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BARHAM

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Battleship

Nickname

Ship Class

Queen Elizabeth

Grouping

5th Battle Squadron

Command

Battle Cruiser Fleet (temporarily from GF)

Builder's Yard

John Brown, Clydebank. Yard 424

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

24.02.1913

Launch Date

31.10.1914

Completed date

Commission date

19.10.1915

Year laid down

Year launched

1915

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

04

Photo Details

In Scapa Flow

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Eventual Fate

Torpedoed by U-331 on 25.11.1941 coast of Sidi Barrani, Egypt. Exploded with massive force. 841 were killed out of a crew of 1,184.

Jutland result

Fired 337 15" and 25 6" shells during Jutland Received 5 12" and 1 11" enemy hits. Between HMS Valiant and HMS Barham, they made 23-24 hits on enemy ships, a phenomenal record. Max speed in the Run South was 24.5 knots.

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Captain Arthur W. Craig (Flying the Flag of Rear-Admiral Hugh Evan-Thomas, M.V.O.)

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

1,124 - 1,184

Officers

Ratings

Killed

26

Wounded

46

Prisoners

72

Displacement full Load (tons)

33,000

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

643.3

Length (mtrs)

196.06

Beam (ft)

104

Beam (mtrs)

32

Draught (ft)

33

Draught (mtrs)

10

Max. Speed (knots)

25

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

15,900 12.5 kts

Fuel

Propulsion

Armour Main Belt

13" - 6

Deck Armour

Turret Armour IN CM

Conning Tower Armour

Barbette Armour

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Dreyer Table Mk 1V, Dreyer Turret Control Table

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

15" BL Mk 1 guns

No. Primary Turrets

4

Guns (No.barrels)

8

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

1920

Primary Broadside Weight

15360

Secondary Gun Calibre

6" BL Mk XII guns

Guns (No.barrels) 2

16

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

2 x QF 3" 20 cwt AA guns

Elevation (degrees)

20

Gunnery Range (yards)

24400

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" Whitehead

No. tubes

4

Torpedo Type MM

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

submerged

References & sources