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LION

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Battle-cruiser

Nickname

Ship Class

Lion (The Splendid Cats)

Grouping

ist Battlecruiser Squadron

Command

Battle-cruiser Fleet

Builder's Yard

Devenport Dockyard

Budget Year

Construction Notes

The Lion class was designed by Philip Watts, Director of Naval Construction. It was a 70% increase in size over the Indefatigable class.

Date Laid Down

29.11.2009

Launch Date

06.08.2010

Completed date

Commission date

04.06.1912

Year laid down

Year launched

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

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Sister ships

Tiger

Eventual Fate

Sold for scrap 31.01.1924

Jutland result

Fired 326 rounds from main armament with 4 hits on Lützow and 1 on Derfflinger. Fired 7 torpedoes (2 Derfflinger, 1 Wiesdbaden etc.) without any sucess- Hit 14 times. Q turret destroyed and a magazine explosion narrowly avoided

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Captain Alfred E. M. Chatfield, C.V.O. (Flying the Flag of Vice-Admiral Sir David Beatty, K.C.B., M.V.O., D.S.O.; Captain Rudolf W. Bentinck, Chief of the Staff)

Noteable Officers

Captain Ernle Chatfield, Major John Harvey VC,

Crew complement

1,092

Officers

Ratings

Killed

99

Wounded

51

Prisoners

150

Displacement full Load (tons)

30,820

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

700

Length (mtrs)

213.4

Beam (ft)

88,5

Beam (mtrs)

27

Draught (ft)

32,5

Draught (mtrs)

9.9

Max. Speed (knots)

28 knots

Range (miles)

6,460 at 10kts

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Coal with fuel oil sprays

Propulsion

4 shaft Parsons direct-drive steam turbines, 42 Yarrow water tube boilers.

Armour Main Belt

4" - 9" (102 - 229 mm)

Deck Armour

2.5" (64 mm)

Turret Armour IN CM

9" (229 mm)

Conning Tower Armour

10" (254 mm)

Barbette Armour

8" - 9" (203 -229 mm)

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Dreyer Mk 111

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

BL 13.5" Mk V

No. Primary Turrets

4

Guns (No.barrels)

8

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

1250

Primary Broadside Weight

#VALUE!

Secondary Gun Calibre

BL 4" Mk VII

Guns (No.barrels) 2

16

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

Elevation (degrees)

20

Gunnery Range (yards)

23820

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

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

Mk II submerged

References & sources