Challenger Class Cruiser (1902)

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The two cruisers of the Challenger class were completed in 1904 and 1905.

Overview of 2 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Challenger Chatham Royal Dockyard 1 Dec, 1900 27 May, 1902 3 May, 1904 31 May, 1920
Encounter Devonport Royal Dockyard 28 Jan, 1901 18 Jun, 1902 21 Nov, 1905 to R.A.N. Jul, 1912



In February, 1913, the 6-in mountings, along with many other 4-in and 6-in mountings in various capital ships and cruisers were to have illumination added for their training index racers.[1]


  • two submerged 18-in torpedo tubes arranged on the broadside forward, depressed 3 degrees and bearing abeam; axis of tube was 6 foot 6 inches below load water line and 1 feet 8 inches above deck.[2]

See Also


  1. Admiralty Weekly Orders. The National Archives. ADM 182/4. 21 Feb, 1913 entries. pp. 3-4.
  2. Torpedo Manual, Vol. III, 1909. p. 265.


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