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History of the Royal Navy Cruisers including light cruisers from the First World War and Second World War to the modern warships used today. Short histories of each ship and data including complement, armament, speed, range and displacement are available for each cruiser. Also photographs of ships and personnel supplied by ex-crew and images of fine art prints supplied courtesy of the naval art company. Notice boards for each ship class are available for family of ex-crew and ship enthusiasts.

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List of Royal Navy Cruisers

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Name Launch Date Fate

Pre 1860 Screw Frigates

HMS Amphion 1846 Scrapped 1864
HMS Arrogant 1848 Scrapped 1867
HMS Bacchante 1859 Scrapped 1869
HMS Chesapeake 1855 Scrapped 1867
HMS Curacoa 1854 Scrapped 1869
HMS Dauntless 1847 Sold 1885
HMS Emerald 1856 Sold 1869
HMS Eurotas 1856 Sold 1865
HMS Euryalus 1853 Sold 1867
HMS Forte 1858 Destroyed by fire, 23rd November 1905.
HMS Forth 1856 Sold 1883
HMS Horatio 1850 Sold 1865
HMS Imperieuse 1852 Sold 1867

HMS Imperieuse.

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HMS Imperieuse.

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HMS Liffey 1856 Sold 1903

HMS Liffey, 1869.

HMS Liverpool 1860 Sold 1875

HMS Liverpool, 1869.

HMS Melpomene 1857 Sold 1875
HMS Mersey 1858 Sold 1875
HMS Phaeton 1859 Scrapped 1875
HMS Phoebe 1859 Scrapped 1875
HMS Seahorse 1856 Sold 1902
HMS Severn 1856 Scrapped 1876
HMS Shannon 1855 Sold 1871
HMS Termagant 1847 Sold 1867
HMS Topaze 1858 Scrapped 1884
HMS Tribune 1853 Scrapped 1866

Pre 1860 Screw Corvettes

HMS Archer 1849 Scrapped 1866
HMS Brisk 1851 Sold 1870
HMS Cadmus 1856 Scrapped 1879
HMS Challenger 1858 Completed as survey ship. Hulked 1880.  Sold 1921

HMS Challenger, 1870.

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HMS Charybdis 1859 Scrapped 1884
HMS Clio 1858 Scrapped 1920
HMS Cossack 1854 Sold 1878
HMS Encounter 1846 Scrapped 1866
HMS Esk 1854 Sold 1870
HMS Highflyer 1851 Scrapped 1871
HMS Miranda 1851 Sold 1869
HMS Niger 1846 Sold 1869
HMS Pearl 1855 Scrapped 1883
HMS Pelorus 1857 Scrapped 1868
HMS Pylades 1854 Scrapped 1875
HMS Racoon 1857 Scrapped 1877
HMS Satellite 1855 Scrapped 1879
HMS Scout 1856 Scrapped 1877
HMS Scylla 1856 Sold 1883
HMS Tartar 1854 Sold 1866
HMS Wasp 1850 Sold 1869

Pre 1860 Paddle Frigates

HMS Centaur 1845 Scrapped 1864
HMS Cyclops 1839 Sold 1864
HMS Dragon 1845 Sold 1864
HMS Firebrand 1842 Sold 1864
HMS Furious 1850 Sold 1884
HMS Gladiator 1844 Scrapped 1879
HMS Leopard 1850 Sold 1867
HMS Magicienne 1849 Scrapped 1866
HMS Odin 1846 Sold 1865
HMS Penelope 1843 Sold 1864
HMS Retribution 1844 Sold 1864
HMS Sampson 1844 Sold 1864
HMS Sidon 1846 Sold 1864
HMS Terrible 1845 Sold 1879
HMS Valorous 1851 Sold 1891
HMS Vulture 1843 Sold 1866

Pre 1860 Screw Sloops

HMS Alert 1856 Sold 1896
HMS Ariel 1854 Sold 1865
HMS Conflict 1846 Sold 1863
HMS Cordelia 1856 Scrapped 1870
HMS Cruizer 1852 Sold 1912
HMS Curlew 1854 Sold 1865
HMS Desperate 1849 Scrapped 1865
HMS Falcon 1854 Scrapped 1869
HMS Fawn 1856 Sold 1884
HMS Gannet 1857 Sold 1876
HMS Greyhound 1859 Sold 1906
HMS Harrier 1854 Scrapped 1866
HMS Hornet 1854 Scrapped 1868
HMS Icarus 1858 Sold 1875
HMS Lyra 1857 Scrapped 1876
HMS Malacca 1853 Sold 1869
HMS Mutine 1859 Sold 1870
HMS Pantaloon 1860 Sold 1867
HMS Phoenix 1832 Sold 1864
HMS Plumper 1848 Scrapped 1866
HMS Racer 1857 Scrapped 1876
HMS Rattler 1843 Scrapped 1856
HMS Reynard 1856 Scrapped 1866
HMS Rifleman 1846 Sold 1869
HMS Sharpshooter 1846 Sold 1869
HMS Swallow 1854 Sold 1866

Pre 1860 Paddle Sloops

HMS Alecto 1839 Scrapped 1865
HMS Antelope 1846 Sold 1883
HMS Ardent 1841 Scrapped 1865
HMS Argus 1849 Scrapped 1881
HMS Barracouta 1851 Scrapped 1882
HMS Basilisk 1848 Scrapped 1882
HMS Bulldog 1845 Ran aground during attack on Haiti, 1865. Destroyed by British.
HMS Buzzard 1849 Scrapped 1883
HMS Dee 1832 Scrapped 1872
HMS Devastation 1841 Scrapped 1866
HMS Driver 1840 Wrecked 1861
HMS Fury 1845 Sold 1864
HMS Geyser 1841 Scrapped 1866
HMS Gorgon 1837 Scrapped 1864
HMS Hecate 1839 Sold 1865
HMS Hecla 1839 Sold 1863
HMS Hermes 1835 Scrapped 1864
HMS Hydra 1838 Sold 1870
HMS Infernal 1843 Renamed Eclair 2844, Renamed Rosamond 1846.  Scrapped 1865.
HMS Inflexible 1845 Sold 1864
HMS Medea 1833 Sold 1867
HMS Oberon 1847 Sold 1880
HMS Prometheus 1839 Sold 1863
HMS Rhadamanthus 1832 Scrapped 1864
HMS Salamander 1832 Scrapped 1883
HMS Scourge 1844 Scrapped 1865
HMS Sphynx 1846 Scrapped 1881
HMS Spiteful 1842 Sold 1883
HMS Stromboli 1839 Sold 1866
HMS Styx 1841 Scrapped 1866
HMS Trident 1845 Scrapped 1866
HMS Triton 1846 Sold 1873
HMS Vesuvius 1839 Sold 1865
HMS Virago 1842 Scrapped 1876
HMS Vixen 1841 Sold 1862
HMS Volcano 1836 Scrapped 1894

Pre 1860 Sailing Sloops

Ships shown with grey background were in reserve or were similarly ineffective by 1860.

