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British battleship classes

Posted by Picard578 on July 16, 2016

Class Type Length Width Displacement Top speed Primary battery Primary rof Secondary bat Secondary rof Tertiary batt. Tertiary rof
Royal Sovereign predreadnought 380 ft 75 ft 14.380 t 17,5 kts 4 * 13,5 in 10 * 6 in 28 pd guns
Centurion predreadnought 360 ft 70 ft 10.670 t 17 kts 4 * 10 in 10 * 4,7 in 20 pd guns
Majestic predreadnought 421 ft 75 ft 15.060 t 16 kts 4 * 12 in 12 * 6 in 28 pd guns
Canopus predreadnought 430 ft 74 ft 13.360 t 18 kts 4 * 12 in 12 * 6 in 16 pd guns
Formidable predreadnought 431 ft 75 ft 14.700 t 18,2 kts 4 * 12 in 12 * 6 in 22 pd guns
Duncan predreadnought 432 ft 75 ft 6 in 13.480 t 19 kts 4 * 12 in 12 * 6 in 18 pd guns
King Edward VII predreadnought 453 ft 6 in 78 ft 15.880 t 18,5 kts 4 * 12 in 4* 9,2 10 * 6 in 40 pd guns
Swiftsure predreadnought 475 ft 3 in 71 ft 1 in 11.990 t 19 kts 4 * 10 in 14 * 7,5 in 18 pd guns
Lord Nelson predreadnought 443 ft 6 in 79 ft 6 in 16.350 t 18 kts 4 * 12 in 10 * 9,2 in 26 pd guns
Dreadnought dreadnought 527 ft 82 ft 1 in 18.400 t 21 kts 10 * 12 in N/A 27 pd guns
Bellerophon dreadnought 526 ft 83 ft 19.100 t 21 kts 10 * 12 in 16 * 4 in 12 pd guns
St. Vincent dreadnought 536 ft 84 ft 2 in 19.870 t 21 kts 10 * 12 in 20 * 4 in N/A
Neptune dreadnought 546 ft 85 ft 20.000 t 21 kts 10 * 12 in 12 * 4 in N/A
Colossus dreadnought 546 ft 85 ft 20.550 t 21 kts 10 * 12 in 16 * 4 in N/A
Orion dreadnought 581 ft 88 ft 22.350 t 21 kts 10 * 13,5 in 16 * 4 in N/A
King George V dreadnought 598 ft 89 ft 23.370 t 21 kts 10 * 13,5 in 16 * 4 in 4 * 47 mm
Iron Duke dreadnought 622 ft 9 in 90 ft 25.400 t 21,2 kts 10 * 13,5 in 12 * 6 in 2 * 3 in
Agincourt dreadnought 671 ft 6 in 89 ft 27.940 t 22 kts 14 * 12 in 20 * 6 in 10 * 3 in
Erin dreadnought 559 ft 6 in 91 ft 27.940 t 21 kts 10 * 13,5 in 16 * 6 in 6 * 57 mm
Canada dreadnought 625 ft 92,5 ft 29.060 t 22,75 kts 10 * 14 in 16 * 6 in 2 * 3 in
Queen Elizabeth dreadnought 645 ft 9 in 90 ft 6 in 27.940 t 24 kts 8 * 15 in 2 rpm 20 * 4,5 in 2 * 3 in
Revenge dreadnought 624 ft 88,5 ft 28.450 t 21 kts 8 * 15 in 2 rpm 14 * 6 in 4 * 47 mm 20 rpm
Nelson dreadnought 710 ft 106 ft 34.440 t 23 kts 9 * 16 in 1,5 rpm 12 * 6 in 64 * 40 mm 115 – 330 rpm
King George V dreadnought 745 ft 103 ft 37.320 t 28 kts 10 * 14 in 2 rpm 16 * 5,25 in 7-8 rpm 64 * 40 mm 120-330 rpm
Vanguard dreadnought 814 ft 108 ft 45.210 t 30 kts 8 * 15 in 2 rpm 16 * 5,25 in 7-8 rpm 10*6 40 mm 120-330 rpm
Lion dreadnought 785 ft 105 ft 41.200 t 30 kts 9 * 16 in 2 rpm 24 * 4,5 in 96-98 rpm 48 * 2pdr 115 rpm
Lion Mk II dreadnought 830 ft 115 ft 57.400 t 29 kts 9 * 16 in 3 rpm 24 * 4,5 in 96-98 rpm 9*6 40 mm 120-330 rpm

Gun Class Weight Length Rate of Fire Projectile Velocity Range Broadside
13,5” Mk I Royal Sovereign 68.000 kg 10,29 m ? 570 kg 614 m/s 11.000 m 2.280 kg
10” Mk II Centurion 29 t 8,13 m 227 kg 622 m/s 9.100 m 908 kg
12” Mk VIII Majestic 46 t 10,80 m 390 kg 721 m/s 9.100 m 1.560 kg
12” Mk VIII Canopus 46 t 10,80 m 390 kg 721 m/s 9.100 m 1.560 kg
12” Mk IX Formidable 50 t 12,32 m 390 kg 756 m/s 13.700 m 1.560 kg
12” Mk IX Duncan 50 t 12,32 m 390 kg 756 m/s 13.700 m 1.560 kg
12” Mk IX King Edward VII 50 t 12,32 m 390 kg 756 m/s 13.700 m 1.560 kg
10” Swiftsure ? ? ? ? ?
