HMS Active


These were the last scout cruisers built for the Royal Navy, as their role was taken over by the new light cruisers of the Town class. They entered service just before the outbreak of the war and are mostly performing rearguard duties.

Ship data

Relative combat value: 351

Basic damage control capacity: 140%


Displacement: 3440 tons

Length: 124 m

Width: 13 m

Draught: 4 m

Standard crew: 325


Maximum speed (undamaged): 25 knots

Endurance: 5022 km

Coal capacity: 970 tons

Armour protection

Conning tower armour: 4

Hull armour: 0

Main belt armour: 2 (includes backing slope of deck armour)

Deck armour: 1 (sloped at edges to provide extra belt-level protection)

Best armour type: Steel


10 x 4in BL Mk VII, centrally controlled. Ammo: 1500 rounds

1 x 12-pdr 20cwt HA Mk I, locally controlled. Ammo: 200 rounds

2 x 18in Mk VII Torpedoes, locally controlled. Ammo: 4 torpedoes

Ships in classEdit

  • Active
  • Fearless
  • Amphion (†, mined on August 6 1914 in the Thames estuary, but still available in the game)