HMS Actaeon 1831 Sold 1889
HMS Camilla 1847 Foundered March 1861?

HMS Camilla, Canton River, 1858.

Several sources mention different dates for the loss of HMS Camilla, some say September 1860, others say March 1861.  Certainly it was not before 1860.

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H Hawkes, Commander R.N.

HM Brig Camilla was lost in a typhoon in the China seas on her voyage to Japan, 1860.  She had left Plymouth in 1856 with the following officers on board, but never returned.

Commander G Colville - lost, Lieutenant H Hawkes - lost, Lieutenant Andrew - became Commander, Surgeon Girvan - lost, Master Read (or Reid) - became Master, Paymaster Hooper - became Paymaster, Mate Kellett - lost?, Midshipman Hare - became Lieutenant, Midshipman Thackeray - lost, Midshipman Macdonnell - lost, Nav Cad Berner - became Lieutenant, Nav Cad Markham - became Lieutenant.

We know all hands were lost in this incident, so the list is confusing in that the officers here marked as lost were certainly lost with the Camilla, but it is unclear whether the officers with new ranks were no longer with the Camilla when the ship was lost, or whether they had been promoted before being lost with the ship.  In the four or five years since leaving Plymouth, it is likely that at least some of the officers would have left the ship in one way or another - we know from the obituary for example that Commander Colville himself Captained HMS Niger before returning to HMS Camilla during this time.

A report (or more likely an obituary) from the time on Commander Colville of HMS Camilla:

The distressing loss of her Majesty's ship Camilla, with all hands on board, in a typhoon off the coast of Japan, is already known to the public.  No further particulars have, as yet, transpired, and probably never will.  The officer commanding the sloop, Commander George Twistleton Colville R.N., was the second surviving son of Frederick Charles Aston Colville, Esq., of Barton House, Warwickshire, by his wife, Mary, sister to Chandos, late Lord Leigh, and was a scion of the ancient cavalier house of Colville, of Newton Colville.  He was born in 1826, and entered the Royal Navy in 1839.  He joined as a Midshipman aboard the Talbot in the spring of 1840, and in the same year was present at the bombardment of St. Jean d'Acre, for which he received two medals.  After further service, he was appointed Gunnery Lieutenant on board the Rodney, from which ship he acted as its senior Lieutenant in the siege operations, and commanded a battery of the Naval Brigade before Sebastopol with great distinction, and was seized with Crimean fever, from which he was not expected to recover.  He was also at the battle of Inkerman, for which he had a clasp.  For his gallant conduct throughout he received an English and Turkish medal, and was created an officer of the Imperial Order of Mejidie.  In the summer of 1856 he was appointed, as Commander, to the Camilla, and sailed almost directly for China; and while there, in March, 1859, he was appointed acting Captain of the Niger steam-sloop, and he immediately afterwards went on a cruising expedition, which important service he so gallantly and successfully carried out that his despatch on the occasion was published by Government, accompanied by a letter from Admiral Sir Michael Seymour urging his claims for promotion.  During the latter part of 1859 and the commencement of the year following, Colville continued to be engaged in important duty in the China Seas, whence it was his sad fate never to return.  Commander Colville, who was much and deservedly esteemed for his professional talents, amiable disposition, and many other qualities, is deeply regretted by his family and numerous friends.  He marked for promotion to the rank of Post Captain on the 26th ult.

HMS Calypso 1845 Scrapped 1866
HMS Eurydice 1843 Foundered 1878
HMS Frolic 1842 Sold 1864
HMS Alarm 1845 Sold 1904
HMS Alligator 1821 Sold 1865
HMS Amethyst 1844 Sold 1869
HMS Andromache 1832 Scrapped 1875
HMS Calliope 1837 Scrapped 1883
HMS Carysfort 1836 Sold 1861
HMS Cleopatra 1835 Scrapped 1862
HMS Conway 1832 Scrapped 1871
HMS Creole 1845 Scrapped 1875
HMS Crocodile 1825 Sold 1861
HMS Daphne 1838 Sold 1864
HMS Dido 1836 Sold 1903
HMS Diamond 1848 Sold 1885
HMS Egeria 1807 Scrapped 1865
HMS Iris 1841 Sold 1869
HMS Juno 1843 Foundered 1880
HMS Niobe 1849 Sold 1862
HMS Samarang 1822 Sold 1883
HMS Sapphire 1827 Sold 1864
HMS Spartan 1841 Sold 1862
HMS Talbot 1824 Sold 1896
HMS Vestal 1833 Scrapped 1862
HMS Arachne 1847 Scrapped 1866
HMS Champion 1824 Scrapped 1867
HMS Columbine 1826 Sold 1892
HMS Comus 1828 Scrapped 1862
HMS Electra 1837 Sold 1862
HMS Enterprise 1848 Sold 1903
HMS Favourite 1829 Sold 1905
HMS Hazard 1837 Scrapped 1866
HMS Hyacinth 1829 Scrapped 1871
HMS Larne 1829 Scrapped 1866
HMS Modeste 1837 Sold 1866
HMS Racehorse 1830 Sold 1901
HMS Terpsichore 1847 Scrapped 1866

Pre 1860 Sailing Frigates

Ships shown with grey background were in reserve or were similarly ineffective by 1860.

HMS Active 1845 Sold 1908
HMS Cambrian 1842 Sold 1892
HMS Chichester 1843 Sold 1889
HMS Indefatigable 1848 Sold 1914
HMS Nankin 1850 Scrapped 1905
HMS Africaine 1828 Scrapped 1903
HMS Aigle 1801 Sold 1870
HMS Amazon 1821 Sold 1863
HMS Amphitrite 1816 Scrapped 1875
HMS Andromeda 1829 Sold 1863
HMS Arethusa 1817 Scrapped 1883
HMS Belvidera 1809 Sold 1906
HMS Blanche 1819 Scrapped 1865
HMS Brilliant 1814 Sold 1908
HMS Briton 1812 Scrapped 1860
HMS Cerberus 1827 Scrapped 1866
HMS Circe 1827 Sold 1922
HMS Clyde 1828 Sold 1904
HMS Daedalus 1826 Sold 1911
HMS Diana 1822 Scrapped 1874
HMS Endymion 1797 Scrapped 1868
HMS Fisgard 1819 Scrapped 1879
HMS Flora 1844 Sold 1891
HMS Hamadryad 1823 Sold 1905
HMS Hebe 1826 Scrapped 1873
HMS Hotspur 1828 Sold 1902
HMS Isis 1819 Sold 1867
HMS Jupiter 1813 Scrapped 1870
HMS Lancaster 1823 Sold 1864
HMS Latona 1821 Scrapped 1875
HMS Lavinia 1806 Sunk 1868
HMS Leda 1828 Sold 1906
HMS Leonidas 1807 Sold 1894
HMS Lively 1813 Sold 1862
HMS Madagascar 1822 Sold 1863
HMS Maeander 1840 Wrecked 1870
HMS Melampus 1820 Sold 1906
HMS Mercury 1826 Sold 1906
HMS Minerva 1820 Sold 1895
HMS Nemesis 1826 Scrapped 1866
HMS Pique 1834 Sold 1910
HMS Portland 1822 Sold 1862
HMS Prosperine 1830 Sold 1864
HMS Sirius 1813 Scrapped 1862
HMS Southampton 1820 Sold 1912
HMS Stag 1830 Scrapped 1866
HMS Sybille 1847 Scrapped 1866
HMS Thalia 1830 Scrapped 1867
HMS Thisbe 1824 Sold 1892
HMS Trincomalee 1817 Became Training Ship Foudroyant 1903.  Preserved at Hartlepool.
HMS Unicorn 1824 Preserved at Dundee.
HMS Vernon 1832 Sold 1893
HMS Winchester 1822 Sold 1921
HMS Worcester 1844 Scrapped 1885

