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GALATEA

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Light Cruiser

Nickname

Ship Class

Arethusa

Grouping

1st Light Cruiser Squadron, Galatea (leader (Alexander-Sinclair)

Command

Battle-cruiser Fleet

Builder's Yard

William Beardmore and Company

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

09.03.1913

Launch Date

14.05.1914

Completed date

Commission date

Year laid down

1913

Year launched

1914

Year completed

Commission Year

1914 (Dec)

Pennant No

Photo Details

Public Domain. With original rig and 1914 armament.

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Sister ships

Eventual Fate

Scrapped 1921

Jutland result

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Commodore Edwyn S. Alexander-Sinclair, M.V.O.

Noteable Officers

Frank Marten

Crew complement

318

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

3500

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

410'

Length (mtrs)

125

Beam (ft)

39'

Beam (mtrs)

11.9

Draught (ft)

15' 7"

Draught (mtrs)

4.75

Max. Speed (knots)

28.5

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Propulsion

4 shafts run by 4 steam turbines powered by 8 Yarrow boilers rated at 40,000 shp

Armour Main Belt

3" amidships, 2 1/4" bows.

Deck Armour

1"

Turret Armour IN CM

Conning Tower Armour

6"

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

single BL 6" (152 mm) Mk XII guns

Guns (No.barrels) 2

2

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

Six single QF 4 in (102 mm) Mk V guns, single QF 3-pounder (47 mm (1.9") AA.

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

530

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

References & sources