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H.M.S. LOWESTOFT

HMS Lowestoft, built by Chatham Dockyard, laid down July 1912, completed April 1914, launched 23rd April 1913. Sold for breaking up at Milford Haven, 8th January 1931. Size: Length 430 feet pp 457 feet overall, beam 50 feet, draught 16 feet, displacement 5,440 tons normal 6,040 tons deep. Propulsion: 4 shaft Parsons turbines, 25,000 shp, 25.5kts. Armour: 2in belt, 1.5-0.5in decks. Armament: 9 x 6in 45cal Mk XII (9 x 1), 4 x 3 pounder (4 x 1), 2 x 21in TT. Crew 480. War Service -
  • 1st Light Cruiser Squadron Grand Fleet.
  • August 1914: Sank a German merchant ship.
  • 28 August 1914: Battle of Heligoland Bight.
  • 24 January 1915: took part in Battle of Dogger Bank
  • February 1915: 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron.
  • 1916: 8th Light Cruiser Squadron Mediterranean.
  • 1931: Sold for scrap.

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