Sir Baldwin Walker  designed  Wooden Screw Frigates  VIEW CLASS

HMS Diadem 14th October 1856 Scrapped soon after 1875
HMS Doris 23rd May 1857 Sold in 1885
HMS Ariadne 4th June 1859 Sold for Scrap 1922
HMS Galatea 14th September 1859 Scrapped 1882
HMS Mersey 13th August 1858 Sold 1875
HMS Orlando 12th June 1858 Sold 1871

IMMORTALITE Class Wooden Screw Frigates       VIEW CLASS

HMS Immortalite 25th October 1859 Scrapped 1883
HMS Bristol 12th February 1861 Sold in 1883
HMS Glasgow 28th march 1861 Sold in 1884
HMS Newcastle 16th October 1860 Sold 1929
HMS Undaunted 1st January 1861 Sold 1882

Converted 4th Rate sailing Frigates    VIEW CLASS

HMS Narcissus 26th October 1859 Scrapped soon after 1883
HMS Arethusa 20th June 1849 Scrapped 1934
HMS Constance 12th March 1846 Sold in 1875
HMS Octavia 18th August 1849 Scrapped 1876
HMS Sutlej 17th April 1855 Scrapped 1869
HMS Aurora 22nd June 1861 Broken up in 1881
HMS Endymion 18th November 1865 Scrapped soon after 1885

Unarmoured Iron Frigates

HMS Inconstant 12th November 1868 Broken up in 1956.
HMS Raleigh 1st March 1873 Sold 1905
HMS Shah September 1873 Sold 1919

 BAROSSA OR JASON Wooden Screw Corvettes

HMS Jason 10th November 1859 Scrapped 1877
HMS Barossa 10th March 1860 Scrapped  1877

Crew of HMS Barossa, 1871.

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HMS Orestes 18th August 1860 Scrapped 1866
HMS Orpheus 23rd June 1860 Wrecked 7th February 1863
HMS Rattlesnake 9th July 1861 Broken up in 1880/1881
HMS Wolverine 29th August 1863 Sold in 1905

HMS Wolverine, 1864.

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 JUNO  Wooden Screw Corvettes  VIEW CLASS

HMS Juno 28th November 1867 Scrapped 1887
HMS Thalia 14th July 1869 Scrapped  1920

 Eclipse  Wooden Screw Corvettes  VIEW CLASS

HMS Eclipse 14th November 1867 Scrapped 1921
HMS Blanche 17th August 1867 Sold 1886
HMS Danae 21st May 1867 Scrapped 1906
HMS Dido 23rd October 1869 Scrapped 1922
HMS Sirius 24th April 1868 Sold 1885
HMS Spartan 24th November 1868 Sold in 1882
HMS Tenedos 13th May 1870 Sold in 1887

 BRITON Class  Wooden Screw Corvettes                View Class

HMS Briton 6th November 1869 Scrapped 1887 / 1890
HMS Druid 13th march 1869 Sold 1886
HMS Thetis 26th October 1871 Sold 1887

 VOLAGE Class  Iron Screw Corvettes                     View Class

HMS Volage 27th February 1869 Sold 1904
HMS Active 13th march 1869 Sold 1906
HMS Rover 12th August 1874 Sold 1893

  AMETHYST Wooden Screw Corvettes   VIEW CLASS

HMS Amethyst 19th April 1873 Sold 1887
HMS Diamond 26th August 1874 Sold 1889
HMS Encounter 1st January 1873 Sold 1888
HMS Modeste 23rd May 1873 Sold 1888
HMS Sapphire 24th September 1874 Sold 1892

  BACCHANTE CLASS iron Screw Corvettes           View Class

HMS Bacchante 19th October 1876 Sold 1897
HMS Boadicea 16th October 1875 Sold 1905
HMS Euryalus 31st January 1877 Sold 1897

  COMUS CLASS Steel Corvettes                    View Class

HMS Comus 3rd April 1878 Sold 1904
HMS Carysfort 26th September 1878 Sold 1899
HMS Champion 1st July 1878 Sold 1931
HMS Cleopatra 1st August 1878 Sold 1899
HMS Conquest 28th October 1878 Sold 1904
HMS Curacoa 18th April 1878 Sold 1899
HMS Constance 9th June 1880 Sold 1899
HMS Canada 26th August 1881 Sold 1897
HMS Cordelia 25th October 1881 Sold 1904

  SATELLITE CLASS Corvettes  VIEW CLASS

HMS Satellite 13th August 1881 Sold 1904
HMS Caroline 25th November 1882 Sold 1929
HMS Heroine 3rd December 1881 Sold 1902
HMS Hyacinth 20th December 1881 Sold 1902
HMS Rapid 21st March 1883 Sold 1948
HMS Pylades 5th November 1884 Sold 1906
HMS Royalist 7th March 1883 Transferred to Ireland, 1923

  CALYPSO CLASS Steel Corvettes               View Class

HMS Calypso 7th June 1883 Sold 1922
HMS Calliope 24th July 1884 Sold 1951

  CAMELEON CLASS Wooden Screw Sloops

HMS Cameleon 23rd February 1860 Sold 1883
HMS Chanticleer 9th February 1861 Sold 1878
HMS Pelican 9th July 1860 Sold 1867
HMS Reindeer 29th March 1866 Broken up 1876
HMS Rinaldo 26th March 1860 Sold 1884
HMS Rattler 18th March 1862 Wrecked 24th September 1868
HMS Perseus 21st August 1861 Sold 1931
HMS Zebra 13th November 1860 Sold 1873

  ROSARIO CLASS Wooden Screw Sloops

HMS Rosario 17th October 1860 Sold 1992
HMS Rapid 29th November 1860 Scrapped 1881
HMS Royalist 14th December 1861 Broken up 1875
HMS Peterel 10th November 1860 Sold 1901
HMS Shearwater 17th October 1861 Broken up 1877
HMS Columbine 2nd April 1862 Broken up 1875
HMS Africa 14th February 1862 Sold to China, 13th August 1862

  AMAZON CLASS Wooden Screw Sloops

HMS Amazon 23rd May 1865 Sunk in collision, 10th July 1866

HMS Amazon, 1865.

