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Sydney 1920 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Chatham (RNZN) 37, 38, 18   Chatham DYd 3.1.1911 9.11.1911 12.1912 sold for BU 7.1926
Dublin 68, 57, 42 503 Beardmore, Dalmuir 3.1.1911 9.11.1911 3.1913 sold for BU 7.1926
Southampton 89, 9A, 35 407 John Brown, Clydebank 6.4.1911 16.5.1912 11.1912 sold for BU 7.1926
Melbourne (RAN) 86, 93 772 Cammell Laird, Birkenhead 14.4.1911 30.5.1912 1.1913 sold for BU 12.1928
Sydney (RAN) A1, 52 358 London & Glasgow Co, Glasgow 11.2.1911 29.8.1912 6.1913 sold for BU 1929
Brisbane (RAN)   7 Cockatoo DYd, Australia 25.1.1913 30.9.1915 11.1916 sold for BU 6.1936


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

5400

Displacement full, t

6000

Length, m

139.6

Breadth, m

14.9

Draught, m

4.90

No of shafts

4

Southampton: 2

Machinery

4 Parsons steam turbines, 12 Yarrow boilers

Southampton: 2 Brown-Curtis steam turbines, 12 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

25000

Max speed, kts

25.5

Fuel, t

coal 1240 + oil 260

Endurance, nm(kts)4500(16)
Armour, mm

belt: 51 on 25mm plating, deck: 38 - 10, CT: 102, gun shields: 102

Armament

8 x 1 - 152/50 BL Mk XI, 4 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 2 - 533 TT (beam, sub)

Complement

475



Standard scale images


<i>Southampton</i> 1913
Southampton 1913


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<i>Sydney</i> 1920 <i>Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.</i>
Sydney 1920 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.


Modernizations

1915, all: + 1 x 1 - 76/45 20cwt QF Mk I

1918, Dublin, Melbourne, Sydney, Southampton: CT was removed; + flying-off platform and 1 airplane

1919, Dublin, Melbourne, Sydney, Southampton: - flying-off platform and plane

Naval service

Sydney 9.11.1914 sunk German light cruiser Emden. Southampton sunk German cruiser Frauenlob and torpedo boat S35 at Jutland. Brisbane served as TS since 1928. 

Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.