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HMS Queen Elizabeth (1913

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HMS Queen Elizabeth (1913)
Queen Elizabeth in the 1930s

Career
Name: Namesake: Laid down: Launched: Commissioned: HMS Queen Elizabeth Elizabeth I 21 October 1912 16 October 1913 1915

Decommissioned: 1948 Struck: Identification: Fate: 7 July 1948 Pennant number: 00 Sold to Arnott Young and scrapped in Dalmuir, Scotland

General characteristics
Class & type: Displacement: Length: Queen Elizabeth-class battleship As built: 31,100 tons deep 640 ft 10.5 in (195.339 m) (overall) 646 ft 1 in (196.93 m) (with stern-walk fitted) 601 ft 4.5 in (183.299 m) (waterline) 90 feet 6 inches 30 feet 6 inches–30 feet 11.5 inches (mean) 33 feet 10 inches–34 feet 2.5 inches (deep) 24 × boilers at 285 psi maximum pressure 4 × direct drive turbines 4 × shafts 75,000 shp at 300 rpm 2 × oil driven 450 kW dynamos<rb>2 × turbine driven 200 Kw dynamos 1 × reciprocating engine driven 200 kW dynamo added shortly after commissioning 24 knots (design) 8,600 nmi (16,000 km) at 12.5 knots (23 km/h) 3,900 nmi (7,200 km) at 21 knots (39 km/h) 3,300 tons of oil 100 tons of coal 950 - 1300 As of 1913: 1124

Beam: Draught: Propulsion:

Speed: Endurance: Capacity: Complement: Crew:

replaced by 2 guns on forecastle deck 1916 changes 2 6-inch guns on forecastle deck removed From 1938 : 6-inch guns replaced by 20 x QF 4. named in honour of Elizabeth I of England. Hampshire. 3 inch roof.5 inches Horizontal: Forecastle: 1 inch over 6 inch battery Upperdeck 2 to 1. 4 inches below Torpedo conning tower: 6 inch Torpedo conning tower tube: 4 inches to upper deck As built protective plate: Vertical: Torpedo bulkheads: 1 inch + 1 inch Magazine-end bulkheads: 1 inch + 1 inch (extra 1 inch layer added after Battle of Jutland) Funnel uptakes: 1. though a number of battlecruisers and pre-dreadnought battleships were also involved. 2.25 inch top Barbettes: 10 to 7 inches above belt. 6 in ch and 4 inch aft 15 inch Turrets: 11 inch sides. leading the first line of British battleships in the battle of 18 March 1915. 6 to 4 inches below belt 6 inch guns: 6 inch Conning tower: 11 inch side. She saw service in both World Wars. A super-dreadnought class of battleships. She became the Queen Elizabeth at the Dardanelles 1915 flagship for the preliminary naval operations in the Dardanelles Campaign. During the attempted military . 1 inch forward Armament: Armour: HMS Queen Elizabeth was the lead ship of the Queen Elizabeth-class of dreadnought battleships.5 inch dual purpose guns (10 x 2) As built armour: Belt: 13 inch tapering to 6 inch forward and 4 inch aft Upper belt: 6 inches Bulkheads: 6 inch and 4 inch forward. the Queen Elizabeth was sent to the Dardanelles for the Allied attempt to knock the Ottoman Empire out of the war.25 inches at forward and aft ends Middle deck: 1 inch (2 inches after Battle of Jutland) Lower deck: 3 inches at extreme ends. While still undergoing testing in the Mediterranean. 4. The Queen Elizabeth was the only modern battleship to participate.25 inches from A–Y barbettes Main deck: 1. and entered service in January 1915 during World War I. 13 inch faces. she and the other vessels in the class were the first ships of their type to be powered by oil instead of coal. 4 inch revolving hood Conning tower tube: 6 inches to upper deck. History First World War She was launched on 16 October 1913 at Portsmouth.HMS Queen Elizabeth (1913) 2 As built: 8 × Mk I 15-inch/42 guns (4 x 2) 16 (Queen Elizabeth) or 14 (other ships) × single Mk XII 6-inch guns 2 × single 3-inch anti-aircraft guns 4 × single 3-pdr (47 mm) saluting guns 4 × 21-inch (530 mm) submerged torpedo tubes 1915-1916 changes : 4 6-inch guns in stern removed.25 inches over steering gear.

