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IRON DUKE

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Battleship

Nickname

The Tin Duck

Ship Class

Iron Duke

Grouping

4th Battle Squadron

Command

Grand Fleet

Builder's Yard

HM Dockyards Portsmouth

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

12.01.1912

Launch Date

12.10.1912

Completed date

Commission date

10.03.2014

Year laid down

Year launched

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

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Sister ships

Marlborough, Benbow and Empress of India

Eventual Fate

Sold for scrap 1946. Broken up Glasgow 1948?

Jutland result

Opened fire on SMS König at 18:29. First salvo short, next three hit. 6 hits were claimed by ID's gunnery officer (7 hits had been landed)

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Captain Frederic C. Dryer, C.B. (Flying the Flag of the Commander-in-Chief)

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

995 - 1,022

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

29,560

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

622' 9"

Length (mtrs)

189.8

Beam (ft)

90

Beam (mtrs)

27.4

Draught (ft)

29' 6"

Draught (mtrs)

8.9

Max. Speed (knots)

21.25

Range (miles)

8,976 at 10 kts

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Propulsion

4 Parsons turbines, 18 Babcock and Wilcox boilers rated at 29,000 shp.

Armour Main Belt

12"

Deck Armour

12" (305 mm)

Turret Armour IN CM

11" (279 mm)

Conning Tower Armour

Barbette Armour

10" (254 mm)

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Served as Grand Fleet Flagship after serving as the same for Sir George Callaghan. Was replaced by HMS Queen Elizabeth shortly after Vice Admiral Beatty became CinC November 1916 (in January 1917).

Fire Control Table

Dreyer Table Mk 1, Dreyer Turret Control Table

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

13'5"

No. Primary Turrets

5

Guns (No.barrels)

10

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

6"

Guns (No.barrels) 2

12

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

Two 3" QF 20 cwt AA guns (152 mm), Four 3 pdr 20 cwt guns (47 mm).

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

530 mm

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

submerged Whitehead

References & sources