HMS Phaeton

Vessel name on Arrival: HMS Phaeton


Original Builder: Vickers of Barrow

Original Yard No: 444

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Vessel Type: cruiser

GRT: 3512

Year Built: 1915

Arrival Date: 08/06/1922

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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