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QUEEN MARY

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Battle-cruiser

Nickname

Ship Class

Lion

Grouping

1st Battlecruiser Squadron

Command

Battle-cruiser Fleet

Builder's Yard

Palmers (Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne), Jarrow

Budget Year

1910-1911 Naval Estimates

Construction Notes

First battle cruiser to mount a sternwalk and restored the officers quarters to the stern of the ship

Date Laid Down

06.03-11

Launch Date

Completed date

04.09.2013

Commission date

Year laid down

Year launched

1912 (mar)

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

QM in Portland

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Eventual Fate

Jutland result

Sunk after a catastrophic explosion. Only survivor, Midshipman Jocelyn Latham Storey survived in Q turret.

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Captain Cecil I. Prowse

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

997 (peacetime), 1,275 wartime

Officers

Ratings

Killed

1266

Wounded

6

Prisoners

2

Displacement full Load (tons)

30500

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

703' 6"

Length (mtrs)

214.4

Beam (ft)

89' 0.5"

Beam (mtrs)

27.1

Draught (ft)

32' 4"

Draught (mtrs)

9.9

Max. Speed (knots)

28

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Propulsion

2 paired sets of Parsons direct drive steam turbines in two engine rooms. 42 Yarrow boilers. Delivering 75,000 shp.

Armour Main Belt

9 to 4" (229 to 110 mm)

Deck Armour

2.5" (64 mm)

Turret Armour IN CM

9" (229 mm)

Conning Tower Armour

10" (254 mm)

Barbette Armour

9 to 8" (229 to 203 mm)

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Dreyer Mk 11

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

BL 13.5" Mk V (343 mm)

No. Primary Turrets

Guns (No.barrels)

8

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

1400

Primary Broadside Weight

11200

Secondary Gun Calibre

1 - BL 4" Mk VII guns ( 102 mm)

Guns (No.barrels) 2

16

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

Elevation (degrees)

20

Gunnery Range (yards)

23740

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

533

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

Mk II submerged

References & sources