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HERCULES

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Battleship

Nickname

Ship Class

Colossus

Grouping

Ist Battle Squadron

Command

Grand Fleet

Builder's Yard

Budget Year

1908 Estimates

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

30.07.1909

Launch Date

10.05.1910

Completed date

Commission date

31.07.1911

Year laid down

Year launched

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

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Sister ships

Eventual Fate

Sold for scrap November 1921

Jutland result

23rd ship in the deployment line. Engaged German Battle-cruisers from 19:00 to 19:15 achieving hits on the 5th and 6th salvos. Fired 98 main armament rounds. Straddled and splintered but without any serious damage. During the Turn Away a torpedo ran alongside. The ship had the reputation of having a difficult crew.

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Captain Lewis Clinton-Baker

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

791 (755 non war)

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

22,700

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

546

Length (mtrs)

166

Beam (ft)

85

Beam (mtrs)

26

Draught (ft)

26,3

Draught (mtrs)

8

Max. Speed (knots)

21

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Propulsion

Armour Main Belt

7" - 11" (- 280mm)

Deck Armour

1.5" - 3"

Turret Armour IN CM

11" (280 mm)

Conning Tower Armour

11"

Barbette Armour

4" - 11"

Weight of armour

5,562

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Dreyer Mk 111

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

12" BL mk XII guns (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

10

Secondary Gun Calibre

4" BL mk VII guns (191.6 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

No. tubes

Torpedo Type MM

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

References & sources