HMS Suffolk (1903)

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Career Royal Navy Ensign
Class and type: Monmouth class armoured cruiser
Name: HMS Suffolk
Builder: Portsmouth Dockyard
Laid down: March 1901
Launched: January 15, 1903
Commissioned: May 1904
Fate: Sold July 1, 1920, broken up 1922
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 Niclausse 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 Suffolk was a Monmouth class armoured cruiser of the Royal Navy built in 1903 and sold out of the Royal Navy in 1920. She had a displacement of 9,800 tons, a speed of 23 knots, and a crew complement of about 680. Her primary armament consisted of 14 quick-firing 6-inch guns, arranged in a mixture of turrets and casemates. This was complemented by smaller guns and two submerged torpedo tubes.

She served in the First World War, where she was temporarily the flagship of Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Craddock's North America and West Indies command. He later transferred to the faster HMS Good Hope, where he was killed when she was sunk at the Battle of Coronel. Suffolk was sold on July 1, 1920, and broken up in 1922 in Germany.


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