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HMS Ramillies

1st July 1914 HMS Ramillies  

HMS Ramillies

HMS Ramillies, Revenge Class Battleship, built at William Beardmore, laid down on 12th November 1913, launched 12th June 1916 and commissioned on 1st September 1917. She was broken up at Troon in 1949.

The Revenge-class battleships (listed as Royal Sovereign class in several editions of Jane's Fighting Ships, as with the 1919 and 1931 editions, and sometimes also known as the "R" class) were five battleships of the Royal Navy, ordered as World War I loomed on the horizon, and launched in 19141916.

There were originally to have been eight of the class, but two were later redesigned, becoming the Renown-class battle cruisers, while the other, which was to have been named HMS Resistance, was cancelled.

  • Class overview : Revenge class battleships
  • Operators: Royal Navy and (one ship as "war loan", 194445 for Soviet Navy)
  • Preceded by: Queen Elizabeth class, Succeeded by: N3 class (planned) Nelson class (actual).
  • Planned:8 - HMS Revenge(ex-Renown), Resolution, Royal Oak, Royal Sovereign, Ramilles, Resistance, Renown and Repulse
  • Completed:5 - Revenge, Resolution, Royal Oak, Royal Sovereign and Ramilles.
  • Cancelled:3 - (Resistance and 2 re-ordered to different design Renown and Repulse (as Renown type Battle Cruisers))
  • Displacement: 29,150 tons standard, 33,500 tons full load
  • Length: 624 ft (190 m), Beam: 88.5 ft (27.0 m), Draught: 28.6 ft (8.7 m)
  • Propulsion: Steam turbines, 4 shafts, 24 boilers, 26,500 shp (20 MW)
  • Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h), Range: 5,000 nmi (9,000 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)
  • Ships Complement: 9971,150 officers and ratings
  • Armament:
  • 8 15 in /42 guns (381 mm)
  • 14 BL 6-inch (152.4 mm) Mk XII guns
  • 2 QF 3-inch (76.20 mm) 20 cwt anti-aircraft guns
  • 4 47 mm guns
  • 4 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes (submerged)
  • Armour:
  • Belt: 13 in (330 mm) amidships; 46 in (102152 mm) ends
  • Deck: up to 5 in (127 mm)
  • Turrets: 13 in (330 mm) faces; 5 in (127 mm) sides; 5 in (127 mm) roof
  • Barbettes: up to 10 in (254 mm)
  • Citadel: 11 in (279 mm)

HMS Ramillies (pennant number: 07) was one of five Revenge-class battleships built for the Royal Navy during World War I. She was completed after the Battle of Jutland in 1916 and saw no combat during the war. She served with the Grand Fleet for the duration of the war. The ship was active throughout World War II, with service ranging from convoy escort to shore bombardment to engaging enemy battleships.

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