Arethusa Class 1913

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Arethusa Class light cruisers built before World War I. Ships in the class were HMS Arethusa, HMS Aurora, HMS Galatea, HMS Inconstant, HMS Penelope, HMS Phaeton, HMS Royalist and HMS Undaunted.

HMS Arethusa 25th October 1913 Mined on 11th February 1916.
HMS Aurora 30th September 1913 Sold for scrap in August 1927.
HMS Galatea 14th May 1914 Sold for scrap in October 1921.
HMS Inconstant 6th July 1914 Sold for scrap in June 1922.
HMS Penelope 15th October 1915 Broken up 1924.
HMS Phaeton 21st October 1914 Sold for scrap in January 1923.
HMS Royalist 14th January 1915 Sold for scrap in August 1922.
HMS Undaunted 21st December 1912 Sold for scrap in April 1923.

HMS Arethusa

HMS Arethusa.  Thanks to Andrew Taylor.

HMS Aurora

HMS Aurora.

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HMS Galatea

HMS Galatea, 1920.

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HMS Inconstant

HMS Inconstant, 1915.

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HMS Phaeton

HMS Phaeton.  Sent in by Richard Taylor.

HMS Royalist

HMS Royalist, 1915.

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HMS Undaunted

HMS Undaunted in 1914

This light cruiser was sister ship to the Arethusa which took part in the battle off Heligoland. The Undaunted measured 450 ft in length and displaced 3,520 tons. Her speed was 30 knots and her armament was two 6 inch guns and six 4 inch guns.

 

HMS Penelope towing HMS Aurora.  Sent in by Simon Waters

Arethusa Class Cruiser.

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