HMS Alcantara


The former passenger liner SS Alcantara was taken over by the Royal Navy in 1915 to serve as an auxiliary cruiser. As a part of the 10th Cruiser Squadron, she is one of the armed merchant cruisers which are enforcing the blockade against Germany by closing the entrance of the North Sea to German merchant shipping. With three similar ships, she is forming the Alcantara class.

Ship data

Relative combat value: 576

Basic damage control capacity: 47%


Displacement: 15620 tons

Length: 146 m

Width: 22 m

Draught: 10 m

Standard crew: 400


Maximum speed (undamaged): 17 knots

Endurance: 14824 km

Coal capacity: 1000 tons

Armour protection

Conning tower armour: 0

Hull armour: 0

Main belt armour: 0

Deck armour: 0

Best armour type: None


8 x 6in QF Mk II, centrally controlled. Ammo: 1200 rounds

2 x 6-pdr 8cwt QF Mk Is, locally controlled. Ammo: 400 rounds

Ships in classEdit

  • Alcantara
  • Alsatian
  • Almanzora
  • Arlanza

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