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AGINCOURT battleship

Agincourt 1915

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Agincourt (ex-Sultan Osman I, ex-Rio de Janeiro)   Armstrong, Elswick 9/1911 22/1/1913 8/1914 sold for BU 12/1922

 

 

      

Displacement normal, t

27500

Displacement full, t

30250

Length, m

204.7

Breadth, m

27.1

Draught, m

8.20

No of shafts

4

Machinery

Parsons geared steam turbines, 22 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Power, h. p.

34000

Max speed, kn

22

Fuel, t

3200 coal + 620 oil

Armour, mm

belt: 229 - 102, bulkheads: 203 - 102, turrets: 305 (faces), barbettes: 229 - 76, deck: 64 - 25, CT: 305

Armament

7 x 2 - 305/45 Mk XIII, 20 x 1 - 152/50 BL Mk XIII, 10 x 1 - 76/45 QF Mk I, 2 x 1 - 76/45 QF MkI HA, 3 - 533 TT (2 beam, 1 stern)

Complement

1115

 

Ship project history: Ship was ordered by Brazil but resold to Turkey on the stocks. Later she was requisitioned by RN.  The unusual project is predetermined by requirements of the initial customer who has wished at preservation of 305mm main calibre to have very high-power side salvo. As a result Agincourt was the longest battleship of RN and the only thing in the world a seven-tower dreadnought.

Protection: will be added.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Agincourt 1914

 

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