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Name: EMERALD
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 23/09/1918
Launched: 19/05/1920
Completed: 14/01/1926
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 956
Dimensions: 7550disp - 9350disp, 535.0 x 54.5 x 16.25(draft)ft
Engines: 4 x Steam turbines, Brown-Curtis type, SR geared, 80000shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 33.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 7 x 1 x 6.0ins, 3 x 1 x 4.0ins AA, 2 x 1 x 2pdr AA guns;
4 x 4 x 21.0ins torpedoes; 1 x aircraft & catapult
History:
1926 British Royal Navy
23/07/1948 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Emerald or E Class of cruisers
10/1920: Towed away to Chatham Dockyard for completion
23/06/1948: Sold for breaking up at Troon
05/07/1948: Arrived at Troon for breaking up
09/07/1948: Breaking up commenced by West of Scotland Shipbreaking Co
26/11/1949: Breaking up completed


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