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ERIN

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Battleship

Nickname

Ship Class

Grouping

2nd Battle Squadron, 1st Division

Command

Ggrand Fleet

Builder's Yard

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Ex-Res Adiye built for Turkey and requisitioned August 1914

Date Laid Down

01.08.1911

Launch Date

03.09.1913

Completed date

Commission date

01.08.1914

Year laid down

Year launched

Year completed

1914 ((Aug)

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

PUBLIC DOMAIN. Surgeon Oscar Parkes - SP 531, Imperial War Museum .HMS Erin underway in the Moray Firth , Scotland.

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Sister ships

Scrapped by Cox and Danks in 1923

Eventual Fate

Jutland result

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Captain The Hon. Victor A. Stanley, M.V.O., A.D.C.

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

1,070

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

30,250

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

559' 6"

Length (mtrs)

170.54

Beam (ft)

91

Beam (mtrs)

27' 7"

Draught (ft)

28

Draught (mtrs)

8.75

Max. Speed (knots)

21

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Propulsion

4 Parsons steam turbines, 15 Babcock and Wilcox boilers, 4 shafts. Rated at 26,500 shp.

Armour Main Belt

12" and 9" upper 343mm and 229mm

Deck Armour

Turret Armour IN CM

4" - 11" 102mm- 279mm

Conning Tower Armour

Barbette Armour

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Dreyer Table Mk 1

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

13.5" BL Mk VI guns

No. Primary Turrets

5

Guns (No.barrels)

10

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

80

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

6" (152.4 mm) BL

Guns (No.barrels) 2

16

Rounds per secondary

150

Other Armament

6 x 6 pds 2,2" (57mm) guns, 2 x 3" 20 cwt AA

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

4

Torpedo Type MM

533

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

References & sources