HMS Grafton (1892)

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HMS Grafton
Career Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Grafton
Builder: Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company
Laid down: 1 January 1890
Launched: 30 January 1892
Fate: Sold for breaking up 1 July 1920
General characteristics
Displacement: 7,350 tons
Length: 387.5 ft (118.1 m)
Beam: 60 ft (18 m)

2 x BL 9.2-inch (233.7 mm) Mk VI guns
10 x QF 6-inch (152.4 mm) guns

12 x 6pdr guns

HMS Grafton was a first class cruiser of the Edgar class. She was launched on 30 January 1892. She served in the First World War in the Gallipoli Campaign, along with her sisters Endymion, Edgar and Theseus. She was sold for breaking up at Plymouth on 1 July 1920.

On 10 June 1917, Grafton was torpedoed by the German U-boat Template:SMU 150 nautical miles (280 km) east of Malta and was damaged,[1] but was safely brought into port at Malta.[2] There were no casualties in the attack.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Helgason, Guðmundur. "Ships hit during WWI: Grafton (hms)". U-Boat War in World War I. Retrieved 11 February 2009. 
  2. Gibson and Prendergast, p. 260.


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