Wednesday, August 8, 2007

A Cornwall class cruiser in Victorian livery

I have usually seen the Cornwall class light armoured cruisers painted gray and with funnel markings. This ship is shown prior to 1904 in typical Victorian livery. The ships were rated at higher speeds, but the original trial speeds were only 21 or 22 knots, probably due to propellor problems. They had 4in side armour and carried 14-6in guns.

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