1901 - Launch of KENT
6th March. The Armoured cruiser HMS Kent was launched from the Dockyard the ceremony had to be postponed a day due to bad weather.
The Kent completed 1st Oct 1903 into the 1st Cruiser Squadron. She then went to China 1906-13; Refit 1913-14; S.E. Coast of America 1914-15. Sank the German light cruiser SMS Nurnberg at Falklands 8th Dec.1914. With Glasgow, sank SMS Dresden at Mas a Fuera, Chile 14th May 1915. Pacific 1915-16. Cape 1916-18. China 1918. Vladivostok Jan 1919. Paid off 1919 and sold at Hong Kong 1920.