HMS Iron Duke; HMS Marlborough; HMS Benbow; HMS Emperor of India
Offshore bombardment / attack of surface targets / areas primarily through onboard ballistic weaponry.
Offshore strike of surface targets primarily through onboard missile / rocket weaponry.
Active patroling of vital waterways and maritime areas; can also serve as local deterrence against airborne and seaborne threats.
Airspace Denial / Deterrence
Neutralization or deterrence of airborne elements through onboard ballistic of missile weaponry.
Serving in support (either firepower or material) of the main surface fleet in Blue Water environments.
Flag Ship / Capital Ship
Serving in the fleet Flag Ship role or Capital Ship in older warship designs / terminology.
18 x Babcock & Wilcox boilers with Parsons steam turbines developing 31,000 horsepower to 4 x shafts.
(5,757 miles | 9,265 km)
1 knot = 1.15 mph; 1 nm = 1.15 mile; 1 nm = 1.85 km
5 x 2 x BL 13.5-inch (343mm) Mk V main guns (twin mountings).
12 x BL 6-inch (153mm) Mk VII guns in single mounts.
2 x QF 3-inch (20 cwt) anti-aircraft guns
4 x 21-inch (533mm) torpedo tubes