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BENBOW

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Battleship

Nickname

Ship Class

Iron Duke

Grouping

4th Battle Squadron

Command

Grand Fleet

Builder's Yard

William Beardmore, Glasgow

Budget Year

1911 Naval Estimates

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

30.05.1912

Launch Date

12.11.1913

Completed date

Commission date

07.10.1914

Year laid down

Year launched

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

Public Domain. Surgeon Oscar Parkes, SP 1885 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums (collection no. 1900-01). Created 1 Jan 1917.

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Sister ships

Eventual Fate

Scrapped March 1931

Jutland result

V46 and V69 exchanged fire with the 2LCS and Benbow. She fired a single heavy salvo from the 6" secondary turrets and a single shot from the B turret. The German destroyers left the scene. Fired 40 heavy rounds of APC (Armour Piercing Capped) and 60 rounds of 60". Suffered no casualties or damage.

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Captain Henry Wise Parker (Flying the Flag of Vice-Admiral Sir Doveton Sturdee, Bt., K.C.B., C.V.O., C.M.G.)

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

29,560

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

622,9

Length (mtrs)

189.81

Beam (ft)

90

Beam (mtrs)

27.4

Draught (ft)

29,6

Draught (mtrs)

8.99

Max. Speed (knots)

21.25

Range (miles)

8,976 at 10 kts

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Propulsion

4 Parson steam turbines with 18 Babcock and Wilcox boilers. Performance 29,000 shp (shaft horsepower).

Armour Main Belt

12" 305 mm

Deck Armour

2,5" 64mm

Turret Armour IN CM

11" 279mm

Conning Tower Armour

Barbette Armour

10" 254mm

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Dreyer Table Mk 1, Dreyer Turret Control Table

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

13.5" BL / 45 Mk V guns

No. Primary Turrets

5

Guns (No.barrels)

10

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

6" 45 cal /45 Mk VII guns

Guns (No.barrels) 2

12

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

2 QF 3" 20 cwt AA guns, 4 x 3 pdr guns,

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" Whitehead

No. tubes

4

Torpedo Type MM

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

submerged on the broadside

References & sources