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WARRIOR

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Armoured Cruiser

Nickname

Ship Class

Warrior class

Grouping

Ist Cruiser Squadron

Command

Grand Fleet

Builder's Yard

Pembroke Dock

Budget Year

1903-1904 Naval Estimates

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

05.11.1903

Launch Date

25.11.1905

Completed date

Commission date

12.12.1906

Year laid down

Year launched

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

Related stories

Sister ships

Defence

Eventual Fate

Sunk after enemy gunfire and having been cut loose from tow, 1st June 1916

Jutland result

At 17:57 SG II was spotted from Defence and Warrior. Opened fire but shells landed short. Closing in (and passing so closely across Lion's bow that the latter was force to swerve), SMS Wiesbaden was spotted and fire opened. At 18:05 and at 5,500 yards range the two armoured cruisers were spotted by SMS Derfflinger and 4 battleships a little further away (7,000 yards). By 18:20 the fire had been so accurate, that Defence blew up. Warror herself had been hit by six 15 cm (5.9") shells and "at least" (Wiki) 15 28 cm (11") heavy shells. Warrior was only let alone when HMS Warspite was spotted turning with a jammed rudder and fire was re-trained. HMS Engadine took off 743 survivors. She was abandoned at 08:25 on June 1st and gradually sank.

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Captain Vincent B. Molteno

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

712

Officers

Ratings

Killed

71

Wounded

36

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

14,500

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

503' 4"

Length (mtrs)

154

Beam (ft)

73' 6"

Beam (mtrs)

22.4

Draught (ft)

27' 6"

Draught (mtrs)

8.4

Max. Speed (knots)

23

Range (miles)

9,160 at 10 kts

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

2,050 tons coal and 600 tons of fuel accelerant oil

Propulsion

2 shafts, 4 cylinder Triple Expansion steam engine. 19 Yarrow water tube boilers and 6 cylindrical boilers. Rated performance 23,650 shp.

Armour Main Belt

Deck Armour

Turret Armour IN CM

Conning Tower Armour

Barbette Armour

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

BL 9.2" Mk X guns (234 mm)

No. Primary Turrets

6

Guns (No.barrels)

12

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

BL 7.5" Mk II or Mk V guns (191 mm)

Guns (No.barrels) 2

8

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

Twenty-six Vickers QF 3 pdr,

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"

No. tubes

3

Torpedo Type MM

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

submerged

References & sources