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REVENGE

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Battleship

Nickname

Ship Class

Royal Sovereign

Grouping

Ist Battle Squadron

Command

Grand Fleet

Builder's Yard

Barrow-on-Furness

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Construction cost £2,406,000.

Date Laid Down

22.12.1913

Launch Date

29.05.1915

Completed date

01.02.1916

Commission date

Year laid down

Year launched

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

06

Photo Details

Related stories

Sister ships

Eventual Fate

Jutland result

Managed to hit Derfflinger five times causing explosions within her main gun turrets. She also hit von der Tann once and used her secondar batteries against the destroyer attacks from the German 6th and 9th Destroyer Flotillas. Fired 102 APC shelss and 87 rounds from secondary guns. Launched single torpedo without result and fired on the Zeppelin L.11. Also without result.

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Captain Edward B. Kiddle

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

25750

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

620' 7"

Length (mtrs)

189.2

Beam (ft)

88' 6"

Beam (mtrs)

27

Draught (ft)

33' 7"

Draught (mtrs)

10.2

Max. Speed (knots)

23

Range (miles)

8,060 at 10 kts

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Oil fired (reversed previous use of both coal and fuel oil

Propulsion

4 Parsons team turbine engines heating 18 Babcock and Wilcox boilers driving 4 shafts. Rated at 40,000 shp.

Armour Main Belt

13" (330 mm) Krupp cemented armour

Deck Armour

1" - 4" (25 - 102 mm)

Turret Armour IN CM

11" - 13" (279 - 300 mm)

Conning Tower Armour

3" - 11" (76 - 279 mm)

Barbette Armour

6" - 10" 162 - 254 mm)

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Designed as smaller version of the Queen Elizabeth class

Fire Control Table

Dreyer Table Mk 1V, Dreyer Turret Control Table

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

BL 15" Mk 1 (381 mm)

No. Primary Turrets

4

Guns (No.barrels)

8

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

BL 6" guns (152 mm)

Guns (No.barrels) 2

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

Two single barrel QF 3" 20 cwt AA guns, Four Single 47 mm (1.9”) 3-pdr guns

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

12 of the econdary guns were mounted in casemates along the broadside while 2 were on the Shelter deck. Had two FC Directors and used two 15' (4.6 Mtrs) rangefinders.

Torpedo Type IN

21” ( 533 mm) Whitehead

No. tubes

4

Torpedo Type MM

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

References & sources