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HMS Daphne 23rd October 1866 Sold 1882
HMS Dryad 25th September 1866 Sold 1885

HMS Dryad, 1866.

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HMS Niobe 31st May 1866 Wrecked, Miquelon Island, 21st May 1874
HMS Nymphe 24th November 1866 Sold 1882
HMS Vestal 16th November 1865 Sold 1884

HMS Vestal, 1865.

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  FANTOME CLASS Composite Screw Sloops

HMS Fantome 26th March 1873 Sold 1889
HMS Albatross 24th July 1873 Broken up 1899

HMS Albatross, 1874.

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HMS Daring 4th February 1874 Sold 1889
HMS Egeria 1st November 1873 Sold 1911

HMS Egeria, 1874.

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HMS Egeria at Keyham

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HMS Flying Fish 27th November 1873 Sold 1888
HMS Sappho 20th October 1873 Sold 1887

  OSPREY / DOTEREL CLASS Composite Screw Sloops

HMS Osprey 5th August 1876 Sold 1890
HMS Cormorant 12th September 1877 Scrapped 1949

HMS Cormorant.

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HMS Pelican 26th April 1877 Sold 1901

HMS Pelican, 1877.

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HMS Wild Swan 28th January 1876 Sold 1920
HMS Penguin 25th March 1876 Sold 1924
HMS Doterel 2nd March 1880 Sunk 26th April 1881

HMS Doterel, 1880.

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HMS Dragon  20th May 1878 Sold 1892

HMS Dragon, 1878.

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HMS Espeigle 3rd August 1880 Sold 1921

HMS Espiegle, 1880.

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HMS Gannet 31st August 1878 Paid off 1895.  Became training ship HMS President 1904.  Became a private training school 1911.  Given to Maritime Trust in 1968 for preservation.  Restored 2003/04.

HMS Gannet, 1878.

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HMS Kingfisher 16th December 1879 Sold 1919

HMS Kingfisher, 1879.

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HMS Miranda 30th September 1879 Sold 1892
HMS Mutine 20th July 1880 Sold 1921
HMS Pegasus 13th June 1878 Sold 1892
HMS Phoenix 16th September 1879 Wrecked 12th September 1882

  DOLPHIN CLASS Composite Screw Sloops

HMS Dolphin 9th December 1882 Sold 1925

HMS Dolphin, 1882.

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HMS Wanderer 8th February 1883 Sold 1907

HMS Wanderer, 1883.

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  MARINER CLASS Composite Screw Sloops

HMS Mariner 23rd June 1884 Sold 1929
HMS Acorn 6th September 1884 Sold 1889

HMS Acorn, 1884.

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HMS Icarus 27th July 1885 Sold 1903

HMS Icarus, 1885.

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HMS Melita 20th March 1888 Sold 1920

HMS Melita, 1888.

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HMS Racer 6th August 1884 Sold 1928

HMS Racer, 1884.

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HMS Racer.

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HMS Reindeer 14th November 1883 Sold 1924

  NYMPHE CLASS Composite Screw Sloops

HMS Nymphe 1st May 1888 Sold 1920

HMS Nymphe, 1889.

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HMS Buzzard 10th May 1887 Sold 1921
HM Daphne 29th May 1888 Sold 1904
HMS Swallow 27th October 1885 Sold 1904

  BEAGLE CLASS Steel Screw Sloops

HMS Beagle 28th February 1889 Sold 1905
HMS Basilisk 6th April 1889 Sold 1905

HMS Basilisk - Name History

The eighth “Basilisk” was an 8-gun twin-screw sloop, launched at Sheerness in 1889.  She was of 1170 tons, 200 horsepower, and 14 knots speed.  Her length, beam, and draught were 208ft, 30ft, and 13ft.  In 1905 the “Basilisk” was sold

  ALERT CLASS Steel Screw Sloops

HMS Alert 28th December 1894 Sold 1926

HMS Alert - Name History

The seventeenth “Alert” is a 6-gun screw sloop launched at Sheerness in 1894.  She is of 960 tons, 1400 horsepower, and 13 knots speed.  Her length, beam, and draught were 180ft, 32ft, and 12ft.

           In December 1902 the “Alert”, commanded by commander John B. Eustace, was one of a combined Anglo-German fleet under Commodore R. A. J. Montgomerie, with his broad pennant in “Charybdis,” which established a blockade of the Venezuelan coast.  These retaliatory measures were taken on account of outrages on British ships, for which no satisfaction could be obtained. The boats of the fleet took nine Venezuelan gunboats or small craft; the “alert” seized the “Zumbador” in the gulf of Paria, and two were taken to sea and sunk.  President Castro immediately imprisoned all the British and German subjects in Venezuela, but he was forced to release them by the American consul.  A British merchantman was seized by the mob at Puerto Cabello, but two ships at once went there, and having released the vessel, bombarded the fort.  After eight weeks blockade in which the British and German vessels divided the coast between them, the Venezuelans consented to arrangements, which brought the blockade to a conclusion.  A small Italian force also assisted in the blockade.

           Although at one time dismantled and laid up at Bermuda, she was brought forward for service, and in 1910 and later years the “Alert” under various commanding officers, was employed in the suppression of the gun-running traffic in the Persian Gulf.
HMS Torch 28th December 1894 Sold 1920

  PHOENIX CLASS Steel Screw Sloops

HMS Phoenix 25th April 1895 Capsized 1906

HMS Phoenix, 1905.

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HMS Algerine 6th June 1895 Sold 1919

HMS Algerine, 1904.

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  CONDOR CLASS Steel Screw Sloops   VIEW CLASS

HMS Condor 17th December 1898 Foundered 1901
HMS Mutine 1st March 1900 Sold 1932
HMS Rinaldo 25th May 1900 Sold 1921
HMS Rosario 17th December 1898 Sold 1921
HMS Shearwater 10th February 1900 Sold 1922
HMS Vestal 10th February 1900 Sold 1921

  CADMUS CLASS Steel Screw Sloops

HMS Cadmus 29th April 1903 Sold 1921
HMS Clio 14th March 1903 Sold 1920
HMS Espiegle 8th December 1900 Sold 1923

HMS Espiegle, 1902.

