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BADGER

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Destroyer

Nickname

Ship Class

Acheron class (I class)

Grouping

1st Destroyer Flotilla, HMS Fearless, leader (Captain D Roper)

Command

Battle-Cruiser Fleet

Builder's Yard

William Denny & Brothers, Dumbarton

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

Launch Date

11.07.1911

Completed date

Commission date

Year laid down

Year launched

1911

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

H15 (to Sept 1915), H52 (to Jan 1918), H09 (early 1919), H91 (to 1921)

Photo Details

HMS Badger, after she had rammed and sunk a German U boat under the command of Coammnder Charles A Fremantle off the Dutch coast. Nick Jellicoe Collection,

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Sister ships

Eventual Fate

Sold 1921

Jutland result

HMS Badger's memorable role at Jutland was the rescuing of the survivors of HMS Invincible. She rescued two officers and four crew members.

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Commander C. A. Fremantle

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

70

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

990

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

246'

Length (mtrs)

75

Beam (ft)

26'

Beam (mtrs)

7.8

Draught (ft)

8' 9"

Draught (mtrs)

2.7

Max. Speed (knots)

29 - 31

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Propulsion

2 shafts run by 2 Parsons geared turbines powered by 3 Yarrow oil fired boilers. Rated 15,000 - 16,500 hp.

Armour Main Belt

Deck Armour

Turret Armour IN CM

Conning Tower Armour

Barbette Armour

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

No. Primary Turrets

Guns (No.barrels)

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

Guns (No.barrels) 2

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

Two BL 4" L/40 Mk VIII guns, mounting P Mk V and two QF 12 pdr. 12 cwt. Naval guns, mounting P Mk I

Elevation (degrees)

Gunnery Range (yards)

Gunnery Range (metres)

Rate of Fire (rds per minute)

Shells expended Main

Mines dropped

Shells expended Secondary

Torpedoes fired

Gunnery Notes

Torpedo Type IN

21"

No. tubes

2

Torpedo Type MM

533 mm

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

References & sources