Arrogant Class Cruiser (1896)
The four second-class protected cruisers of the Arrogant class were completed between 1898 and 1900.
|Overview of 4 vessels|
|Citations for this data available on individual ship pages|
|Arrogant||Devonport Royal Dockyard||1895||26 May, 1896||1898||Sold 13 Nov, 1923|
|Furious||Devonport Royal Dockyard||10 Jun, 1895||3 Dec, 1896||1 Jul, 1898||Sold May, 1923|
|Gladiator||Portsmouth Royal Dockyard||Jan, 1896||18 Dec, 1896||Apr, 1899||Collision 25 Apr, 1908|
|Vindictive||Chatham Royal Dockyard||27 Jan, 1896||9 Dec, 1897||4 Jul, 1900||Blockship 10 May, 1918|
Design & Construction
The Arrogants were designed at the instigation of First Sea Lord Sir Frederick Richards as 'Fleet Rams'.
- four 6-in Q.F. guns on P. II U.D. mountings
- six 4.7-in guns
- eight 12-pdr Q.F. guns
- three 3-pdr Q.F. guns
In 1903-04, the 4.7-in guns were replaced by six additional 6-in guns.[Citation needed]
In early 1905, it was approved that the 6-in guns should be equipped with "A" class cross connected sights.
- two submerged 18-in tubes on broadside forward, depressed three degrees and bearing abeam; axis of tube was 6 foot 3 inches below load water line and 1 feet 4 inches above the deck.
- Principal Questions Dealt with by the Director of Naval Ordnance, 1905. pp. 489-91.
- Torpedo Manual, Vol. III, 1909. p. 265.
|Arrogant Class Second Class Protected Cruiser|
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