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Sister ships: CARDIFF (ex-CAPRICE), COVENTRY (ex-CORSAIR), CURACOA, CURLEW
Pennant Number: I.59
Notes: The CERES class was the next in line from the CENTAUR and CALEDON classes; the main battery was re-arranged (with "B" mount now superimposed over "A" mount) and a longer forecastle, thus giving both more firepower available over wider arcs of fire and decreased "wetness" of forward guns in a seaway, thus improving firing. Improvement on previous CALEDON class; main battery re-arranged (with "B" mount now superimposed over "A" mount) and longer forecastle, giving more firepower available over wider arcs of fire, and decreased "wetness" of forward guns in a seaway, thus improving firing. CERES joined 6th Light Cruiser Squadron in June, 1917; she saw service in the Baltic November, 1918 - early 1919, then was transferred to Mediterranean. CERES was damaged in a collision with the U. S. destroyer FOX in the entrance to the Bosphorus in April, 1923. She had a 2-pdr. AA and 4 - 20mm AA guns added prior to World War II. CERES Served with Home Fleet in 1939; with Mediterranean Fleet in 1940, and then was transferred to East Indies through 1942. She served with the Eastern Fleet 1942-1943, and was then placed in Reserve as an Accommodation ship 1944-1945. CERES was sold for breaking up and scrapped in July, 1946. Flag superior changed to "D" in 1940.