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COLOSSUS

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Battleship

Nickname

Ship Class

Colossus (preceeded by Neptune, followed by Orion class)

Grouping

Ist Battle Squadron

Command

Grand Fteet

Builder's Yard

Scotts Greenock

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

08.07.1909

Launch Date

09.04.1910

Completed date

Commission date

08.08.1911

Year laid down

Year launched

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

Author's collection

Related stories

Sister ships

Eventual Fate

Broken up 1928

Jutland result

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Captain Alfred D. P. R. Pound (Flying the Flag of Rear-Admiral Ernest F. A. Gaunt, C.M.G.)

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

755

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

9

Prisoners

9

Displacement full Load (tons)

22,700

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

546'

Length (mtrs)

166.4

Beam (ft)

85'

Beam (mtrs)

25.9

Draught (ft)

23' 3"

Draught (mtrs)

8

Max. Speed (knots)

21

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Propulsion

Parson direct drive steam, 25,000 shp. on 4 shafts using 18 boilers.

Armour Main Belt

11" 280mm

Deck Armour

4 102mm

Turret Armour IN CM

11 279mm

Conning Tower Armour

11

Barbette Armour

11- 4

Weight of armour

5562

Armour / Displacement Ratio

#REF!

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Dreyer Mk 1

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

12" BL 50 cal / Mk XII 304.8 mm)

No. Primary Turrets

5

Guns (No.barrels)

10

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

1

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

4" BL 4 Mk VII (101.6 mm)

Guns (No.barrels) 2

16

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

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

3

Torpedo Type MM

533 mm

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

submerged

References & sources

Tarrant: puts fully loaded displ, weight at 20,225.