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CHAMPION

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Light Cruiser

Nickname

Ship Class

C-class (Calliope group)

Grouping

13th Destroyer Flotilla

Command

Builder's Yard

Hawthorne Leslie and Co.

Budget Year

1913 Naval Estimates

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

09.03.1914

Launch Date

29.05.1915

Completed date

Commission date

20.12.1915

Year laid down

Year launched

Year completed

1915 (Dec)

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

Public Domain. Surgeon Oscar Parkes - This is photograph SP 1800 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums (collection no. 1900-01)

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Sister ships

Eventual Fate

Scrapped 1934

Jutland result

Served at Jutland as the Flagship of Commodore (D).

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Captain J U Farie

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

324

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

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

Two Parsons turbines running two shafts powered by 8 Yarrow boilers. Rated at 40,000 shp

Armour Main Belt

4" midships

Deck Armour

1" upper), 1" over rudder

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 AA guns, one 3 pdr 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

6

Torpedo Type MM

533 mm

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

References & sources