WWI British built County Class light cruiser. I'll have to spend a little time to find out which one.
It's one of the early four funnel sub-class types of the RN & RAN Town class cruisers from WW-I. I can't identify which one, so far...
Hello,you both have the correct era. GrandLogistics.
Sorry, I was about to correct myself.I have a picture of Melbourne in a similar scheme, but it doesn't look quite the same. I do think it is one of the Chatham/Sydney sub-class, because of the high deck house aft.Chatham, Dublin, Southampton, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane
I think it is Devonshire Class.
Devonshire class has higher freeboard and a pronounced ram bow. Definitely a town class.Would really like to get a larger version of the picture.
Hello,that camouflage is clearly having a dazzling effect on everyone. GrandLogistics.
I think we are all in. So what do you have it as?
Hello Chuck Hill,would it help if I said it is not a cruiser? GrandLogistics.
Perhaps Active Class Scout cruiser
A Destroyer leader then, perhaps "M" class
If you want to be dazzled, just go here - to WW2 Cruisers:http://www.world-war.co.uk/index.php3Move over to the Ships menu (between RN Ships & Info). Scroll down to France. Then scroll down the resulting menu to the La Galissonniere class of light cruisers (last menu entry). The webpage thus loaded features the light cruiser FS Gloire in 1943 following her refit in New York. She is simply dazzling!
Maybe Nimrod, most of the Marksman leaders had a higher first stack, but not all.
Chuck,We may be looking at a fast minelayer, much akin to the WW-II Abdiel class which were also known as "mine-laying cruisers".
I'm looking at my trusty copies of the Ian Allan abc "Warships of World War I" series that must be over 40 years old. I'm sure the cruiser section would have included minelaying cruisers too, since it includes German minelaying cruisers Bremse and Brummer.
Hello,I should have been a bit clearer with that last clue.She is not a "proper" cruiser.Chuck Hill is on the right track,she is a scout cruiser.GrandLogistics.
Chuck,She's probably not a light or scout cruiser. Instead, she may be "peace" or colonial cruiser.
Then Boadicea or Belllona; I had already guessed Active Class: Active Amphion, Fearless.
Sorry, BellonaLooking at the mast configuation, I'll withdraw that and say HMS Blonde.
Chuck,The foremast doesn't match those found on Boadicea or Bellona. But the hull form is about right.I also checked possible candidates among pre-WW-I four stacked USN light / scout / peace cruisers and none matched. Obviously, the pictured vessel isn't one of the four stacked Omaha class.
Hello,nobody has it yet.There can't be that many scout cruisers! GrandLogistics.
Chuck,The pictured warship has a bow which approaches that of a clipper bow. HMS Blonde and HMS Blanche had what appear to be semi-ram bows. Perhaps it's a modified light / scout cruiser type which served with Australia, Canada, or New Zealand during WW-I.
HMS Adventure http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Adventure_%281904%29
Hello,Chuck Hill has it,H.M.S.Adventure.Now for something easy. GrandLogistics.
Yep,Chuck's right. I just found her.
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