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HMS Canopus (1899)

Predreadnought Battleship

HMS Canopus led the six-strong Canopus-class of pre-Dreadnought battleships heading into World War 1.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 8/7/2017
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Year: 1899
Ships-in-Class: 6
Named Ships: HMS Canopus; HMS Albion; HMS Glory; HMS Goliath; HMS Ocean; HMS Vengeance
Complement: 750
Length: 431 ft (131.37 m)
Width: 74 ft (22.56 m)
Height: 26 ft (7.92 m)
Displacement (Surface): 14,300 tons
Propulsion: Water tube boilers with Vertical triple expansion steam engines developing 15,400 horsepower and driving 2 x shafts.
Speed (Surface): 18 kts (21 mph)
Range: 8,003 nm (9,210 miles; 14,822 km)
Operators: United Kingdom


4 x 12" BL (305mm) /35 Mk VIII main guns
12 x 6" (152mm) QF /40 guns
1- x 12-pounder Quick-Firing guns
6 x 3-pounder guns
4 x 18" (450mm) torpedo tubes

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