HMS Europa (1897)
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|Builder:||J&G Thompson, Clydebank|
|Launched:||20 March 1897|
|Fate:||Sold 15 September 1920|
|Length:||435 ft (133 m) (462 ft 6 in (140.97 m) o/a)|
|Beam:||69 ft (21 m)|
|Draught:||25 ft 6 in (7.77 m)|
2 shaft triple expansion engines|
16.500 - 18,000 hp
|Speed:||20 - 20.5 knots|
16 x single QF 6-inch (152.4 mm) guns
6 inch casemates|
4.5-2 inch decks
HMS Europa was a ship of the Diadem-class of protected cruiser in the Royal Navy. She was built by J&G Thompson, of Clydebank and launched on 20 March 1897. On the outbreak of war she was assigned to the Ninth Cruiser Squadron operating in the Atlantic and in 1915 she was operating off Moudros, participating in the Dardanelles Campaign, for which she received the battle honour Dardanelles 1915 . She survived the War and was sold on 15 September 1920 and broken up in Genoa.
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: the complete record of all fighting ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham. ISBN 9781861762818. OCLC 67375475.
- Diadem class at worldwar1.co.uk
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