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Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Battleship

Nickname

Ship Class

Bellerophon

Grouping

4th Battle Squadron

Command

Grand Fleet

Builder's Yard

Yard 800, Armstrong Whitworth, Elswick

Budget Year

1906 Estimates

Construction Notes

£1,744,200

Date Laid Down

06.02.1907

Launch Date

07.11.1907

Completed date

19.06.1909

Commission date

29.05.1909

Year laid down

Year launched

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

Related stories

Sister ships

Bellerophon

Eventual Fate

Sold for scrap 1922

Jutland result

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Captain Edward Hyde Parker (Flying the Flag of Rear-Admiral Alexander Ludovic Duff, C.B.)

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

840

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

22,000

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

490' pp, 560' o/a

Length (mtrs)

150 - 160

Beam (ft)

82' 6"

Beam (mtrs)

25.1

Draught (ft)

30" 11" (max)

Draught (mtrs)

9.42

Max. Speed (knots)

20.75 (21 kts in trials

Range (miles)

7,600 at 10 kts

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Max. load of 2,648 tons coal and 840 tons of fuel oil burner

Propulsion

4 Parsons team turbine engines heating 18 Babcock and Wilcox boilers driving 4 shafts. Rated at 23,000 shp

Armour Main Belt

11 to 5"

Deck Armour

3 to 1.5"

Turret Armour IN CM

12"

Conning Tower Armour

11"

Barbette Armour

11 to 5"

Weight of armour

5431

Armour / Displacement Ratio

.29205205420520541

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Dreyer Mk 1

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

BL / 45 12" Mk X guns (300 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 (100 mm)

Guns (No.barrels) 2

11

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

Two 3” (76 mm) AA guns, Four Single 47 mm (1.9”) 3-pdr guns, five .303” (7.7 mm) machine 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

Torpedo Type IN

18" Whitehead

No. tubes

3

Torpedo Type MM

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

submerged

References & sources