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INDEFATIGABLE

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Battle-cruiser

Nickname

Ship Class

Indefatigable

Grouping

2nd Battlecruiser Squadron

Command

Battle-cruiser Fleet

Builder's Yard

Devonport Naval Dockyard - Plymouth Dockyard, Plymouth

Budget Year

1908-1909 Naval Estimates

Construction Notes

Unique in having an armoured spotting tower but the view was obscured by the Conning tower which was in front.

Date Laid Down

23.02.2009

Launch Date

28.10.2009

Completed date

24.02.2011

Commission date

Year laid down

Year launched

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

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Sister ships

Eventual Fate

Jutland result

First ship to be sunk at the start of the battle cruiser action at 16:03, May 31st 1916.

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Captain Charles F. Sowerby

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

1,019

Officers

Ratings

Killed

1,017

Wounded

Prisoners

2

Displacement full Load (tons)

22,130

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

590

Length (mtrs)

179.8

Beam (ft)

80

Beam (mtrs)

24.4

Draught (ft)

29'9"

Draught (mtrs)

9.07

Max. Speed (knots)

25

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Range of 6,690 nm (7,700 miles) at 10 knots.

Propulsion

4 shafts, 2 Parsons direct drive steam turbine sets. 31 Babcock and Wilcox coal fired boilers

Armour Main Belt

4 to 6" (102 - 152 mm)

Deck Armour

1.5 to 2.5" (38 to 64 mm)

Turret Armour IN CM

7" (178 mm).

Conning Tower Armour

4 to 10" (102 to 254 mm)

Barbette Armour

7" (178 mm)

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Dreyer Mk 1

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

BL 12" Mk X

No. Primary Turrets

Guns (No.barrels)

8

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

850

Primary Broadside Weight

6800

Secondary Gun Calibre

4"

Guns (No.barrels) 2

16

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

Elevation (degrees)

13.5

Gunnery Range (yards)

18850

Gunnery Range (metres)

Rate of Fire (rds per minute)

2

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