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MONARCH

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Battleship

Nickname

Ship Class

Orion

Grouping

2nd Battle Squadron

Command

Grand Fleet

Builder's Yard

Armstring Elswick

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Cost £1,888,700

Date Laid Down

01.04.1910

Launch Date

30.03.1911

Completed date

Commission date

Year laid down

1910

Year launched

1911

Year completed

Commission Year

1912 (Feb)

Pennant No

Photo Details

Public Domain

Related stories

Sister ships

Orion, Thunder, Conquerer

Eventual Fate

Sunk as a target ship

Jutland result

Fired two salvoes after the deployment at the leading König which then dropped from view. She claimed a strtaddle but actually hit König in the No, port 5.9" casemate gun.

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Captain George H. Borrett

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

25,870

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

581'

Length (mtrs)

177

Beam (ft)

88'

Beam (mtrs)

27

Draught (ft)

24'

Draught (mtrs)

7.3

Max. Speed (knots)

21

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Propulsion

18 boilers driving steam turbines and 4 shafts.. Rated at 27,000 shp.

Armour Main Belt

12"

Deck Armour

Turret Armour IN CM

Conning Tower Armour

Barbette Armour

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Dreyer Mk 111

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

13.5" BL (343 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)

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

BL 4" Mk VII guns (101.6 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

53

Mines dropped

Shells expended Secondary

Torpedoes fired

Gunnery Notes

Torpedo Type IN

21"

No. tubes

3

Torpedo Type MM

533 mm

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

submerged tubes

References & sources