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HMS Royal Oak (08)


HMS Royal Oak survived the fighting of World War 1 only to be sunk by German U-boat U-47 at Scapa Flow during World War 2.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 7/30/2018
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Year: 1939
Status: Lost-in-Service
Ships-in-Class: 8
Named Ships: HMS Revenge (06); HMS Resolution (09); HMS Royal Oak (08); HMS Royal Sovereign (05); HMS Ramillies (07); HMS Resistance; HMS Renown; HMS Repulse
Complement: 909
Length: 620.6 ft (189.16 m)
Width: 88.5 ft (26.97 m)
Height: 33.6 ft (10.24 m)
Displacement (Surface): 30,000 tons
Propulsion: 18 x Yarrow boilers feeding 2 x Steam turbines developing 40,000 horsepower to 4 x Shafts.
Speed (Surface): 22 kts (25 mph)
Range: 6,995 nm (8,050 miles; 12,955 km)
Operators: United Kingdom


8 x 15" (381mm) /42 caliber main guns in four twin-gunned turrets.
14 x BL 6" (152.4mm) Mk XII secondary guns in single-gunned emplacements.
2 x QF 3" (76.20mm) 20 cwt Anti-Aircraft (AA) guns in single-gunned emplacements.
4 x 47mm AA guns in single-gunned emplacements.
4 x 21 (533mm) torpedo tubes.

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