HMS Edgar

The Ship

Sold for Scrap 1921

HMS Edgar
Built Devonport Dockyard, laid down June 1889, completed March 1893.

Length 360 feet pp 387 feet 6 inches overall, beam 60 feet, draught 23 feet 9 inches, displacement 7,350 tons load.

2 shaft triple expansion engines, 12,000 ihp, 20 knots

9in gun shields, 6-3in decks

2 x 9.2in 30 cal (2 x 1), 10 x 6in Mk VII (10 x 1), 16 x 3pounder (16 x 1), 4 x 14in TT

World War 1 Service:

1914 10th Cruiser Squadron Northern Patrol.
February 1915 Rearmed and given anti-torpedo bulges.
1915-1916 Dardanelles.
1917 Aegean.
1921 Sold for scrap.

HMS Edgar was one of four of the class modified for service in the Dardanelles by the addition of anti-torpedo bulges, minesweeping gear over the bow and extra stiffening on the hull sides. The 9.2 inch guns were also replaced by single 6 inch guns with the removed guns being fitted in M15 class monitors.

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Postcard series: R Perkins


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