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HMS Fantome 23rd March 1901 Sold 1925
HMS Merlin 30th November 1901 Sold 1923
HMS Odin 30th November 1901 Sold 1920
 
HMS Shannon 11th November 1875 Sold in December 1899.

Nelson Class Armoured Cruisers    View Class

HMS Nelson 4th November 1876 Sold July 1910.
HMS Northampton 18th November 1876 Sold April 1905.

Emerald Class Armoured Cruisers    View Class

HMS Emerald 18th August 1876 Sold to breakers 1906.
HMS Garnet 30th June 1877 Sold to breakers 1904.
HMS Opal 9th March 1875 Sold to breakers 1892.
HMS Ruby 9th August 1876 Sold to breakers 1921.
HMS Tourmaline 30th October 1875 Sold to breakers 1921.
HMS Turquoise 22nd April 1876 Sold to breakers 1892.
Leander 2nd Class           View Class
HMS Amphion 13th October 1883 Sold in 1906.
HMS Arethusa 23rd December 1882 Sold in 1905.
HMS Leander 28th October 1882 Sold in 1920.
HMS Phaeton 27th February 1883 Phaeton, harbour service, Plymouth 1904, hulk 1913-1947 Sold in 1947.
Iris 2nd Class                View Class
HMS Iris 12th April 1877 Used for harbour service 1903, Portsmouth, broken up 1905.
HMS Mercury 17th April 1878 Sold and broken up 1919
Mersey 2nd Class            View Class
HMS Mersey 31st March 1885 Sold in 1905.
HMS Severn 29th September 1885 Sold in 1905.
HMS Thames 3rd December 1885 Converted to depot ship. Scuttled in 1947.
HMS Forth 23rd October 1886 Converted to depot ship. Sold in 1921.
Surprise 3rd Class          View Class
HMS Alacrity 28th February 1885 Became despatch vessel. Sold in 1913.
HMS Surprise 17th January 1885 Became despatch vessel, renamed Alacrity 1913, China station until 1919 then broken up. Information from Alfred Maistriaux.
Scout 3rd Class
HMS Fearless 20th arch 1886 Sold in 1905.

HMS Fearless, 1887.

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HMS Scout 30th July 1885 Sold in 1904.
Barracouta 3rd Class           View Class
HMS Barracouta 16th May 1889 Sold in 1905.
HMS Barrosa 16th April 1889 Sold in 1905.
HMS Blanche 6th September 1889 Sold in 1905.
HMS Blonde 22nd October 1889 Sold in 1905.
Imperieuse Class      View Class
HMS Imperieuse 18th December 1883 Flagship on China Station 1889-94 and Pacific Station 1896-99. Became destroyer depot ship at Portland in 1905 renamed Sapphire II. Renamed Imperieuse in 1909. Sold
HMS Warspite 29th January 1884 Flagship Pacific Station 1890-93 then Portguard ship at Queenstown 1893-196. Flagship again 1899-1902. Sold in 1904 and broken up 1906.
Barham Class 3rd Class Cruiser      View Class
HMS Barham 11th September 1889 Sold in 1914.
HMS Bellona  29th August 1890. Commissioned August 1894. Sold in 1906.

Pearl 3rd Class  View Class

HMS Katoomba (ex Pandora) 27th August 1889 Sold in 1906.
HMS Mildura (ex Pelorus) 25th November 1889 Sold in 1906.
HMS Pallas 30th June 1890 Sold in 1906.
HMS Pearl 28th July 1890 Sold in 1906.
HMS Phoebe 1st July 1890 Sold in 1906.
HMS Philomel 28th August 1890 Transferred to New Zealand Navy in 1914. Convoy escort from August 1914 until April 1917. Became depot ship then training hulk in 1921. Sold on 17th January 1947. Scuttled 6th August 1949.
HMS Ringaromma (ex Psyche) 10th December 1889 Sold in 1906.
HMS Tauranga (ex Phoenix) 28th October 1889 Sold in 1920.
HMS Wallaroo (ex Persian) 5th February 1890 Became guardship at Chatham in 1914. Renamed Wallington in March 1919, changing back to original in 1920 before being sold for scrap.
Pelorus 3rd Class   View Class
HMS Pandora 17th January 1900 Sold for scrap in July 1913.
HMS Pelorus 15th December 1896 Served as a depot ship in 1916 before being sold for scrap on 6th May 1920.
HMS Pegasus 4th March 1897 Sunk by gunfire on 20th September 1914.
HMS Perseus 15th July 1897 Sold for scrap on 26th May 1914.
HMS Pactolus 21st December 1896 Served as a depot ship in September 1912 before being sold for scrap on 25th October 1921.
HMS Pioneer 28th June 1899 Served with the Australian Navy from 1st July 1915 and sold in 1924. She was scuttled on 19th February 1931.
HMS Pomone 25th November 1897 Used for harbour service from January 1910 until scrapped in June 1922.
HMS Prometheus 20th October 1898 Sold for scrap on 28th May 1914.
HMS Proserpine 5th December 1896 Sold for scrap on 30th November 1919.
HMS Psyche 19th July 1898 Served with the Australian Navy from 1st July 1915 until sold for scrap in June 1922.
HMS Pyramus 15th May 1897 Sold for scrap on 21st April 1920.
Gem 3rd Class  View Class
HMS Amethyst 5th November 1903 Sold for scrap on 1st October 1920.
HMS Diamond 6th January 1904 Sold for scrap on 9th May 1921.
HMS Sapphire 17th March 1904 Sold for scrap on 9th May 1921.
HMS Topaze 23rd July 1903 Sold for scrap on 22nd September 1921.
Archer Class 3rd Class Cruiser  View Class
HMS Archer 23rd December 1885 Sold for scrap in 1905.
HMS Brisk 8th April 1886 Sold for scrap in 1905.
HMS Cossack 3rd June 1886 Sold for scrap in 1905.
HMS Mohawk 6th February 1886 Sold to breakers 1905.
HMS Porpoise 7th May 1886 Sold for scrap in 1905.
HMS Raccoon 6th May 1887 Sold for scrap in 1905.
HMS Serpent 10th March 1887 Wrecked on 10th November 1890.
HMS Tartar 28th October 1886 Sold for scrap in 1906.
Astraea Class 2nd Class Cruiser  View Class
HMS Astraea 17th March 1893 Sold to breakers 1920.
HMS Bonaventure 2nd December 1892 Sold to breakers 1920.
HMS Cambrian 30th January 1893 Sold to breakers 1923.
HMS Charybdis 15th June 1893 Sold to breakers 1922.
HMS Flora 21st November 1893 Sold to breakers 1922.
HMS Forte 9th December 1893 Sold to breakers 1914.
HMS Fox 15th June 1893 Sold to breakers 1920.
HMS Hermione 7th November 1893 Sold in 1922 became TS Warspite until 1940.
Eclipse Class  View Class
HMS Diana 5th December 1895 Sold for scrap in 1920.
HMS Dido 20th March 1896 Sold for scrap in 1926.
HMS Doris 3rd March 1896 Sold for scrap in 1919.
HMS Eclipse 19th July 1894 Sold in 1921.
HMS Isis 27th June 1896 Sold for scrap in 1920.
HMS Juno 16th November 1895 Sold for scrap in 1920.
HMS Minerva 23rd September 1895 Sold in 1920.
HMS Venus 5th September 1895 Sold in 1921.
HMS Talbot 25th April 1895 Sold for scrap in 1921.

