Last of the Grand Fleet

Chris Cardwell

Dundonald, United Kingdom

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HMS Caroline was a C-class light cruiser of the British Royal Navy. Caroline was launched and commissioned in 1914. At the time of her decommissioning in 2011 she was the second-oldest ship in Royal Navy service, after HMS Victory.

From 1924 she served as a static headquarters and training ship for the Royal Naval Reserve, based in Alexandra Dock, Belfast, Northern Ireland for the later stages of her career. She was the last remaining British First World War light cruiser in service, and she remains the last survivor of the Battle of Jutland still afloat.

Caroline retains the record of having the fastest build time of any significant warship – nine months from her keel being laid till her launch.

Taken with my Fujifilm S7000 and edited in Photoshop CS5.

Exposure: 1/340sec
f-stop: f/3.8
ISO: 100
Lens: Non-interchangeable, Zoom 35-210 eq.

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