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HMS Canopus (1899)

Predreadnought Battleship

HMS Canopus (1899)

Predreadnought Battleship

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
SHIPS-IN-CLASS
ARMAMENT
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



HMS Canopus led the six-strong Canopus-class of pre-Dreadnought battleships heading into World War 1.
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ORIGIN: United Kingdom
YEAR: 1899
SHIP CLASS: Canopus-class
SHIPS-IN-CLASS (6): HMS Canopus; HMS Albion; HMS Glory; HMS Goliath; HMS Ocean; HMS Vengeance
OPERATORS: United Kingdom
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the base HMS Canopus (1899) design. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 750
LENGTH: 431 feet (131.37 meters)
BEAM: 74 feet (22.56 meters)
DRAUGHT: 26 feet (7.92 meters)
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 knots (21 miles-per-hour)
RANGE: 8,003 nautical miles (9,210 miles; 14,822 kilometers)
ARMAMENT



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
AIR WING



None.