Aeolus Class 2nd Class Cruiser  View Class

HMS Aeolus 13th November 1891 Sold to breakers 1914.
HMS Andromanche 14th August 1890 Sold to breakers 1920.
HMS Apollo 10th February 1891 Sold to breakers 1920.
HMS Brilliant 24th June 1891 Sunk as blockship on 23rd April 1918.
HMS Indefatigable 12th March 1891 Sold to breakers 1913.
HMS Intrepid 20th June 1891 Sunk as blockship on 23rd April 1918.
HMS Iphigenia 19th November 1891 Sunk as blockship on 23rd April 1918.
HMS Latona 22nd May 1890 Sold to breakers 1920.
HMS Melampus 2nd August 1890 Sold to breakers 1910.
HMS Naiad 29th November 1890 Sold to breakers 1922.
HMS Pique 13th December 1890 Sold to breakers 1911.
HMS Rainbow 25th March 1891 Sold
HMS Retribution 6th August 1891 Sold to breakers 1911.
HMS Sappho 9th May 1891 Sold to breakers 1921.
HMS Scylla 17th October 1891 Sold to breakers 1914.
HMS Sirius 27th October 1890 Sunk as blockship on 23rd April 1918.
HMS Spartan 25th February 1891 Sold to breakers 1931.
HMS Sybille 27th December 1890 Wrecked on 16th January 1901.
HMS Terpsichore 30th October 1890 Sold to breakers 1914.
HMS Thetis 13th December 1890 Sunk as blockship on 23rd April 1918.
HMS Tribune 24th February 1891 Sold to breakers 1911.
Marathon Class 2nd Class Cruiser      View Class 
HMS Marathon 23rd August 1888 Sold to breakers 1905.
HMS Magicienne 12th May 1888 Sold to breakers 1905.
HMS Medea 9th June 1888 Sold to breakers 1914.
HMS Medusa 11th August 1888 Sold to breakers 1920.
HMS Melpomene 20th September 1888 Sold to breakers 1905.

Orlando Class Armoured Cruisers  View Class

HMS Aurora 28th October 1887 Sold on 2nd October 1907.
HMS Australia  25th November 1886 Sold 4th April 1905.
HMS Galatea 10th March 1887 Sold 4th April 1905.
HMS Immortalite 7th July 1887 Sold 1st January 1907.
HMS Narcissus 15th December 1886 Sold 11th September 1906.
HMS Orlando 3rd August 1886 Sold 11th July 1905.
HMS Undaunted 25th November 1886 Sold 9th April 1907.
Blake Class Armoured Cruisers    View Class
HMS Blake 23rd November 1889 Used as a depot ship in August 1907 and then broken up 9th June 1922.
HMS Blenheim 5th July 1890 Used as a depot ship in May 1908 and then broken up 13th July 1926.
Edgar Class Armoured Cruisers   View Class
HMS Crescent 30th March 1892 Used as a depot ship in 1917 and then broken up 22nd September 1921.
HMS Edgar 24th November 1890 Broken up 9th May 1921.
HMS Endymion 22nd July 1891 Broken up 16th March 1921.
HMS Gibraltar 27th April 1892 Used as a depot ship in June 1915 and then broken up September 1923.
HMS Grafton 30th January 1892 Broken up 1st July 1920.
HMS Hawke 11th March 1891 Sunk by torpedo 15th October 1914.
HMS Royal Arthur 26th February 1891 Used as a depot ship in 1915 and then broken up 22nd September 1921.
HMS St George 23rd June 1892 Used as a depot ship in March 1910 and then broken up 1st July 1920.
HMS Theseus 8th September 1892 Broken up 1921 and then resold 8th November 1921.
Powerful Class Armoured Cruisers  View Class
HMS Powerful 24th July 1895 Used for harbour service in 1912. Sold for scrapping 31st August 1929.
HMS Terrible 27th May 1895 Disarmed 1915, used for harbour service in January 1918 and then sold for scrapping July 1932.

Diadem Class

HMS Amphitrite5th January 1898Became minelayer in 1917. Sold for scrap 12th April 1920.
HMS Andromeda30th April 1897Renamed Powerful II, 23rd Septermber 1913.
HMS Argonaut24th January 1898Sold for scrap 18th May 1920, scrapped 4th September 1921.
HMS Ariadne22nd April 1898Became minelayer in March 1917. Sunk 26th July 1917.
HMS Diadem21st October 1896Sold for scrap 9th May 1921.
HMS Europa20th March 1897Sold for scrap 15th September 1920.
HMS Niobe20th February 1897Transferred to Canada, 6th September 1910.
HMS Spartiate27th October 1898Renamed Fisgard June 1915.

Cressy Class

HMS Aboukir16th May 1900Sunk by U-9, 22 September 1914
HMS Bacchante21st February 1901Sold for scrap 1st July 1920.
HMS Cressy4th December 1899Sunk 22nd September 1914.
HMS Euryalus20th May 1901Became minelayer in 1918. Sold for scrap 1st July 1920.
HMS Hogue13th August 1900Sunk 22nd September 1914.
HMS Sutlej18th November 1899Sold for scrap 9th May 1921. Scrapped 15th August 1924.

Drake Class

HMS Drake5th March 1901Sunk 2nd October 1917.
HMS Good Hope21st February 1901Sunk with the loss of entire crew of 900 on 1st November 1914
HMS King Alfred28th October 1901Sold for scrap 30th January 1920.
HMS Leviathan3rd July 1901Sold for scrap 3rd March 1920.

