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Career (United Kingdom)

Name: HMS Carnarvon
Namesake: Caernarfonshire

Builder: William Beardmore & Company, Dalmuir

Laid down:1 October 1902 Launched:7 October 1903
Completed: 29 May 1905

Fate: Sold for scrap, 8 November 1921

General characteristics

Class and type: Devonshire-class armoured cruiser

Displacement:10,850 long tons (11,020 t) (normal)

Length: 473 ft 6 in (144.3 m) Beam: 68 ft 6 in (20.9 m)
Draught: 24 ft (7.3 m)

Installed power: 21,000 ihp (16,000 kW)17 Niclausse boilers; 6 cylindrical boilers

Propulsion: 2 ? Shafts 2 ? 4-cylinder triple-expansion steam engines

Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)

Complement: 610


? 4 ? single BL 7.5-inch Mk I guns
? 6 ? single BL 6-inch Mk VII guns
? 2 ? single 12-pounder 8 cwt guns[Note 1]
? 18 ? single QF 3-pounder Hotchkiss guns
? 2 ? single 18-inch torpedo tubes


? Belt: 2?6 in (51?152 mm)
? Decks: .75?2 in (19?51 mm)
? Barbettes: 6 in (152 mm)
? Turrets: 5 in (130 mm)
? Conning tower: 12 in (305 mm)
? Bulkheads: 5 in (127 mm)

HMS Carnarvon was one of six Devonshire-class armoured cruisers built for the Royal Navy in the first decade of the 20th century. She was assigned to the 3rd Cruiser Squadron of the Mediterranean Fleet upon completion in 1905 and was transferred to the 2nd Cruiser Squadron of the Atlantic Fleet in 1907. She was assigned to the reserve Third Fleet in 1909 and became flagship of the 5th Cruiser Squadron of the reserve Second Fleet in 1912.

When World War I began in August 1914, she was assigned to the Cape Verde Station to search for German commerce raiders while protecting British shipping. Carnarvon was transferred to the South Atlantic two months later and assigned to the squadron that destroyed the German East Asia Squadron at the Battle of the Falklands. She was assigned to the North America and West Indies Station in 1915 and continued to patrol against German raiders and escort convoys to the end of the war. In 1919, she became a training ship and was then sold for scrap in 1921.

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Year of build and builder William Beardmore & Company, Dalmuir
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