HMS Hawkins

Vessel name on Arrival: HMS Hawkins

Original Builder: Parsons - Chatham Naval Dockyard

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Vessel Type: cruiser

GRT: 9750

Year Built: 1919

Arrival Date: 28/02/1948

Breakup Started: 29/02/1948

Date First Beached: 25/06/1948

Date Breakup Completed: 18/01/1949

Draught For’d: 16' 9"

Draught Aft: 18' 6"

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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