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HMS Birmingham - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Birmingham

Name : HMS Birmingham
Laid Down : 10th June 1912
Launched : 7th May 1913
Completed : January 1914
Type : Cruiser
Class : Birmingham
Builder : Armstrong
Country : UK
Sequence : This is the 1st ship with this name.
Pennants :
Fate : Scrapped 12th March 1931

HMS Birmingham. Built at Elswick amd launched 7th May 1913, HMS Birmingham was completed in January 1914. Joined the 1st light cruiser squadron in 1914, and in June of 1914 visited Kiel. During World War One she rammed and sunk U-15 on the 9th of August 1914 as well as sinking two German merchant ships, and also took part in the Dogger Bank action in January 1915. In February 1915 she joined the 2nd Light Cruiser squadron. On the 18th of June HMS Birmingham attacked a u-boat without success and during the battle of Jutland sustained some damage caused by splintering during the night of the battle. After the Great War she became the flagship to the 6th light cruiser squadron 1919 - 1920 then transferred to the Nore during 1920 - 1922. Recommissioned in November 1923 to the Africa Station with the 6th Light Cruiser Squadron as Flagship, relieving HMS Lowestoft. HMS Birmingham served in foreign stations until being sold in 1931.

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HMS Birmingham, 1925.


HMS Birmingham, 1925.


HMS Birmingham, October 1929.


HMS Birmingham, October 1929.


HMS Birmingham


HMS Birmingham at Malta.


Crew members from HMS Birmingham in 1926 at Walvis Bay, Namibia.


Crew from HMS Birmingham


HMS Birmingham.


HMS Birmingham.


HMS Birmingham.


HMS Birmingham.


HMS Birmingham.


HMS Birmingham, Avonmouth Dock

Timeline Entries :


10th June 1912 - Laid down at Armstrong Whitworth, Elswick
7th May 1913 - Launched
February 1914 - Commissioned
16th December 1914 - Participated in the Scarborough Raid
February 1915 - 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron
31st May 1916 - Capt. A.A.M. Duff in Command
31st May 1916 - Took part in the Battle of Jutland
21st February 1919 - Arrived Portsmouth
1st June 1919 - 6th Light Cruiser Squadron Cape Station
19th June 1919 - Commissioned at Portsmouth
2nd July 1919 - Sailed Portsmouth for Sierra Leone
7th August 1919 - Arrived Simonstown
3rd November 1919 - Sailed Monrovia
5th November 1919 - Sailed Sierra Leone for Bathurst
13th December 1919 - Arrived Cape Town
2nd January 1921 - Sailed Lagos for Fernando Po
1st September 1921 - Nore Div. Fleet Reserve Group B
1926 - South Africa Station
1927 - South Africa Station
12th January 1927 - At Capetown
March 1931 - Sold for scrapping
12th March 1931 - Arrived at the yards of Ward, of Pembroke Dock

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HMS Birmingham Commanded by Captain Arthur Duff, Ramming the German Submarine U15 on August 9th 1914 by M G Swanwick (P)

HMS Birmingham Commanded by Captain Arthur Duff, Hitting the Conning Tower of the German Submarine U15.

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Last edited : 15:40, February 28, 2011
By : jbryce1437


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