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TIGER

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Battle-cruiser

Nickname

Ship Class

Tiger

Grouping

1st Battlecruiser Squadron

Command

Battle Cruiser Fleet

Builder's Yard

John Brown and Company, Clydebank

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Cost £2,5913,100

Date Laid Down

20.06.1912

Launch Date

15.12.1913

Completed date

Commission date

03.10.1914

Year laid down

1912

Year launched

1913

Year completed

Commission Year

1914

Pennant No

Photo Details

courtesy D.Smith Collection

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Sister ships

Lion

Eventual Fate

sold for scrap Feb 1932

Jutland result

After Hipper opened fire at 15:48, Tiger was hit 6 times in the first 7 minutes by SMS Moltke.Two turrets were temporarily disabled (incl. Q). She had been hit 17 times by Moltke by the time she reached the turning point for the Run to the North. Hit one more time in the run North. Shot 303 main battery shells scoring 1 hit on Motke and 2 on von der Tann.136 secondary armament shells fired at Wiesbaden and destroyer attacks after the deployment.

Ready for action after dock repairs

01.07.1916

Commander

Captain Henry B. Pelly, M.V.O.

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

1,112 (Sept 1914)

Officers

Ratings

Killed

24

Wounded

46

Prisoners

70

Displacement full Load (tons)

33,260

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

704

Length (mtrs)

214.6

Beam (ft)

90' 6"

Beam (mtrs)

27.6

Draught (ft)

32' 5"

Draught (mtrs)

9.9

Max. Speed (knots)

28

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

3,900 tons of fuel oil and 3,390 tons of coal

Propulsion

4 shafts and Brown Curtis direct drive steam turbine drive sets with 39 Babcock and Wilcox boilers. Rated at 85,000 shp

Armour Main Belt

3" - 9" (76 - 229 mm)

Deck Armour

1" - 3" (25 - 76 mm)

Turret Armour IN CM

9" (229 mm)

Conning Tower Armour

10" (254 mm)

Barbette Armour

8" - 9" (203 - 229 mm)

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Dreyer Table Mk 1, Dreyer Turret Control Table

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

BL 13.5" Mk V (343 mm)

No. Primary Turrets

4

Guns (No.barrels)

8

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

2

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

1,250 (567 kg)

Primary Broadside Weight

11,200

Secondary Gun Calibre

BL 6" guns (152 mm)

Guns (No.barrels) 2

12

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

Two 3” (76 mm) AA guns

Elevation (degrees)

+20 / -5

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

9' (2.7 mtr) rangefinders above turrets B and Q sent information to the Dreyer Mark IV FC Table in the transmitting station below the waterline to give range and deflection data for the guns. A Dumaresq in the armoured tower gave bearing data

Torpedo Type IN

21” (533 mm) Whitehead

No. tubes

4

Torpedo Type MM

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

References & sources