HMS Victorian


These two ships were built for the Canadian Allen Line in 1905 and taken into service by the Royal Navy as auxiliary cruisers. Like other ships of their kind, they are generally used for patrol and escort services, and their main task is the enforcement of the blockade against Germany in the entrance of the North Sea. With 19 knots top speed, HMS Victorian and her sister ship HMS Virginian are among the fastest auxiliary cruisers serving in the Entente navies.

Ship data

Relative combat value: 477

Basic damage control capacity: 35%


Displacement: 10700 tons

Length: 185 m

Width: 20 m

Draught: 6 m

Standard crew: 350


Maximum speed (undamaged): 19 knots

Endurance: 12971 km

Coal capacity: 900 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

  • Victorian
  • Virginian