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BLACK PRINCE

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Armoured Cruiser

Nickname

Ship Class

Duke of Edinburgh

Grouping

Ist Cruiser Squadron

Command

Grand Fleet

Builder's Yard

Thames Ironworks

Budget Year

1902-1903 Estimates

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

03.06.2003

Launch Date

08.11.2004

Completed date

17.03.2006

Commission date

Year laid down

Year launched

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

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Sister ships

Eventual Fate

Sunk 31.05.1916

Jutland result

Lost contact with Warrior and Defence when the latter broke through the battle-cruiser line which was crossing west to east to get to the van position. Engaged Rheinland 23:35 scoring two 6" shell hits (Wiki 270). Sunk from gunfire from Nassau, Ostfriesland and Friedrich der Größe after Thüringen's searchlights pick her out. The Germans were around 750-1,500 yards distant when shelling started. Both her funnels had been shot away making her identification by HMS Spitfire later in the night difficult.

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Captain Thomas P. Bonham

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

789

Officers

Ratings

Killed

857

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

13,965

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

505,6

Length (mtrs)

154.1

Beam (ft)

73.6

Beam (mtrs)

22.4

Draught (ft)

27

Draught (mtrs)

8.1999999999999993

Max. Speed (knots)

23

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Propulsion

2 shafts, 4-cylinder triple-expansion steam engines, 20 Babcocock and Wilcox and 6 cylindrical boilers. Oil sprayed on oil to increase burn rate.

Armour Main Belt

3" - 6" (76 - 152 mm)

Deck Armour

0.75" - 1.5" (19 - 38 mm)

Turret Armour IN CM

4.5 to 7.5" (110 to 190 mm)

Conning Tower Armour

10" (250 mm)

Barbette Armour

3" - 6" (76 to 152 mm)

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

1 - BL 9.2" (234 mm) Mk X guns

No. Primary Turrets

Guns (No.barrels)

6

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

1 - BL 6" (152 mm) Mk XI guns

Guns (No.barrels) 2

10

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

20 Vickers QF 3 pounder 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

18

No. tubes

3

Torpedo Type MM

460

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

submerged

References & sources