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HMS Royal Oak (08)


Battleship


United Kingdom | 1939



"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 | Last Edited: 05/04/2021 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one sea-going vessel design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for HMS Royal Oak (08).
18 x Yarrow boilers feeding 2 x Steam turbines developing 40,000 horsepower to 4 x Shafts.
Propulsion
22.0 kts
25.3 mph
Surface Speed
6,995 nm
8,050 miles | 12,955 km
Range
Structure
The bow-to-stern, port-to-starboard physical qualities of HMS Royal Oak (08).
909
Personnel
Complement
620.6 ft
189.16 meters
O/A Length
88.5 ft
26.97 meters
Beam
33.6 ft
10.24 meters
Draught
30,000
tons
Displacement
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of HMS Royal Oak (08).
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.
Ships-in-Class (8)
Notable series variants as part of the HMS Royal Oak (08) family line as relating to the Revenge-class group.
HMS Revenge (06); HMS Resolution (09); HMS Royal Oak (08); HMS Royal Sovereign (05); HMS Ramillies (07); HMS Resistance; HMS Renown; HMS Repulse
Operators
Global operator(s) of the HMS Royal Oak (08). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national naval warfare listing.

Shipbuilder(s): Devonport Royal Dockyard - UK
National flag of the United Kingdom

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Image of the HMS Royal Oak (08)
Image from the Public Domain.

Mission Roles
Some designs are single-minded in their approach while others offer a more versatile solution to seaborne requirements.
BLUE WATER SERVICE
OFFSHORE BOMBARDMENT
LAND-ATTACK
MARITIME PATROL
AIRSPACE DENIAL
FLEET SUPPORT
FLAG / CAPITAL SHIP
Recognition
Some designs stand the test of time while others are doomed to never advance beyond the drawing board; let history be their judge.
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