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FALMOUTH

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Light cruiser

Nickname

Ship Class

Weymouth class

Grouping

3rd Light Cruiser Squadron

Command

Builder's Yard

Beardmore (Clyde)

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

Launch Date

Completed date

1911

Commission date

Year laid down

Year launched

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

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Sister ships

Eventual Fate

1916 torpedoed

Jutland result

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Captain John D. Edwards (Flying the Flag of Rear-Admiral Trevylyan D. W. Napier, M.V.O.)

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

475 - 540

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

5,250

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

453'

Length (mtrs)

Beam (ft)

48' 6"

Beam (mtrs)

Draught (ft)

Draught (mtrs)

Max. Speed (knots)

25.5

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Propulsion

4 screw turbines with 23,500 hp

Armour Main Belt

Deck Armour

3/4" to 2"

Turret Armour IN CM

Conning Tower Armour

Barbette Armour

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Torpedoed in september 1916 four times by U.66 and U.63 in the North Sea

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

8 x 6"

Guns (No.barrels) 2

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

Elevation (degrees)

Gunnery Range (yards)

Gunnery Range (metres)

Rate of Fire (rds per minute)

Shells expended Main

Mines dropped

Shells expended Secondary

175

Torpedoes fired

Gunnery Notes

Torpedo Type IN

21"

No. tubes

2

Torpedo Type MM

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

References & sources