Monmouth Class

HMS Bedford31st August 1901Wrecked 21st August 1910
HMS Berwick20th September 1902Sold for scrap 1st July 1920
HMS Cornwall29th October 1902Sold for scrap 7th July 1920
HMS Cumberland16th December 1902Sold for scrap 9th May 1921
HMS Donegal4th September 1902Sold for scrap 1st July 1920
HMS Essex29th August 1901Sold for scrap 8th November 1921
HMS Kent6th March 1901Sold for scrap June 1920
HMS Lancaster22nd March 1902Sold for scrap 3rd March 1920
HMS Monmouth13th November 1901Sunk 1st November 1914 at the Battle of Coronel with the loss of all hands.
HMS Suffolk15th January 1903Sold for scrap 1st July 1920

Devonshire Class

HMS Antrim8th October 1903Sold for scrap 19th December 1922
HMS Argyll3rd March 1904Wrecked 28th October 1915
HMS Carnarvon7th October 1903Sold for scrap 8th November 1921
HMS Devonshire30th April 1904Sold for scrap 9th May 1921
HMS Hampshire24th September 1903Sunk 5th June 1916
HMS Roxburgh19th January 1904Sold for scrap 8th November 1921

Duke of Edinburgh Class

HMS Black Prince8th November 1904Sunk with all hands (857) at the Battle of Jutland, 31st May 1916.
HMS Duke of Edinburgh14th June 1904Sold for scrap 12th April 1920

Warrior Class

HMS Achilles17th June 1905Sold for scrap 9th May 1921
HMS Cochrane28th May 1905Wrecked 14th November 1918
HMS Natal30th September 190530 December 1915 blown up by internal explosion at Cromarty Firth
HMS Warrior25th November 1905Disabled at the Battle of Jutland, 31st May 1916, foundered and sank 1st June 1916.

Minotaur Class

HMS Defence24th January 1907Sunk 31st May 1916
HMS Minotaur6th June 1906Sold for scrap 12th April 1920
HMS Shannon20th September 1906Sold for scrap 12th December 1922
Light Cruisers

Arrogant Class

HMS Arrogant26th May 1896Sold for scrap 11th October 1923
HMS Furious3rd December 1896Renamed June 1915
HMS Gladiator18th December 1896Sold for scrap 5th August 1909
HMS Vindictive9th December 1897Scrapped 1920

Hermes Class

HMS Hermes7th April 1898Sunk 31st October 1914
HMS Highflyer4th June 1898Sold for scrap 10th June 1921
HMS Hyacinth27th October 1898Sold for scrap 11th October 1923

Adventure Class

HMS Adventure8th September 1904Sold for scrap 3rd March 1920
HMS Attentive24th November 1904Originally to be named Eddystone, but altered prior to construction. Sold for scrap 12th April 1920

Forward Class

HMS Foresight8th October 1904Sold for scrap 3rd March 1920
HMS Forward27th August 1904Sold for scrap 27th July 1921

Pathfinder Class

HMS Pathfinder16th July 1904Sunk 5th September 1914
HMS Patrol13th October 1904Sold for scrap 21st April 1920

Sentinel Class

HMS Sentinel19th April 1904Sold for scrap 18th January 1923
HMS Skirmisher7th February 1905Sold for scrap 3rd March 1920

Boadicea Class

HMS Bellona20th March 1909Sold for scrap 9th May 1921
HMS Boadicea14th May 1908Sold for scrap 13th July 1926

Blonde Class

HMS Blanche25th November 1909Sold for scrap 27th July 1921
HMS Blonde22nd July 1910Sold for scrap 6th May 1920

Active Class

HMS Active14th March 1911Sold for scrap 21st April 1920
HMS Amphion4th December 1911Sunk 6th August 1914
HMS Fearless12th June 1912Sold for scrap 8th November 1921

Bristol Class

HMS Bristol23rd February 1910Sold for scrap 9th May 1921
HMS Glasgow30th September 1909Sold for scrap 29th April 1927
HMS Gloucester28th October 1909Sold for scrap 9th May 1921
HMS Liverpool30th October 1909Sold for scrap 8th November 1921
HMS Newcastle25th November 1909Sold for scrap 9th May 1921

Weymouth Class

HMS Dartmouth14th December 1910Sold for scrap 13th December 1930
HMS Falmouth20th September 1910Sunk 19th August 1916
HMS Weymouth18th November 1910Sold for scrap 2nd October 1928
HMS Yarmouth12th April 1911Sold for scrap 2nd July 1929

Chatham Class

HMAS Brisbane30th September 1915Sold for scrap 16th June 1936
HMS Chatham9th November 1911To New Zealand 11th September 1920. Sold for scrap 13th July 1926
HMS Dublin30th April 1912Sold for scrap July 1926
HMAS Melbourne30th May 1912Sold for scrap 8th December 1928
HMS Southampton11th May 1912Sold for scrap 13th July 1926
HMAS Sydney29th August 1912Scrapped April 1929

Birmingham Class

HMAS Adelaide27th July 1918Sold for scrap January 1949
HMS Birmingham7th May 1913Scrapped 12th March 1931
HMS Lowestoft23rd April 1913Sold for scrap 8th January 1931
HMS Nottingham18th April 1913Sunk 19th August 1916

Arethusa Class

HMS Arethusa25th October 1913Wrecked 11th February 1916
HMS Aurora30th September 1913To Canada 1st November 1920 as HMCS Aurora, paid off 1921 and disarmed 1922. Sold August 1927
HMS Galatea14th May 1914Sold for scrap 25th October 1921
HMS Inconstant6th July 1914Sold for scrap 9th June 1922
HMS Penelope25th August 1914Sold for scrap October 1924
HMS Phaeton21st October 1914Sold for scrap 16th January 1923
HMS Royalist14th January 1915Sold for scrap 24th August 1922
HMS Undaunted28th April 1914Sold for scrap 9th April 1923

Caroline Class

HMS Caroline29th September 1914
HMS Carysfort14th November 1914Scrapped October 1931
HMS Cleopatra14th January 1915Sold for scrap 26th June 1931
HMS Comus16th December 1914Sold for scrap 28th July 1934
HMS Conquest20th January 1915Sold for scrap 29th August 1930
HMS Cordelia23rd February 1914Sold for scrap 31st July 1923

Calliope Class

HMS Calliope17th December 1914Sold for scrap 28th August 1931
HMS Champion29th May 1915Sold for scrap 28th July 1934

Birkenhead Class

HMS Birkenhead18th January 1915Sold for scrap 26th October 1921
HMS Chester8th December 1915Sold for scrap 9th November 1921

Cambrian Class

HMS Cambrian3rd March 1916Sold for scrap 28th July 1934
HMS Canterbury21st December 1915Sold for scrap 27th July 1934
HMS Castor28th July 1915Sold for scrap 30th July 1936
HMS Constance12th September 1915Sold for scrap 8th June 1936

Centaur Class

HMS Centaur6th January 1916Sold for scrap February 1934
HMS Concord1st April 1916Sold for scrap 16th September 1935

Caledon Class

HMS Caledon25th November 1916Sold for scrap 22nd January 1948
HMS Calypso24th January 1917Sunk 12th June 1940
HMS Caradoc23rd December 1916Scrapped March 1946
HMS Cassandra25th November 1916Sunk 5th December 1918

Ceres Class

HMS Cardiff12th April 1917Sold for scrap 23rd January 1946
HMS Ceres24th March 1917Sold for scrap 5th April 1946
HMS Coventry6th July 1917Sunk 14th September 1942
HMS Curacoa5th May 1917Sunk 2nd October 1942
HMS Curlew5th July 1917Sunk 26th May 1940

