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Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Nickname

Ship Class

Acheron class (I class)

Grouping

1st Destroyer Flotilla, HMS Fearless, leader (Captain D Roper)

Command

Battle-Cruiser Fleet

Builder's Yard

John Brown & Co, Clydebank

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

Launch Date

19 February 1912

Completed date

Commission date

Year laid down

Year launched

Year completed

1912

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

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Sister ships

Eventual Fate

Sold 1921 for scrapping

Jutland result

Sold off 9 May 1921

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Lieutenant Francis G. Glossop

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

72

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

770

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

246'

Length (mtrs)

75

Beam (ft)

25' 9"

Beam (mtrs)

7.8

Draught (ft)

8' 9"

Draught (mtrs)

2.7

Max. Speed (knots)

28

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Propulsion

2 shafts run by 2 Brown Curtis turbines and 2 Yarrow boilers. Rated between 15,000 and 16,500 hp.

Armour Main Belt

Deck Armour

Turret Armour IN CM

Conning Tower Armour

Barbette Armour

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

No. Primary Turrets

Guns (No.barrels)

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

Guns (No.barrels) 2

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

Two BL 4" L/40 Mk VIII guns, mounting P Mk V and two QF 12 pdr. 12 cwt. Naval guns, mounting P Mk I

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

2

Torpedo Type MM

533 mm

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

Two single mounts

References & sources

H M Fleming Warships of World War One