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HAMPSHIRE

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Armoured cruiser

Nickname

Ship Class

Devonshire

Grouping

2nd Cruiser Squadron (Rear-Admiral H L Heath)

Command

Grand Fleet

Builder's Yard

Armstrong Whitworth Elswick

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

01.09.1902

Launch Date

24.09.1903

Completed date

15.07.1905

Commission date

Year laid down

Year launched

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

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A week after Jutland, Field Marshall Lord Kitchener used by HMS Hampshire to take him to Russia for talks. The ship took the westerly route around the Orkney and, on June 5th, sunk after hitting a mine. Ktchener was drowned. Of the 655 crewmen and 7 passengers, 12 crew survived, having used 2 Carley boats to get ashore. David Lloyd Geroge had been slated to join him and had to cancel at the last moment.

Sister ships

Eventual Fate

Jutland result

Hardly engaged during battle. Fired 4 salvoes at German 2nd Scouting Group.

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Captain Herbert J. Savill

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

610

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

10,850

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

473' 6"

Length (mtrs)

144.3

Beam (ft)

68' 6"

Beam (mtrs)

20.9

Draught (ft)

24

Draught (mtrs)

7.3

Max. Speed (knots)

22

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Propulsion

2 shafts run off 2 4 cylinder Triple expansion steam engines. Rated at 21,000 ihp.

Armour Main Belt

2" - 6" (51 - 152 mm)

Deck Armour

0.75" - 2" (19 - 51 mm)

Turret Armour IN CM

5" (130 mm)

Conning Tower Armour

12" (305 mm)

Barbette Armour

6" (152 mm)

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

single BL 7.5"" Mk 1 guns

No. Primary Turrets

4

Guns (No.barrels)

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

200 (91 kg)

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

single BL 6"" Mk VII guns

Guns (No.barrels) 2

6

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

2 x 12 pdr 8 cwt guns, 18 QF 3 pdr Hotchkiss 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

2

Torpedo Type MM

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

References & sources