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DUKE OF EDINBURGH

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

armoured cruiser

Nickname

Ship Class

Duke of Ediburgh

Grouping

Ist Cruiser Squadron

Command

Grand Fleet

Builder's Yard

Pembroke Dockyard

Budget Year

1902 - 1903

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

11.02.1903

Launch Date

14.06.1904

Completed date

20.01.1906

Commission date

Year laid down

Year launched

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

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Sister ships

Eventual Fate

Sold for scrap April 1920

Jutland result

18:08 fired twenty rounds at Wiesbaden. By 18:30 on the starboard bow of HMS King George V. Evaded torpedo at 18:47 after a German torpedo attack on the battle-cruisers.

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Captain Henry Blackett

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

789

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

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)

22.4

Max. Speed (knots)

23

Range (miles)

9,360 at 10kts

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Carried 2,150 tons of coal and 600 tons of fuel on as a burn accelerator

Propulsion

2 shaft, 4 cylinder Triple Expansion steam engines, 20 Babcock and Wilcox plus 6 cylindrical boilers. Rated at 23,000 ihp

Armour Main Belt

3 - 6" (76 - 152 mm)

Deck Armour

0.75 - 1.5" (19 - 38 mm)

Turret Armour IN CM

4,5 - 7,5" (110 - 190 mm)

Conning Tower Armour

10" (254 mm)

Barbette Armour

3 - 6" (76 - 152 mm)

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

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

BL 6" (152mm) Mk XI guns

Guns (No.barrels) 2

10

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

20 x VIckers QF 3 pds, 6 on turret roofs and 14 on superstructure.

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

17,72"

No. tubes

3

Torpedo Type MM

450

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

submerged

References & sources