The eighth HMS Caroline is a decommissioned C-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy that saw combat service in World War I and served as an administrative centre in World War II. 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. 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. She is also one of only three surviving Royal Navy warships of the First World War, along with the 1915 Monitor HMS M33 in Portsmouth dockyard), and the Flower class sloop HMS President (1918), (formerly HMS Saxifrage) moored on the Thames at Blackfriars.
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