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CASTOR

 

Nationality:

Britain

Type: CL
Class: CAMBRIAN - four ships in class
Builder: Cammell Laird
Commissioned: November, 1915
Displacement: 4,320 tons

Dimensions: (in feet and inches)

446' x 41' 6" x 14' 10"

Armor:
PLACEMENT THICKNESS
Belt: 1.5" - 3"
Deck: 1"
CT: 6"
Machinery: 4-shaft Parsons turbines; 6 Yarrow boilers; 40,000shp.  Oil:  841 tons
Speed: 28.5 knots
Armament:
NUMBER SIZE MOUNTS
2 6" / 45 cal. BL 2x1
8 4" / 45 cal. QF 8x1
4 3-pdr. (47mm) 4x1
1 13-pdr. (76mm) AA 1x1
2 21" TT submerged - beam
Compliment: 368

 

 

Sister ships:  CAMBRIAN, CANTERBURY, CONSTANCE

 

 

Notes:  Commissioned as Flagship, Commodore (D), 11th Destroyer Flotilla, Grand Fleet.  At Jutland on 31 May 1916, received 3-5.9" from the ELBING and 7-4.1" shell hits from HAMBURG and ROSTOCK (13 killed and 26 wounded).  To Black Sea 1919-20, then re-commissioned April, 1920 at Chatham for 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron, Atlantic Fleet, and served on Irish Patrol in 1922.  Gunnery School, Portsmouth, 1923-24.  Nore Reserve, 1924-25.  Refitted during November, 1925 - September, 1926 (into Nore Reserve).  Trooping to China from October, 1927.  Re-commissioned at Devonport for China Station, June, 1928.  Devonport Reserve from July, 1930.  Paid off May, 1935 and sold for breaking up in July, 1936.

 

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