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HMS Cambrian (1915)

World War I.
Class and type: C-class light cruiser
Name: HMS Cambrian
Builder: Pembroke Dockyard, Pembroke Dock, Wales
Laid down: 8 December 1914
Launched: 3 March 1916
Completed: May 1916
Commissioned: May 1916
Decommissioned: June 1924
Recommissioned: 1926
Decommissioned: November 1929
Recommissioned: March 1931
Decommissioned: July 1933
Fate: Sold 28 July 1934 for scrapping
General characteristics
Displacement: 3,750 long tons (3,810 t)
Length: 446 ft (136 m)
Beam: 41 ft 6 in (12.65 m)
Draught: 15 ft (4.6 m)
Installed power: 40,000 shp (29,830 kW)
Propulsion: 2 × Parsons steam turbines
8 × Yarrow boilers
4 × shafts
Speed: 28.5 kn (32.8 mph; 52.8 km/h)
Capacity: Fuel oil: 420 short tons (380 t) (841 short tons (763 t) maximum)
Complement: 323
Armament: 4 × BL 6 in (152 mm) Mk XII guns
1 × QF 4 in (102 mm) Mk V gun
2 × 3 in (76 mm) guns
2 × QF 2-pounder guns
4 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
Armour: 3 in (7.6 cm) side (amidships)
1.5–2.5 in (3.8–6.4 cm) side (bows)
2–2.5 in (5.1–6.4 cm) side (stern)
1 in (2.5 cm) upper decks (amidships)
1 in (2.5 cm) deck over rudder
For other ships of the same name, see HMS Cambrian.

The fourth HMS Cambrian was a C-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy that saw service during World War I. She was the name ship of the Cambrian group of the C class.


Built by Pembroke Dockyard in Pembroke Dock, Wales, Cambrian was laid down on 8 December 1914, launched on 3 March 1916, and completed in May 1916.[1]

Service history

World War I

Cambrian was commissioned into service in the Royal Navy in May 1916. She was assigned to the 4th Light Cruiser Squadron of the Grand Fleet in which she served through the end of World War I and until 1919.[1]


In 1919, Cambrian was reassigned to the North American and West Indies Station, where she served until 1922. She was part of the 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron in the Atlantic Fleet from August 1922 until June 1924, and during this time operated in support of British interests during the Turkish Crisis of 1922-1923.[1]

In June 1924, Cambrian was decommissioned and placed under dockyard control for a refit that lasted into 1926, when she was recommissioned to serve in the 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron until 1929. After transporting troops to China in 1929, she was decommissioned in November 1929 and entered the Nore Reserve. She was recommissioned as the flagship of the Nore Reserve in March 1931, then was decommissioned in July 1933 and placed under dockyard control at Sheerness.[1]


Cambrian was sold on 28 July 1934 to Metal Industries of Rosyth, Scotland, to be scrapped.


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