HMS Hawkins

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HMS Hawkins a Cavendish Light Cruiser Class of the Royal Navy the class  included: HMS Hawkins, HMS Cavendish, HMS Effingham, HMS Frobisher, HMS  and HMS Raleigh.  These Light Cruisers did not see service during world war one, 

HMS Hawkins was built by Parsons at Chatham and launched 1st October 1917. During world war two she served with the  South Atlantic fleet 1940 - 1941, transferred tot he East Indies fleet 1941 - 1942, Eastern Fleet from 1942 to 1944,  and back to the Home Fleet in 1944, became a training ship in 1944 to 1945 until going into reserve after the second world war. finally scrapped at Dalmuir, Scotland in December 1947.

 

Displacement:   9,800tons (     Speed: 30.5kt    Complement: 400 increasing to 437 as a Flagship.

Armament: Eight 4 inch anti-aircraft guns and four 2pdr anti-aircraft guns.   Eight 0.5 inch machine guns.

 

HMS Hawkins.

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HMS Hawkins.

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HMS Hawkins at Singapore c.1920

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HMS Hawkins

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HMS Hawkins

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The bow of HMS Hawkins

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Visitors on board HMS Hawkins at Masampo, Korea.

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A Sampan visits the ship at Chefoo, 21st June 1928.

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HMS Hawkins at Wei Hai Wei, c.1920.

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HMS Hawkins entering dry dock.  Location unknown but many ship's names are written on the rocks, including 'Ariona', 'Empress of Japan'.  If you know where this might be, let us know.

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HMS Hawkins at Shanghai, c.1920

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Some of the crew of HMS Hawkins at Kyoto, Japan.

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HMS Hawkins.

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Some of the crew of HMS Hawkins

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A Crew member of HMS Hawkins

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