|Name||No||Yard No||Builder||Laid down||Launched||Comp||Fate|
|Boadicea||4C, 19, 11||241||Pembroke DYd||1.6.1907||14.5.1908||6.1909||hulk 4.1920|
|Bellona||1C, 12, 87||242||Pembroke DYd||5.6.1908||20.3.1909||2.1910||sold for BU 5.1921|
|Displacement normal, t||
|Displacement full, t||
|No of shafts||
4 Parsons steam turbines, 12 Yarrow boilers
|Power, h. p.||
|Max speed, kts||
coal 850 + oil 200
deck: 25, CT: 102
6 x 1 - 102/50 BL Mk VII, 4 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 2 x 1 - 450 TT
The need for small cruisers to work with the destroyer flotillas led to a new series of 'scouts' from 1906 onwards. They were built in three series, two under the 1907 Programme, two more under the 1909 Programme and three under the 1910 and 1911 Programmes. All were built at Pembroke DYd, and each class showed a slight improvement over the last. Although too small for ocean work they proved useful in the North Sea, but like the earlier 'scouts', too slow for the new generation of oil-fired destroyers capable of 27-29kts. The 'armour' was only partial plating over machinery. The first pair carried their guns p&s on a platform ahead of the bridge, two more at the break of the forecastle and two on the centreline aft. By 1916 four more 102mm guns had been added in the waist and a 76mm/45 20cwt AA gun. Protection: Main deck had slopes and covered machinery only.
1916, both: + 4 x 1 - 102/50 BL Mk VII, 1 x 1 - 76/45 20cwt QF Mk I
6/1917, Bellona; 12.1917, Boadicea: + mine rails (maximal stowage was 70 - 80 mines)
1918, Bellona: - 1 x 1 - 76/45; + 1 x 1 - 102/50 BL Mk VII
Boadicea was sold for BU in July 1926.
Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.