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NEW ZEALAND

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Battleship

Nickname

Ship Class

Indefategable

Grouping

2nd Battlecruiser Squadron

Command

Battle-cruiser Fleet

Builder's Yard

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

20.06.1910

Launch Date

01.07.1911

Completed date

Commission date

19.11.1912

Year laid down

Year launched

1912

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

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New Zealand rammed HMS Australia shortly before Jutland causing the latter to miss the battle and engendering a high degree of hostiity between the crews from that point.

Sister ships

Australia

Eventual Fate

Jutland result

Shifted fire from Von der Tann to Moltke at 16:23 after Tiger had hit the former. New Zealand was hit at 16:26 by an 11" shell (28 cm) from von der Tann on X turret which was briefly blocked. Straddled by SMS PrinyRegent Luitpold at the start of the Run to the North

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Captain John F. E. Green (Flying the Flag of Rear-Admiral. William C. Pakenham, C.B., M.V.O.)

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

800

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

22,130

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

590,3

Length (mtrs)

179.9

Beam (ft)

80

Beam (mtrs)

24.4

Draught (ft)

27

Draught (mtrs)

8.2

Max. Speed (knots)

25

Range (miles)

7,700 at 10kts

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Propulsion

Four shaft Parsons direct drive steam turbines. 31 Babcock and Wilcox boilers giving a 44,000 shp rating.

Armour Main Belt

4" - 6" (102 - 152 mm)

Deck Armour

1" - 2.5" (25 - 64 mm)

Turret Armour IN CM

7" (178 mm)

Conning Tower Armour

4" - 10" (102 - 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 guns

No. Primary Turrets

4

Guns (No.barrels)

8

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

850

Primary Broadside Weight

6,800

Secondary Gun Calibre

BL 4" Mk VII guns

Guns (No.barrels) 2

16

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

In March 1915 3" QF 20 cwt added to the QF 6 pdr Hotchkiss AA gun already mounted at the start of the war.

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

A turret was fitted with a 9 foot Barr and Stroud (270 cm) rangefinder. It was situated at the back of the turret roof.

Torpedo Type IN

18"

No. tubes

2

Torpedo Type MM

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

submerged

References & sources