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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.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 8/7/2017 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com


Specifications



Year:
1899
Ship Class [ Canopus-class ]
Ships-in-Class [ 6 ] Ship Names: HMS Canopus; HMS Albion; HMS Glory; HMS Goliath; HMS Ocean; HMS Vengeance
National flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
- Blue Water Operations
- Fleet Support
- Hunter
- Direct-Attack
Length:
431 ft (131.37 m)
Width / Beam:
74 ft (22.56 m)
Height / Draught:
26 ft (7.92 m)
Displacement (Surface):
14,300 tons
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)
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
None.

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