12” Mk X Lord Nelson 57 t 13,72 m 385,6 kg 823 m/s 22.860 m 1.542 kg
12” Mk X Dreadnought 57 t 13,72 m 385,6 kg 823 m/s 22.860 m 3.856 kg
12” Mk X Bellerophon 57 t 13,72 m 385,6 kg 823 m/s 22.860 m 3.856 kg
12” Mk XI St. Vincent 15,24 m 385,6 kg 861 m/s 19.380 m 3.856 kg
12” Mk XI Neptune 15,24 m 385,6 kg 861 m/s 19.380 m 3.856 kg
12” Mk XI Colossus 15,24 m 385,6 kg 861 m/s 19.380 m 3.856 kg
13,5” Mk V Orion 15,39 m 635 kg 759 m/s 21.710 m 6.350 kg
13,5” Mk V King George V 15,39 m 635 kg 759 m/s 21.710 m 6.350 kg
13,5” Mk V Iron Duke 15,39 m 635 kg 759 m/s 21.710 m 6.350 kg
12” Mk XIII Agincourt 13,72 m 385,6 kg 823 m/s 17.240 m 5.398 kg
13,5” Mk VI Erin 635 kg 759 m/s 21.710 m 6.350 kg
14” Mk I Canada 16,002 m 635 kg 792 m/s 6.350 kg
15” Mk I Queen Elizabeth 101.605 kg 16,52 m 2 rpm 1920 lbs 749 m/s 21.490 m 6.967 kg
15” Mk I Revenge 101.605 kg 16,52 m 2 rpm 1920 lbs 749 m/s 21.490 m 6.967 kg
16”/45 Mk.I Nelson 109.700 kg 18,85 m 1-1,5 rpm 929 / 1.077 kg 797 m/s / ?757 m/s 34.750 m / ?37.088 m 8.361 / 9.696 kg
14” Mk.VII King George V 80.260 kg 16,31 m 2 rpm 720 kg 730 m/s 33.400 m 7.200 kg
15” Mk I Vanguard 101.605 kg 16,52 m 2 rpm 879 kg 749 m/s / 804 m/s 30.680 m / 34.630 m 7.032 kg
16”/45 Mk.IV Lion 120.656 kg 18,88 m 2 rpm 1.077 kg 757 m/s 37.088 m 9.696 kg

 

 

Main belt Deck(s) Turrets Barbettes Bulkheads Conning tower
Royal Sovereign 356-457 mm 64-76 mm 432 mm 279-432 mm
Centurion 229-305 mm 51-64 mm 127-229 mm
Majestic 230 mm 64-114 mm 360 mm 356 mm
Canopus 152 mm 25,4-51 mm 305 mm 152-254 mm 305 mm
Formidable 229 mm 25,4-76,2 mm 305 mm 229-305 mm 356 mm
Duncan 180 mm 25-51 mm 100-280 mm 180-280 mm 300 mm
King Edward VII 203-229 mm 25,4-63,5 mm 203-305 mm 305 mm 203-305 mm 305 mm
Swiftsure 76-178 mm 25-76 mm 203-254 mm 51-152 mm 279 mm
Lord Nelson 203-305 mm 25,4-102 mm 305 mm 305 mm 203 mm 305 mm
Dreadnought 102-279 mm 19-76 mm 76-305 mm 102-279 mm 203 mm 279 mm
Bellerophon 127-254 mm 15-102 mm 280 mm 127-229 mm 203-280 mm
St. Vincent 203-254 mm 19-76 mm 279 mm 127-254 mm 127-203 mm 203-279 mm
Neptune 200-250 mm 280 mm 230 mm 130-200 mm 280 mm
Colossus 280 mm 102 mm 279 mm 279 mm 254 mm
Orion 305 mm 102 mm 279 mm 254 mm 254 mm
King George V 203-305 mm 25-102 mm 279 mm 76-254 mm
Iron Duke 12 in 2,5 in 11 in 10 in 8 in
Agincourt 229 mm 25-64 mm 203-305 mm 51-229 mm 64-152 mm 305 mm
Erin 229-305 mm 102-279 mm
Canada 230 mm 38 mm 250 mm 250 mm 280 mm
Queen Elizabeth 152-330 mm 279-330 mm 101-254 mm 101-152 mm 76-279 mm
Revenge 102-330 mm 127 mm 127-330 mm 254 mm
Nelson 330-360 mm 159 mm 184-410 mm 365-380 mm 38-305 mm 152-343 mm
King George V 370 mm 127-152 mm* 324 mm 324 mm 254-305 mm 76-102 mm
Vanguard 114-356 mm 64-152 mm* 178-330 mm 279-330 mm 102-305 mm 61-76 mm
Lion 152-381 mm 102-152 mm 178-381 mm 305-381 mm 102-305 mm 76-114 mm
Class Name Laid down Comissioned Decomissioned
