HMS Devonshire (1904)

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HMS Devonshire
Career Royal Navy Ensign
Class and type: Devonshire-class armoured cruiser
Name: HMS Devonshire
Builder: Chatham Dockyard
Launched: 30 April 1904
Fate: Sold 9 May 1921
General characteristics
Displacement: 10,850 tons
Length: 473.5 ft (144.3 m)
Beam: 68.5 ft (20.9 m)
Draught: 24 ft (7.3 m)
Propulsion: 16 Boilers
2 shafts
21,000hp (16MW)
Speed: 22 knots (41km/h)
Complement: 655 officers and men

4 x BL 7.5-inch (190.5 mm) Mk I guns
6 x 6-inch (152.4 mm) Mk VII guns
2 x 12pdr (5kg) guns
18 x 3pdr (1.4kg) guns

2 x 18in (457mm) TT

HMS Devonshire was a 10,850 ton Devonshire-class armoured cruiser of the Royal Navy built at Chatham Dockyard and launched on 30 April 1904. She was the lead ship of her class, and like her sisters, served in the First World War.

Following completion in 1905 she began active service with the Channel Fleet, and between 1907 and 1914 operated as a unit of the Atlantic and Home Fleets. During the first two years of the First World War, Devonshire served with the Grand Fleet, primarily performing patrol duties in the northern North Sea. Between 1916 and 1918 she was assigned to Western waters. [1] She survived to be sold on 9 May 1921 to Ward of Barrow for breaking up, which was carried out in October 1923.