HMS Birkenhead


The final subclass of the Town class was originally built for the Royal Greek Navy, but taken over by the Royal Navy in 1915. The main difference to their cousins is the artillery armament, which features the new 5.5" gun instead of the more common 6" calibre.

Ship data

Relative combat value: 963

Basic damage control capacity: 133%


Displacement: 5235 tons

Length: 136 m

Width: 15 m

Draught: 5 m

Standard crew: 475


Maximum speed (undamaged): 25 knots

Endurance: 8227 km

Coal capacity: 1422 tons

Armour protection

Conning tower armour: 4

Hull armour: 1

Main belt armour: 2

Deck armour: 0.75

Best armour type: Harvey


8 x 6in BL Mk XI(PVI), centrally controlled. Ammo: 1200 rounds

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

2 x 21in Mk II(E) Torpedoes, centrally controlled. Ammo: 6 torpedoes

Ships in classEdit

  • Birkenhead (ex Antinavarhos Kontouriotis)
  • Chester (ex Lambros Katsonis