Royal Sovereign HMS Royal Sovereign 30 September 1889 31 May 1892 7 October 1913
HMS Empress of India 9 July 1889 11 September 1893 4 November 1913
HMS Repulse 1 January 1890 25 April 1894 27 July 1911
HMS Ramillies 11 August 1890 17 October 1893 7 October 1913
HMS Resolution 14 June 1890 5 December 1893 2 April 1914
HMS Revenge 12 February 1891 March 1894 16 November 1919
HMS Royal Oak 29 May 1890 14 January 1896 14 January 1914
HMS Hood 17 August 1889 1 June 1893 4 November 1914
Centurion HMS Centurion 30 March 1890 14 February 1894 12 July 1910
HMS Barfleur 12 October 1890 22 June 1894 12 July 1910
HMS Renown 1 February 1893 January 1897 2 April 1914
Majestic HMS Magnificent 18 December 1893 12 December 1895 9 May 1921
HMS Majestic 5 February 1894 12 December 1895 27 May 1915
HMS Prince George 10 September 1894 12 November 1896 21 September 1921
HMS Victorious 28 May 1894 4 November 1896 9 April 1923
HMS Jupiter 26 April 1894 8 June 1897 15 January 1920
HMS Mars 2 June 1894 8 June 1897 15 January 1920
HMS Hannibal 1 May 1895 April 1898 28 January 1920
HMS Caesar 25 March 1895 13 January 1898 8 November 1921
HMS Illustrious 11 March 1895 15 April 1898 18 June 1920
Canopus HMS Canopus 4 January 1897 5 December 1899 18 February 1920
HMS Goliath 4 January 1897 27 March 1900 13 May 1915
HMS Albion 3 December 1896 25 June 1901 11 December 1919
HMS Ocean 15 February 1897 20 February 1900 18 March 1915
HMS Glory 1 December 1896 1 November 1900 19 December 1922
HMS Vengeance 23 August 1898 8 April 1902 1 December 1921
Formidable HMS Formidable 21 March 1898 10 October 1904 1 January 1915
HMS Irresistible 11 April 1898 4 February 1902 18 March 1915
HMS Implacable 13 July 1898 10 September 1901 8 November 1921
HMS London 8 December 1898 7 June 1902 4 June 1920
HMS Bulwark 20 March 1899 11 March 1902 26 November 1914
HMS Venerable 2 January 1899 12 November 1902 4 June 1920
HMS Queen 12 March 1901 7 April 1904 4 September 1920
HMS Prince of Wales 20 March 1901 18 May 1904 12 April 1920
Duncan HMS Russel 11 March 1899 19 February 1903 27 March 1916
HMS Albermarie 8 January 1900 12 November 1903 19 November 1919
HMS Montagu 23 November 1899 28 July 1903 30 May 1906
HMS Duncan 10 July 1899 8 October 1903 18 February 1920
HMS Cornwallis 19 July 1899 9 February 1904 9 January 1917
HMS Exmouth 10 August 1899 2 June 1903 15 February 1920
King Edward VII HMS King Edward VII 8 March 1902 7 February 1905 6 January 1916
HMS Commonwealth 17 June 1902 9 May 1905 18 November 1921
HMS Dominion 23 May 1902 15 August 1905 9 May 1921
HMS Hindustan 25 October 1902 22 August 1905 9 May 1921
HMS New Zealand 9 February 1903 11 July 1905 8 November 1921
HMS Britannia 4 February 1902 8 September 1906 9 November 1918
HMS Africa 27 January 1904 6 November 1906 30 June 1920
