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HMS Berwick (1902)

For other ships of the same name, see HMS Berwick.

HMS Berwick
Name: HMS Berwick
Builder: Beardmore
Launched: 20 September 1902
Fate: Sold, 1 July 1920
General characteristics
Class & type: Monmouth-class armoured cruiser
Displacement: 9,800 long tons (10,000 t)
Length: 463 ft 6 in (141.3 m)
Beam: 66 ft (20.1 m)
Draught: 25 ft (7.6 m)
Installed power: 22,000 ihp (16,000 kW)
Propulsion: 2 × 4-cylinder triple-extension steam engines
31 × Niclausse boilers
2 × shafts
Speed: approx. 23 kn (26.5 mph; 42.6 km/h)
Complement: 678
Armament: 14 × BL 6 in (152 mm) Mk VII guns, 9 × 12 pdr (5.4 kg) guns

HMS Berwick was a Monmouth-class armoured cruiser of the Royal Navy. She was launched on 20 September 1902. In 1908, she collided with the destroyer Tiger when the destroyer crossed Berwick's bows during an exercise in the English Channel, south of the Isle of Wight. Tiger was sliced in two and sank with the loss of 28 lives.

She served in the First World War with most of her sisters, and survived to be sold for scrap on 1 July 1920. Berwick was eventually towed to Hamburg on 28 August 1920 to be broken up.


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