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Sister ships: DARTMOUTH, WEYMOUTH, YARMOUTH
Notes: Improvement on previous BRISTOL class; given uniform armament of 8-6" guns, extended forecastle deck to improve gun handling in heavier seas. Attached to 2nd Battle Squadron, Home Fleet upon commissioning; transferred to 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron in June, 1913. Joined 5th Cruiser Squadron in August, 1914; sank German merchantmen FASOLT, OCHTUM, BORKUM and HUME during that month. Joined 1st LCS as flagship in December, 1914; then to 3rd LCS at Rosyth in February, 1915. In action at Jutland on 31 May, 1916; hit by one 5.9" shell from LÜTZOW (shell struck the foremast but did not explode). Damaged by torpedo from U-66 on 19 August 1916 while screening Grand Fleet and was towed to Flamborough Head, but was torpedoed again by (U-52 or U-63; sources vary) and sank the next day.