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AGINCOURT

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Battleship

Nickname

A Gin Palace

Ship Class

ex Sultan Osman 1st

Grouping

Ist Battle Squadron

Command

Grand Fleet

Builder's Yard

Armstrong Whitworth in Newcastle upon Tyne

Budget Year

Construction Notes

ex Sultan of Oman for Turkey, ex Rio de Janeiro for Brazil requisitioned August 1914

Date Laid Down

09.14.11

Launch Date

01.22.13

Completed date

20.08.2014

Commission date

Year laid down

Year launched

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

Library of Congress. The photo is a montage.

Related stories

Sister ships

Eventual Fate

Scrapped 1924 (sold 1922)

Jutland result

70 tons of high tensile steel added to her main deck to protect magazines after Jutland. Fired 144 12" and 111 6" shells with no confirmed hits.

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Captain Henry M. Doughty

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

1268 (1917)

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

30,860

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

671.6

Length (mtrs)

204.7

Beam (ft)

89

Beam (mtrs)

27.1

Draught (ft)

29'10"

Draught (mtrs)

9.1

Max. Speed (knots)

22

Range (miles)

8,100 10kts

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Propulsion

22 coal and oil fired boilers (Babcock & Wilcox) plus 2 Set Parsons steam turbines on 4 shafts. Performance: 34,000 shp (but 40,000 in sea trials)

Armour Main Belt

9" 229mm

Deck Armour

1-2.5" 25 - 64mm

Turret Armour IN CM

8 - 12" 203 - 305mm

Conning Tower Armour

12" 305 mm

Barbette Armour

2-9" 51-229mm

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Dreyer Table Mk 1 (not at the time of Jutland)

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

12" BL/45 Mk XIII

No. Primary Turrets

7

Guns (No.barrels)

14

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

805 386kg

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

6" BL Mk Xiii

Guns (No.barrels) 2

20

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

10 x 3" guns

Elevation (degrees)

-3 to 13.5

Gunnery Range (yards)

20,000

Gunnery Range (metres)

18,000

Rate of Fire (rds per minute)

1.5

Shells expended Main

Mines dropped

Shells expended Secondary

Torpedoes fired

Gunnery Notes

Torpedo Type IN

21"

No. tubes

3

Torpedo Type MM

533

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

References & sources