HMS Glasgow

Bristol Class Light Cruiser (Town type)

History
She was attached to the 2nd Battle Squadron 1910-11, then assigned to South America. Later she was assigned to the West Atlantic and then back to the South America station.

She captured the German ship SS Catherina in August 1914. In company of AMC Otranto she took part in the Battle of Falkland Islands in December 1914 and helped HMS Cornwall sink the SMS Leipzig. Along with HMS Kent she caught and helped sink SMS Dresden at Juan Fernandez Island in March 1915.

She was then moved to the Mediterranean and took part in the hunt for the raider SMS Mowe from February to September 1916. Assigned to the 8th Light Cruiser Squadron in the Adriatic 1917 - 1918. Was at Gibraltar in June 1919 and returned home later that year, paid off for disposal in May 1920. Then used as a stokers training school at Portsmouth from 1921 - 1926, finally disarmed in January 1925 and then sold for scrap in 1926.

Builder
Laid
Launched
Commissioned
Captain at Coronel

Fairfield, Clyde, United Kingdom
25 March 1909
30 September 1909
27 September 1910
Captain J. Luce

Specifications
 
Dimensions
Length (O/A)
Length (P.P)
Beam
Draft

Displacement
Full Load
Standard

Propulsion
Boilers
Turbines
Endurance
Horsepower
Shafts
Max Speed
Coal Bunkerage


Protection
Waterline Side Belt
Deck Armour
Bulkheads
Turrets (gun shields)
Barbettes
Control Tower

Armament
Main Gun
Secondary Gun
Smaller Weapons


Torpedoes

Complement
Usual
Wartime

138.07 mtr
131 mtr
14.3 mtr
4.7 mtr


5,300 tons
4,820 tons


12 x Yarrow small tube
Parsons geared steam
5,070 NM @ 16 Knots
22,500 ihp
4
26.3 Knots
600 - 900 tons coal
250 tons oil


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1.9 - 76.2 mm
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101.6 mm (main guns)
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50.8 mm


2 x 15.2 cm (single mounts)
10 x10.2 cm (single mounts)
4 x 3pdr
1 x 12pdr
4 x Machine Gun
2 x 45.7 cm (submerged)


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