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HMS New Zealand (1905)

Pre-Dreadnought Battleship

HMS New Zealand was renamed Zealandia in 1911, prior to seeing combat service in World War 1.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 11/14/2016
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Year: 1905
Ships-in-Class: 8
Named Ships: HMS King Edward VII; HMS Commonwealth; HMS Hindustan; HMS Britannia; HMS Dominion; HMS New Zealand / Zealandia; HMS Africa; HMS Hibernia
Complement: 777
Length: 454 ft (138.38 m)
Width: 78 ft (23.77 m)
Height: 25.5 ft (7.77 m)
Displacement (Surface): 16,350 tons
Propulsion: Water tube boilers with 2 x Vertical compound expansion steam engines developing 18,000 horsepower to 2 x shafts.
Speed (Surface): 18.5 kts (21 mph)
Range: 1,999 nm (2,300 miles; 3,701 km)
Operators: United Kingdom


4 x 305mm (12") BL Mk IX main guns
4 x 235mm (9.2") BL Mk X guns
10 x 152mm (6") BL Mk VII guns
14 x 12-pdr guns
14 x 3-pdr guns
5 x 18" (450mm) torpedo tubes

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