HMS Devonshire


This class of six armoured cruisers was laid down in 1903 and showed some improvements compared to the preceding Monmouth class. A heavier main battery of 7.5" guns was installed to make them more effective against protected targets. They also carry heavier armour and have an increased endurance.

Ship data

Relative combat value: 2313

Basic damage control capacity: 81%


Displacement: 10850 tons

Length: 144 m

Width: 21 m

Draught: 7 m

Standard crew: 655


Maximum speed (undamaged): 22 knots

Endurance: 10562 km

Coal capacity: 1950 tons

Armour protection

Conning tower armour: 12

Hull armour: 2

Main belt armour: 6

Deck armour: 2

Best armour type: Krupp


4 x 7.5in BL Mk I, centrally controlled. Ammo: 600 rounds

6 x 6in BL Mk VII(H), centrally controlled. Ammo: 1200 rounds

2 x 12-pdr 18cwt QF Mk Is, locally controlled. Ammo: 400 rounds

18 x 3-pdr QF Mk I / V, locally controlled. Ammo: 3600 rounds

2 x 18" Mk VII Torpedoes, locally controlled. Ammo: 6 torpedoes

Ships in class

  • Devonshire
  • Antrim
  • Hampshire
  • Roxburgh
  • Argyll (†, wrecked on the Scottish coast in October 1915)
  • Carnarvon (unavailable, away on overseas service)