her decks were clear and the Italian crews were captured. In her 1937-1941 rebuild she was fitted with a tower bridge in place of her old bridge. with the loss of nine men of her complement. 3 Inter war period Between the wars she was the flagship of the Atlantic Fleet from 1919 to 1924. she was comprehensively repaired.5 inches over the machinery. She was rebuilt twice between the world wars. was mined and seriously damaged by Italian frogmen (Antonio Marceglia and Spartaco Schergat). For this reason. Queen Elizabeth rejoined the Mediterranean Fleet. circa 1936 Second World War When her reconstruction was complete. in 1926–1927 bulges were added. the Queen Elizabeth was immediately withdrawn to a safer position. the funnels were trunked. where she served until 1937. and later that year returned to the Mediterranean.[] During the 1930s she participated in the non-intervention blockade during the Spanish Civil War. and the elevation of her main battery was increased to 30 degrees. The future First Sea Lord John H. but she missed the Battle of Jutland due to being in dock for maintenance. horizontal armour was added. she rejoined the Mediterranean Fleet in 1927. Virginia in the United States. However. Although grounded on the harbour bottom. in an attack on 19 December 1941 in shallow water in the harbour at Alexandria. after the sinking of HMS Goliath by a Turkish torpedo boat on 12 May. while the new 4. along with HMS Valiant.5" guns had between 1 and 2 inches of armour. the Queen Elizabeth was the flagship for General Sir Ian Hamilton. Deck armour was increased to 5 inches over the magazines. in order to conceal the weak British HMS Queen Elizabeth in Alexandria harbour surrounded by position in the Mediterranean during the period the two anti-torpedo nets ships were patched and refloated. engines and boilers were replaced. her 6 inch (152 mm) guns were removed and in their place received 20 4. D. This reconstruction was completed in January 1941. covering the evacuation of Crete in June 1941. four 4 inch guns were added. With trunked funnels. From September of that year until June 1943. in 1922. Following a refit. Cunningham served aboard her as Master of the Fleet. Following completion of temporary repairs in an Alexandria drydock in June 1942. whereas the Valiant went back into service after many months and the Queen Elizabeth after more than a year and half. She joined Admiral Hugh Evan-Thomas's 5th Battle Squadron (consisting of Queen Elizabeth-class battleships) of the Grand Fleet based at Scapa Flow. she steamed through the Suez Canal and around Africa to the Navy Yard in Norfolk.[] She. commander of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. when Britain had been at war for over a year. and a new foretop was installed. 2. From 1924 she was the flagship of the Mediterranean Fleet. However. went to the Atlantic Fleet in 1929.[] New fire control equipment was installed. Egypt. . this concealing action lasted through a few days only.[1] She also received facilities for aircraft with a launching catapult amidships.HMS Queen Elizabeth (1913) invasion of the Gallipoli on 25 April. the British maintained the illusion of full operational status.5 in (114 mm) guns and several smaller anti-aircraft guns. including the HACS MkIV AA fire control system and the Admiralty Fire Control Table Mk VII for surface fire control of the main armament.

com/warship_directory/ great_britain/battleships/queen_elizabeth/hms_queen_elizabeth.[] 4 References [1] Raven and Roberts.HMS Queen Elizabeth (1913) Queen Elizabeth went to the Home Fleet in July 1943.htm) • HMS Queen Elizabeth at navalhistories (http://www. which she joined in January 1945. and in December she left for the Eastern Fleet.naval-history._Britain_Prepared) HMS Queen Elizabeth loading cordite and shells for firing. British Battleships of WW2.org/lib/index.maritimequest. htm) . The vessel was paid off in June and scrapped in July 1948.royal-navy. She took part in raids on Japanese bases in Indonesia. p247 External links • Royal Navy History (http://www.php?title=The_Old_Order. • Maritimequest HMS Queen Elizabeth Photo Gallery (http://www. and was placed in reserve in August 1945.net/xGM-Chrono-01BB-Queen Elizabeth.

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