HMS Phaeton

Vessel Name on Arrival: 
HMS Phaeton
Vessel Type: 
Cruiser
GRT: 
3,512
Year Built: 
1915
Arrival Date: 
09/06/1922
Original Builder: 
Vickers of Barrow
Original Yard No.: 
444
Other Information: 

Arethusa-Class Light Cruiser HMS PHAETON
 
12-03-1913  :  Keel laid down
21-10-1914  :  Launched
Feb'y. 1915 :  Completed
 
Tonnage  :  3,512 tons
 
Dimensions  :  133  x  12  x  4.1 metres
 
Propulsion  :  Parsons Steam Turbines supplied with steam from 8  x  Yarrow Boilers
Power Out :  40,000 SHP
Speed  :  28.5 knots
 
Complement  :  318 men
 
Armaments  :  3 x 6" Mk. XII Deck Guns  +  4 x 4" Mk. V Deck Guns  +   2 x 3" Guns  +   8 x 21" Torpedo Tubes
 
The career of HMS PHAETON :
On commissioning, assigned to the 4th Light Cruiser Squadron of the Grand Fleet
In February and March 1915, in the Dardanelles supporting troop landings in Gallipoli
On return from the Dardanelles, assigned to Home Waters and the 1st Ligh Cruiser Squadron of the Grand Fleet
By mid-April 1915, HMS Phaeton operating out of Scapa Flow
On 4th May 1916 HMS Phaeton shot down Zeppelin L.7
On 31st May - 1st June HMS Phaeton took part in the Battle of Jutland
In March 1918, HMS Phaeton reassigned to the 7th Light Cruiser Squadron of the Grand Fleet
Survived the Great War as was sold for breaking on 16th of January 1923
 
 

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