HMS Cumberland (1902)

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HMS Cumberland
Career Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Cumberland
Builder: London & Glasgow Co.
Launched: 16 December 1902
Struck: Paid off 13 April 1920
Fate: Sold 9 May 1921
General characteristics
Displacement: 9,800 tons
Length: 463.5 ft (141.3 m)
Beam: 66 ft (20 m)
Draught: 25 ft (7.6 m)
Propulsion: 4-cylinder triple-extension steam engines
two shafts
31 Belleville boilers
Speed: apprx 23 knots
Complement: 678

14 x BL 6-inch (152.4 mm) Mk VII guns

9 x 12 pounder guns
Armour: 4in (102mm) belt
5in (127mm) barbette
5in (127mm) turret

HMS Cumberland was a Monmouth-class armoured cruiser of the British Royal Navy. She was built by London & Glasgow Co. and launched on 16 December 1902. She served in the First World War with most of her sisters, seeing service in the Cameroons. From 3 September 1907 to her final paying off on 13 April 1920 she had served as training ship to the cadets at the Britannia Royal Naval College.

The decision was taken in 1920 that Cumberland should be replaced as sea-going training ship by the obsolescent battleship HMS Temeraire, and her preparation for sale was announced on 12 November 1920. She was sold for scrap on 9 May 1921 to T.W. Wards. Cumberland arrived at Briton Ferry on 28 March 1923 to be broken up.

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