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HMS Chatham (1911)

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Topic: HMS Chatham (1911)
Posted By: Mal Murray
Subject: HMS Chatham (1911)
Date Posted: 12 Oct 2010 at 19:22

HMS Chatham (1911)

 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Chatham_%281911 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Chatham_(1911 )
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:HMS_Chatham_AllanGreen2.jpg">HMS Chatham AllanGreen2.jpg
Career http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Naval_Ensign_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg">Royal Navy Ensign
Class and type: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Town_class_cruiser_%281910%29 - Town-class http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_cruiser - light cruiser
Name: HMS Chatham
Builder: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatham_Dockyard - Chatham Dockyard
Laid down: 3 January 1911
Launched: 9 November 1911
Commissioned: December 1912
Out of service: lent to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_New_Zealand_Navy - Royal New Zealand Navy in 1920
Fate: Sold for scrapping 13 July 1926
General characteristics
Displacement: 5,400 tons
Length: 457 ft (139 m) Overall
Beam: 50 ft (15 m)
Draught: 15.75 ft (4.80 m)
Propulsion: Parsons turbines
Four screws
Yarrow boilers
25,000 hp
Speed: 25.5 knots (47 km/h)
Range: carried 750 tons (1240 tons maximum) coal
260 tons fuel oil
Complement: 429-440
Armament:

8 × http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BL_6_inch_Mk_XI_naval_gun - BL 6-inch (152.4 mm) Mk XI guns
1 × http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QF_3_inch_20_cwt - QF 3 inch AA gun
4 × http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordnance_QF_3_pounder_Vickers - QF 3 pdr guns
4 × machine guns

2 × 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes
Armour: 2 inch deck on slopes
3 inch side amidships
 

HMS Chatham was a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Town_class_cruiser_%281910%29 - Town-class http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_cruiser - light cruiser of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Navy - Royal Navy launched on 9 November 1911 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatham_Dockyard - Chatham Dockyard . She was the lead ship of the Chatham subgroup.

She was initially assigned to the 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron in the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mediterranean - Mediterranean , where she participated in the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pursuit_of_Goeben_and_Breslau - pursuit of the German ships Goeben and Breslau , but in 1914 was detached to operated in the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Sea - Red Sea . In November that year Chatham (Captain http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sidney_R._Drury-Lowe&action=edit&redlink=1 - Sidney R. Drury-Lowe ) was involved in operations against the German commerce raider http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS_K%C3%B6nigsberg_%281905%29 - SMS Königsberg . In May 1915 she returned to the Mediterranean to operate in the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dardanelles - Dardanelles to support the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Gallipoli - allied landings at Gallipoli . She oversaw the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landing_at_Suvla_Bay - landings at Suvla Bay , where she was the flagship of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rear-Admiral - Rear-Admiral http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_de_Robeck - John de Robeck who commanded the landing fleet. In 1916 she returned to home waters and joined the 3rd Light Cruiser Squadron of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Fleet - Grand Fleet . On 26 May 1916, Chatham struck a mine and had to be repaired.

After the war, Chatham was lent to the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_New_Zealand_Navy - Royal New Zealand Navy from 1920 to 1924, and was sold for scrapping on 13 July 1926 to Ward, of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pembroke_Dock - Pembroke Dock .

In 1922, the crew of the Chatham donated a cup to the New Zealand Football Association. This became the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatham_Cup - Chatham Cup , New Zealand's local equivalent of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FA_Cup - FA Cup , and its premier knockout football trophy.

References

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._J._Colledge - Colledge, J. J. ; Warlow, Ben (2006) [1969]. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ships_of_the_Royal_Navy - Ships of the Royal Navy: the complete record of all fighting ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Standard_Book_Number - ISBN   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:BookSources/978-1-86176-281-8 - 978-1-86176-281-8 . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_Computer_Library_Center - OCLC   http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/67375475 - 67375475 . 
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janes_Fighting_Ships - Jane's Fighting Ships of World War One (1919), Jane's Publishing Company
  • http://www.worldwar1.co.uk/light-cruiser/hms-Chatham.html - Ships of the Chatham group



Replies:
Posted By: Rob L.
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2013 at 18:50
Is anyone aware of photographs available of HMS Chatham during her time in the Dardanelles?


Posted By: Rob L.
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2013 at 01:21

Original Tucks postcard of HMS Chatham which arrived in the post this morning



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