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ERIN battleship

Erin 1915

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Erin (ex-Reshadieh)   Vickers, Barrow 1/8/1911 3/9/1913 8/1914 sold for BU 12/1922

 

 

      

Displacement normal, t

22780

Displacement full, t

25250

Length, m

170.5

Breadth, m

27.9

Draught, m

8.70

No of shafts

4

Machinery

Parsons steam turbines, 15 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Power, h. p.

26500

Max speed, kn

21

Fuel, t

2120 coal + 710 oil

Armour, mm

belt: 305 - 102, bulkheads: 203 - 102, turrets: 280 (faces), barbettes: 254 - 76, deck: 76 - 39, CT: 305

Armament

5 x 2 - 343/45 Mk V, 16 x 1 - 152/50 BL Mk XVI, 2 x 1 - 76/45 QF MkI HA, 6 x 1 - 57/40 Hotchkiss, 4 - 533 TT (beam)

Complement

1070

 

Ship project history: Ship was constructed for Turkey but requisitioned when war started. She distinguished from standard British ships having thinner armor plating, more full shorter and beamier hull form, smaller coal stowage and lesser endurance. "Q" turret was mounted one deck higher, secondary battery was arranged better than on other ships.

Protection: will be added.

Modernizations: 1918: + flying-off platforms on turrets "B" & "Q"

Naval service:  Paid off 1919.

Erin 1915

 

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