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CASTOR

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Light Cruiser

Nickname

Ship Class

C class

Grouping

11th Destroyer Flotilla

Command

Builder's Yard

Cammel Laird

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

28.10.1914

Launch Date

28.07.1915

Completed date

Commission date

Year laid down

Year launched

Year completed

1915 (Nov)

Commission Year

1915 (Nov)

Pennant No

Photo Details

Public Domain. Oscar Parkes - This is photograph SP 2750 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums (collection no. 1900-01)

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Sister ships

Eventual Fate

Sold 1936 for scrap

Jutland result

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Commodore (F) James R. P. Hawksley, M.V.O.

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

323

Officers

Ratings

Killed

13

Wounded

26

Prisoners

39

Displacement full Load (tons)

3,6750

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

446'

Length (mtrs)

136

Beam (ft)

41' 6"

Beam (mtrs)

12.6

Draught (ft)

15'

Draught (mtrs)

4.6

Max. Speed (knots)

28.5

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

841tons max fuel oil

Propulsion

Fur shaft, 2 Parsons steam turbines run off 8 oil fired Yarrow boilers. Rated at 40,000 shp

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" (152.4 mm) Mk XII guns

Guns (No.barrels) 2

4

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

One QF 4" (101.6 mm) Mk V gun, one 3 pdr, two QF 2 pdr 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

4

Torpedo Type MM

533 mm

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

References & sources