|Name||No||Yard No||Builder||Laid down||Launched||Comp||Fate|
|Dartmouth||A9, 52||402||Vickers, Barrow||19.2.1910||14.12.1910||10.1911||sold for BU 12.1930|
|Falmouth||90||498||Beardmore, Dalmuir||21.2.1910||20.9.1910||9.1911||sunk 19.8.1916|
|Weymouth||03, 0C||820||Armstrong, Elswick||19.1.1910||18.11.1910||10.1911||sold for BU 10.1928|
|Yarmouth||95, 1C, 72||348||London & Glasgow Co, Glasgow||27.1.1910||12.4.1911||4.1912||sold for BU 7.1929|
|Displacement normal, t||
|Displacement full, t||
|No of shafts||
Dartmouth, Falmouth, Weymouth: 4
Dartmouth, Falmouth, Wemouth: 4 Parsons steam turbines, 12 Yarrow boilers
Yarmouth: 2 Brown-Curtis steam turbines, 12 Yarrow boilers
|Power, h. p.||
|Max speed, kts||
coal 1290 + oil 260
deck: 51 - 19, CT: 102, gun shields: 102
8 x 1 - 152/50 BL Mk XI, 4 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 2 - 533 TT (beam, sub)
The mixed armament of the Bristol class was soon recognised as unsatisfactory, and to remedy this the 'improved Bristol class' authorised under the 1909-1910 Estimates were given a uniform armament of 8 152mm. There were also complaints about the waist guns being unworkable in a seaway, and in the new cruisers the forecastle was extended aft and a bulwark enclosed the waist guns. In addition to the forecastle gun two more were carried at the same level p&s of the bridge, giving them much better command. The Weymouths were a great improvement over the Bristols and paved the way for even better ships. Being robust and well armed they saw widespread service and were retained in the post-war Fleet.
protective deck with slopes was 51mm thick over machinery and 19mm over other parts.
1915, all: + 1 x 1 - 76/45 20cwt QF Mk I, topmasts were housed down or removed.
1917, all survived: received tripod foremast and director control.
1918, Weymouth, Yarmouth: + flying-off platform and 1 airplane
1918, Weymouth, Dartmouth: + 1 x 1 - 76/45 20cwt QF Mk I
1918, Dartmouth: CT was removed.
1919, Weymouth, Yarmouth: - flying-off platform and plane
Dartmouth was torpedoed by German submarine UC25 15.5.1917 but reached harbor and repaired, to reserve in June 1929. Falmouth was damaged by torpedo from submarine U66 19.8.1916 and was sunk by submarine U52 while towing next day in North sea. Weymouth was damaged by torpedo from Austrian submarine U28 2.10.1918, repaired, paid off in September 1927. Yarmouth was put on sales in November 1928.
Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.