Arrogant Class (1898) CC
four ships of the Arrogant Class were 2nd Class Protected Cruisers, part of
the 1895 construction programme.
They were a variant of the Eclipse Class (1897) shorter and wider to improve manoeuvrability, with a ram bow.
Like the Eclipse they were re-armed with a uniform battery of 6in guns.
Gladiator was lost in a collision 1908, Arrogant became a depot ship 1911, Furious reduced to harbour service 1912.
Vindictive served as a cruiser in WW1 and took part in the Zeebrugge Raid, 23-Apr-1918.
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17 August, 2012.
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