HMS Europa (1897)

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HMS Europa
Career Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Europa
Builder: J&G Thompson, Clydebank
Launched: 20 March 1897
Fate: Sold 15 September 1920
General characteristics
Displacement: 11,000 tons
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)
Propulsion: 2 shaft triple expansion engines
16.500 - 18,000 hp
Speed: 20 - 20.5 knots
Complement: 760

16 x single QF 6-inch (152.4 mm) guns
14 x single QF 12-pounder guns
3 x single QF 3-pounder guns

2 x 18-inch torpedo tubes
Armour: 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.


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