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CONQUEROR

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Battleship

Nickname

Ship Class

Orion

Grouping

2nd Battle Squadron

Command

Grand Fleet

Builder's Yard

William Beardmore and Co. Dalmuir. Cost £1.89 million.

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

05.04.1910

Launch Date

01.05.1910

Completed date

Commission date

01.12.1912

Year laid down

Year launched

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

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Sister ships

Orion, Thunder, Monarch

Eventual Fate

scrapped 1921 after the Washington Naval Conference

Jutland result

Fired 57 heavy rounds - 16 APC and 14 HE.

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Captain Hugh H. D. Tothill

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

759 -1,100

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

25,870

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

581

Length (mtrs)

177

Beam (ft)

88

Beam (mtrs)

27

Draught (ft)

24

Draught (mtrs)

7.3

Max. Speed (knots)

21

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Propulsion

4 shafts. Steam turbines. 1s. Rated 27,999 shp.

Armour Main Belt

12

Deck Armour

Turret Armour IN CM

Conning Tower Armour

Barbette Armour

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

The muzzle blast of the super turrets caused problems for the lower turrets as blast would often enter through the sighting hoods. Co-incidence rangefinders (5 located in turrets and 2 in the spotting top). 13,5" gun weighed 70 tons EACH barrel and measured 52 feet.

Fire Control Table

Dreyer Mk 111

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

13.5" BL (343mm)

No. Primary Turrets

Guns (No.barrels)

10

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

1,250 HE /burster 176,5 lbs, 1,266 APC burster 30-40 lbs and 1,250 CPC burster 117 lbs

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

4" BL Mk VII guns

Guns (No.barrels) 2

16

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

Elevation (degrees)

Gunnery Range (yards)

24,000 (less)

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

530 mm

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

4,000 yard range at 35 kts (Whitehead mk II). submerged

References & sources