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Name: ACHILLES
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 22/02/1904
Launched: 17/06/1905
Completed: 22/04/1907
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Yard: Elswick
Yard Number: 750
Dimensions: 13550disp - 14500disp, 480.0 x 73.5 x 27.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (43, 69 & 77 x 42ins), 23500ihp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn Leslie, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 23.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 6 x 1 x 9.2ins, 4 x 1 x 7.5ins, 26 x 1 x 3pdr guns; 3 x 1 x 18.0ins torpedoes
History:
22/04/1907 British Royal Navy
09/05/1920 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Warrior Class of armoured cruisers
1917: Sank the German raider LEOPARD
1918: Classified as a training ship
09/05/1920: Sold for breaking up by TW Ward at Briton Ferry, South Wales


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