HMS Hawkins

Vessel Name on Arrival: 
HMS Hawkins
Vessel Type: 
Cruiser
GRT: 
9,750
Draught For'd: 
16' 9"
Draught Aft: 
18' 6"
Year Built: 
1919
Arrival Date: 
28/02/1948
Breakup Started: 
29/02/1948
Date First Beaching: 
26/06/1948
Breakup Completed: 
18/01/1949
Original Builder: 
Parsons - Chatham Naval Dockyard
Other Information: 

Hawkins-Class Heavy Cruiser built by Parsons at Chatham Naval Dockyard for the Royal Navy - Pennant D 86
 
03-06-1916  :  Laid Down
01-10-1917  :  Launched
25-07-1919  :  Completed
 
Tonnages :  9,750 / 12,450
 
Dimensions :  184.4 mts  x  19.8 mts  x  5.26 - 6.20 mts
 
Propulsion :  Parsons geared steam turbines driving quadruple screwshafts and developing 60,000 SHP
Steam  :  Supplied by 8 Nos. Yarrow-Type oil-fired Water-Tube Boilers + 2 Nos. coal-fired Boilers
Speed  :  30 knots
Range  :  5,400 nautical miles at a mean speed of 14 knots
Complement  :  690 (standard)  and  800+ (wartime)
 
After commissioning, on 25th July 1919, HMS Hawkins Flagship of the 5th Light Cruiser Squadron on China Station
1929 - Became Flagship of the 2nd Cruiser Squadron as part of the Atlantic Fleet
1932 - Became Flagship of the 4th Cruiser Squadron in the East Indies
During WWII HMS Hawkins was recommissioned and rearmed and served on numerous patrol and escort duties
Decommissioned and in Reserve from 1945
January 1947 - HMS Hawkins used as a Ship Target and bombed by RAF Avro Lincoln aircraft off Spithead
 
26th August 1947  :  HMS Hawkins sold for bearking to Arnott Young, Shipbreaking, of Dalmuir, Clyde, Scotland
December 1947     :  Arrived at Dalmuir for breaking
February 1948       :  Hulk arrived at West of Scotland Shipbreaking Company, Troon, to complete breaking
 

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