Capetown Class

HMS Cairo19th November 1918Sunk 12th August 1942
HMS Calcutta9th July 1918Sunk 1st June 1941
HMS Capetown28th June 1919Sold for scrap 5th April 1946
HMS Carlisle9th July 1918Scrapped 1949
HMS Colombo18th December 1918Sold for scrap 22nd January 1948

D Class

HMS Danae26th January 1918Loaned to Poland as ORP Conrad between 4th October 1944 and 28th September 1946.
HMS Dauntless10th April 1918Sold for scrap April 1946
HMS Delhi23rd August 1918Sold for scrap 5th March 1948
HMS Despatch24th September 1919Sold for scrap 5th April 1946
HMS Diomede29th April 1919Sold for scrap 5th April 1946
HMS Dragon29th December 1917Loaned to Poland (Dragon) January 1943
HMS Dunedin19th November 1918Sunk 24th November 1941
HMS Durban28th May 1919Sunk 9th June 1944

E Class

HMS Emerald19th May 1920Sold for scrap 23rd July 1948
HMS Enterprise23rd December 1919Sold for scrap 11th April 1946
 
New Birmingham or Cavendish Class  View Class
HMS Effingham 8th June 1921 Wrecked 17th May 1940.
HMS Frobisher 20th March 1920 Broken up 1949.
HMS Hawkins 1st October 1917 Broken up 1947.
HMS Raleigh 28th August 1918 Wrecked after running aground on 8th August 1922.
HMS Vindictive ( ex HMS Cavendish ) 17th January 1918 Converted to a cruiser (HMS Vindictive) 1923-25. Broken up 1946.

Kent Class

HMS Berwick30th March 1926Scrapped 12th July 1948
HMS Cornwall11th March 1926Sunk 5th April 1942
HMS Cumberland16th March 1926Scrapped 1959
HMS Kent16th March 1926Scrapped January 1948
HMS Suffolk16th February 1926Scrapped June 1948

London Class

HMS Devonshire22nd October 1927Scrapped 1954
HMS London14th September 1927Scrapped 1950
HMS Shropshire5th July 1928To Australia (Shropshire) 1943.
HMS Sussex22nd February 1928Scrapped 1950

Norfolk Class

HMS Dorsetshire29th January 1929Sunk 5th April 1942
HMS Norfolk12th December 1928Scrapped 1950

York Class

HMS Exeter18th July 1929Sunk 1st March 1942
HMS York17th July 1928Abandoned 22nd May 1941. Wreck scrapped 1952.

Leander Class

HMS Achilles1st September 1932Launched 1st September 1932. Transferred to India 5th July 1948 as Dehli.
HMS Ajax1st March 1934Scrapped 1949
HMS, HMNZS Leander24th September 1931On loan to New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy on 30th April 1937 which, in 1941, became the Royal New Zealand Navy. She was returned to the Royal Navy 27th August 1945. Scrapped 1949.
HMS Neptune31st January 1933Sunk 19th December 1941
HMS Orion24th November 1932Scrapped 19th July 1949.
Perth Class
HMAS Hobart (ex Apollo) 9th October 1934 Broken up 1962.
HMAS Perth (ex Amphion) 27th July 1934 Sunk 1st March 1941.
HMAS Sydney (ex Phaeton) 22nd September 1934 Sunk 19th November 1941.

Arethusa Class

HMS Arethusa6th March 1934Scrapped 1950
HMS Aurora20th August 1936Sold to China (Chung King) 19th May 1948.
HMS Galatea9th August 1934Sunk 14th December 1941
HMS Penelope15th October 1935Sunk 18th February 1944

Southampton Class

HMS Birmingham1st September 1936Scrapped 7th September 1960.
HMS Glasgow20th June 1936Scrapped 1958
HMS Newcastle23rd January 1936Scrapped 1959
HMS Sheffield23rd July 1936Scrapped 1967
HMS Southampton10th March 1936Sunk 11th January 1941

Gloucester Class

HMS Gloucester19th October 1937Sunk 22nd May 1941
HMS Liverpool24th March 1937Scrapped 1958
HMS Manchester12th April 1937Sunk 13th August 1942

Edinburgh Class

HMS Belfast17th March 1938Preserved as museum ship in 1971
HMS Edinburgh31st March 1938Sunk 2nd May 1942

Dido Class

HMS Argonaut6th September 1941Scrapped 1955
HMS Bonaventure19th April 1939Sunk by the Italian submarine Ambra 31st March 1941 off Crete.
HMS Charybdis17th September 1940Sunk 23rd October 1943
HMS Cleopatra27th March 1940Scrapped 1958
HMS Dido18th July 1939Scrapped 16th July 1958
HMS Euryalus6th June 1939Scrapped 18th July 1959
HMS Hermione18th May 1939Sunk 16th June 1942
HMS Naiad3rd February 1939Sunk 11th March 1942.
HMS Phoebe25th March 1939Scrapped 1956
HMS Scylla24th July 1940Scrapped 1950
HMS Sirius18th September 1940Scrapped 1956

Fiji Class

HMS Bermuda11th September 1941Scrapped August 1965
HMS Ceylon30th July 1942To Peru (Colonel Bolognesi) 9th February 1960, scrapped 1985.
HMS Fiji31st May 1939Sunk 22nd May 1941
HMS Gambia30th November 1940Scrapped 1968
HMS Jamaica16th November 1940Scrapped 1960
HMS Kenya18th August 1939Scrapped 1962
HMS Newfoundland19th December 1941To Peru (Almirante Grau) 2nd November 1959
HMS Nigeria18th July 1939Transferred to India (Mysore) 29th August 1957.
HMS Trinidad21st March 1940Sunk 15th May 1942
HMS Uganda7th August 1941Scrapped 1961

Bellona Class

HMS Bellona29th September 1942Scrapped 1959
HMS Black Prince27th September 1942To New Zealand 25th May 1946. Returned to Royal Navy control on April 1st 1961. Scrapped at Osaka May 1962.
HMS Diadem26th August 1942To Pakistan (Babur) 1956
HMS Royalist30th May 1942Loaned to Royal New Zealand Navy 1956 until 1966, returned to Royal Navy control in 1967. Scrapped 1968
HMS Spartan27th August 1942Sunk 29th January 1944

Swiftsure Class

HMCS Ontario29th July 1943Launched as HMS Minotaur and transferred to Canada in July 1944 and renamed. Scrapped November 1960.
HMS Swiftsure4th February 1943Scrapped 17th October 1962.

Tiger Class

HMS Blake20th December 1945Sold for scrap 25th August 1982.
HMS Defence2nd September 1944Renamed Lion 8th October 1957.
HMS Superb31st August 1943Scrapped 8th August 1960.
HMS Tiger25th October 1945Scrapped 28th September 1986.