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HMS Canopus (1899) - United Kingdom (1899)


Detailing the development and operational history of the HMS Canopus (1899) Predreadnought Battleship.


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HMS Canopus led the six-strong Canopus-class of pre-Dreadnought battleships heading into World War 1.







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HMS Canopus (1899)



Service Year: 1899
Type: Predreadnought Battleship
National Origin: United Kingdom
Ship Class: Canopus-class
Number-in-Class: 6


Complement, Dimensions and Displacements



Complement (Crew): 750
Length: 431 feet (131.37 meters)
Beam (Width): 74 feet (22.56 meters)
Draught (Height): 26 feet (7.92 meters)

Surface Displacement: 14,300 tons

Installed Power and Base Performance



Engine(s): Water tube boilers with Vertical triple expansion steam engines developing 15,400 horsepower and driving 2 x shafts.

Surface Speed: 18 knots (21 mph)
Operational Range: 8,003 nautical miles (9,210 miles, 14,822 km)

Armament / Air Wing



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

Aircraft: None.

Global Operators



United Kingdom

Ships-in-Class / Group (6)



HMS Canopus; HMS Albion; HMS Glory; HMS Goliath; HMS Ocean; HMS Vengeance