead

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

28.01.1914

Launch Date

29.09.1914

Completed date

Commission date

04.12.1914

Year laid down

Year launched

1914

Year completed

1914 (Dec)

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

A much later version of Caroline after the war. On the visit of King George VI, Headquarters Ulster Division RNVR 1937

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Eventual Fate

The only suruving ship form Jutland, now berthed behind the Titanic in Belfast.

Jutland result

Caroline and her sister ship Royalist (used by JRJ to shuttle him to the Grand Fleet) were probably the last two ships to have active engagement with the German fleet while daylight remained.

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Captain H. Ralph Crooke

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

Officers

Ratings

Killed

2

Wounded

Prisoners

2

Displacement full Load (tons)

4,219 tons

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

420'

Length (mtrs)

128

Beam (ft)

41' 6"

Beam (mtrs)

12.6

Draught (ft)

16'

Draught (mtrs)

5

Max. Speed (knots)

28.5

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

772 tons max of fuel oil

Propulsion

4 shaft Parsons turbines, giving 40,000 shp

Armour Main Belt

1" - 3"

Deck Armour

1"

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 XII single mount guns (152.4 mm)

Guns (No.barrels) 2

2

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

Eight QF 4 in (102 mm) /45 Mk V guns, One 6 pdr

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

4

Torpedo Type MM

533 mm

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

References & sources