HMS Hibernia 6 January 1904 2 January 1907 8 November 1921
Swiftsure HMS Swiftsure 26 February 1902 21 June 1904 18 June 1920
HMS Triumph 26 February 1902 21 June 1904 25 May 1915
Lord Nelson HMS Lord Nelson 18 May 1905 1 December 1908 4 June 1920
HMS Agamemnon 15 May 1905 25 June 1908 24 January 1927
Dreadnought HMS Dreadnought 2 October 1905 2 December 1906 9 May 1921
Bellerophon HMS Bellerophon 6 December 1906 20 February 1909 8 November 1921
HMS Superb 6 February 1907 15 May 1909 12 December 1923
HMS Temeraire 1 January 1907 1 May 1909 7 December 1921
St. Vincent HMS St. Vincent 30 December 1907 July 1909 1 December 1921
HMS Collingwood 3 February 1907 July 1910 12 December 1922
HMS Vanguard 2 April 1908 1 March 1910 9 July 1917
Neptune HMS Neptune 19 January 1909 11 January 1911 September 1922
Colossus HMS Colossus 8 July 1909 July 1911 July 1928
HMS Hercules 30 July 1909 July 1909 November 1921
Orion HMS Orion 29 November 1909 2 January 1912 December 1922
HMS Monarch 1 April 1910 March 1912 1925
HMS Conqueror 5 April 1910 1 December 1912 December 1922
HMS Thunderer 13 April 1910 June 1912 December 1926
King George V HMS King George V 16 January 1911 1912 December 1926
HMS Centurion 16 January 1911 March 1913 7 June 1944
HMS Audacious February 1911 1913 27 October 1914
HMS Ajax 27 February 1911 October 1913 9 November 1926
Iron Duke HMS Iron Duke 12 January 1912 March 1914 March 1946
HMS Marlborough 25 January 1912 June 1914 June 1932
HMS Benbow 30 May 1912 October 1914 March 1931
HMS Emperor of India 31 May 1912 November 1914 1 September 1931
Agincourt HMS Agincourt September 1911 August 1914 December 1922
Erin HMS Erin 1 August 1911 August 1914 December 1922
Canada HMS Canada 27 November 1911 15 October 1915 April 1920
Queen Elizabeth HMS Queen Elizabeth 21 October 1912 January 1915 April 1948
HMS Warspite 31 October 1912 March 1915 July 1946
HMS Barham 24 February 1913 October 1915 25 November 1941
HMS Valiant 31 January 1913 February 1916 March 1948
HMS Malaya 20 October 1913 February 1916 February 1948
Revenge HMS Revenge 22 December 1913 March 1916 February 1948
HMS Royal Sovereign 15 January 1914 May 1916 February 1949
HMS Royal Oak 15 January 1914 May 1916 14 October 1939
HMS Resolution 29 November 1913 May 1916 February 1949
HMS Ramillies 12 November 1913 September 1917 1948
Nelson HMS Nelson 28 December 1922 15 August 1927 15 March 1949
HMS Rodney 28 December 1922 10 November 1927 26 March 1948
King George V HMS King George V 1 January 1937 1 October 1940 1957
HMS Prince of Wales 2 January 1937 19 January 1941 December 1941
HMS Duke of York 5 May 1937 19 August 1941 1957
HMS Anson 20 July 1937 14 April 1942 1957
HMS Howe 1 June 1937 17 June 1942 1958
Vanguard HMS Vanguard 2 October 1941 12 May 1946 7 June 1960
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