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HMS Kent (1901)

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Topic: HMS Kent (1901)
Posted By: Mal Murray
Subject: HMS Kent (1901)
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2010 at 21:03
This small article makes no mention of HMS Kent serving at  Gallipoli/Dardanelles.
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Kent_%281901 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Kent_(1901 )
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:HMS_Kent.jpg">HMS Kent.jpg
HMS Kent
Career http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Naval_Ensign_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg">Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Kent
Builder: Portsmouth Dockyard
Launched: 6 March 1901
Fate: Sold June 1920
General characteristics
Displacement: 9,800 tons
Length: 463.5 ft (141.3 m)
Beam: 66 ft (20 m)
Draught: 25 ft (7.6 m)
Propulsion: 4-cylinder triple-extension steam engines
two shafts
31 Belleville boilers
22,000hp
Speed: apprx 23 knots
Complement: 678
Armament:

14 x http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BL_6_inch_Mk_VII_naval_gun - BL 6-inch (152.4 mm) Mk VII guns

12 x 12 pounder guns
Armour: 4in (102mm) belt
5in (127mm) barbette
5in (127mm) turret
 

HMS Kent was a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monmouth_class_cruiser - Monmouth-class http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armoured_cruiser - armoured cruiser of 9,800 tons displacement, of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - British http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Navy - Royal Navy . Launched on 6 March 1901, with her heaviest guns being 6 inch quick-firers. She served on the China Station between 1906 and 1913.

On the outbreak of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I - First World War she was re-commissioned and sent to the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falkland_Islands - Falkland Islands where she participated in the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Falkland_Islands - Battle of the Falkland Islands and sank http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS_N%C3%BCrnberg - SMS Nürnberg . During the action her flags were damaged - new ones were presented to her on 8 December 1915 by the County Society of Kent.

From March 1915 she was again on the China Station. On 21 March 1915 she was present at the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mas_a_Tierra - Battle of Mas a Tierra when http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS_Dresden_%281907%29 - SMS Dresden was scuttled at Cumberland Bay in the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Fern%C3%A1ndez_Islands - Juan Fernández Islands in the Pacific. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Kent_%281901%29#cite_note-0 - [1]

She returned to the United Kingdom in May 1915, and was redesignated to the Cape Station in 1916. In June 1918 she was transferred to English Channel convoy escort duty. On the 4 June while she and five destroyers were escorting RMS Durham Castle and Kenilworth Castle, two http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union-Castle_Line - Union-Castle Line steamers from South Africa, the RMS Kenilworth Castle collided with the destroyer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarrow_M_class_destroyer - HMS Rival while trying to avoid the HMS Kent which was bearing down on her. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Kent_%281901%29#cite_note-1 - [2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Kent_%281901%29#cite_note-2 - [3]

In July 1918 she returned to the China Station. She was then sent to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladivostok - Vladivostok in January 1919 to support American and Japanese forces in action against the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolshevik - Bolshevik http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Army - Red Army .

She was sold for scrap and broken up in June 1920.

References

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Kent_%281901%29#cite_ref-0 - ^ http://www.whitstablescene.co.uk/1915.htm - 1915
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Kent_%281901%29#cite_ref-1 - ^ http://samilitaryhistory.org/vol054kc.html - http://samilitaryhistory.org/vol054kc.html The Kenilworth Castle Incident
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Kent_%281901%29#cite_ref-2 - ^ http://www.merchantnavyofficers.com/unioncastle2.html - http://www.merchantnavyofficers.com/unioncastle2.html UNION CASTLE LINE
  • 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 . 



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