HMS Euryalus was one of six Cressy Class cruisers which was launched on
20th May 1901.
Three of the other Cressy Class cruisers – HMS Aboukir, HMS Cressy
and HMS Hogue – were all sunk by
torpedoes fired from the German U-boat U9 on 22nd September 1914. HMS
Euryalus however, survived the war and was finally sold for scrapping on 1st July 1920.
Cressy Class cruisers had a displacement of 12,000 tons and were armed with two 9.2 inch guns (one on the bow and one on the stern), twelve 6 inch quick-firers in a central battery and a number of other quick-firers and machine guns. Top speed was 21 knots.