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VALIANT

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Battleship

Nickname

Ship Class

Queen Elizabeth

Grouping

5th Battle Squadron

Command

Battle-cruiser Fleet

Builder's Yard

Fairfields

Budget Year

1912

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

31.01.1913

Launch Date

04.11.1914

Completed date

Commission date

19.02.1916

Year laid down

Year launched

1916

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

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Sister ships

Barham, Warspite and Malaya.

Eventual Fate

March 1948 sold for scrap

Jutland result

Fired 288 15" shells. Unlike Warspite and Barham, she suffered no damage.

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Captain Maurice Woollcombe

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

925 / 951

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

1

Prisoners

1

Displacement full Load (tons)

29,150

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

660

Length (mtrs)

200

Beam (ft)

90' 6"

Beam (mtrs)

27.58

Draught (ft)

30'8"

Draught (mtrs)

9.35

Max. Speed (knots)

24

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Propulsion

Brown Curtis steam turbines using 18 Babkcoxk and Wilcox boilers producing 71,112 shp (trials).

Armour Main Belt

6" - 13"

Deck Armour

1" - 3"

Turret Armour IN CM

11" - 13"

Conning Tower Armour

11"

Barbette Armour

4" - 10'"

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Dreyer Table Mk 1V, Dreyer Turret Control Table

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

BL 15" Mk 1

No. Primary Turrets

4

Guns (No.barrels)

8

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

1920

Primary Broadside Weight

15360

Secondary Gun Calibre

BL 6" Mk XII guns (150 mm)

Guns (No.barrels) 2

12

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

Two 3” (76 mm) AA guns and four QF 3" 20 cwt AA guns.

Elevation (degrees)

20

Gunnery Range (yards)

24400

Gunnery Range (metres)

Rate of Fire (rds per minute)

Shells expended Main

Mines dropped

Shells expended Secondary

Torpedoes fired

Gunnery Notes

One of her three guns became part of the Jahore battery in Singapore

Torpedo Type IN

21” (533 mm) Whitehead

No. tubes

4

Torpedo Type MM

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

submerged

References & sources