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AMPHION

 

Nationality:

British

Type: Cruiser, Scout (Light)
Class: ACTIVE - three ships
Builder: Pembroke Dockyard
Commissioned: March, 1913
Displacement: 3,440 tons

Dimensions: (in feet and inches)

406' x 41' 6" x 15' 7"

Armor:
PLACEMENT THICKNESS
Deck: 1"
CT 4"
Machinery: 4-shaft Parsons turbines, 12 Yarrow boilers; 18,000shp.  Coal:  780 tons.  Oil:  190 tons
Speed: 25 knots
Armament:
NUMBER SIZE MOUNTS
10 4" / 50 cal. BL Mk. 8 10 x 1
4 3-pdr. (47mm) 4x1
2 18" TT deck; 1 tube ea. port and starboard
Compliment: 325

 

 

Sister ships:  ACTIVE, FEARLESS

 

 

Notes:  August, 1914 - leader of 3rd Destroyer Flotilla, Harwich.  Engaged in first naval action of WW I on 6 August when 3rd DF sank German minelayer KONGIN LUISE; while returning to Harwich, AMPHION hit mine laid earlier by KONGIN LUISE; sank - 148 dead.

 

Pictures

navis_148_amphion_cl_1913_-_01.jpg (17949 bytes) Navis 148
navis_148_amphion_cl_1913_-_02.jpg (18674 bytes) Navis 148
navis_148_amphion_cl_1913_-_03.jpg (18679 bytes) Navis 148