Index
Agincourt
Bellerophon Cl
Canada
Colossus Class
King Edward Cl
Dreadnought
Erin
Hood
Invincible Cl
Iron Duke Cl
King George Class
Lion Cl
Neptune
New Zealand
Orion Cl
Queen Elizabeth Cl
Renown Cl
Royal Sovereign Cl
St Vincent Cl
Tiger
 
As extracted from Jane's Fighting Ships © for 1919

1911 British Dreadnought Purchased 1914

Erin

Page 52

ERIN (ex Reshadieh), (Sept., 1913).

  • Normal displacement, 23,000 tons; 25,250 full load.
  • Complement, 1130.
  • Length (o.a.,) 559.5 feet. Beam, 91 ft. 7.25 in. Max. draught, 30 ft. 11 in., Mean draught 28 ft. 5 in. Length (p.p.), 525 feet.
  • Guns (Vickers): 10 - 13.5 inch, 45 cal. Dir. Con,; 16 - 6 inch, 50 cal. Dir. Con,; 2 - 3 inch (anti-aircraft)
  • Torpedo tubes. (21 inch): 4 submerged.
  • Vertical Armour (K.C.): 12" - 9" Lower Belt ; 8" Upper Belt ; 8", 5", 4" Bulkheads (f. & a.) ; 5" Battery * ; 1" Battery Traverses ; 10" - 8" Barbettes ; 11" Gunhouses ; 1" Funnel uptakes ; 12" C.T. (6" tube) ; 4" Torpedo C.T. (3" tube).
  • Deck Armour (H.T.) : 1" Fo'xle (over Battery) ; 1 Upper (beyond battery) ; 1" Main ; 3" (Ends), Middle ; 1" (Amidships), Middle.
  • Special protection : 1" Internal Citadel.
  • Machinery: Parsons turbines. 4 screws. Designed H.P. 26,500 = 21 kts. Boilers : 15 Babcock.
  • Coal : normal; 900 tons; maximum, 2120 tons + 710 tons oil.

ERIN.                    Photo. Topical

Gunnery Notes.- On plan 6 - 6 pdr. of original design shown: these guns not mounted now.

Armour Notes.- 12" belt at w.l. with very narrow strap of 9" over. Barbettes 5" and 3" within belt. 1 battery traverses divide 6-inch guns by pairs.

Special Protection (correction to plans).- Internal screens (shown by dot shading in section 9-I5 on profile) should now extend to end barbettes over sections 6-18.

Torpedo Notes.- Elswick side-loading tubes. Stern tube removed during War.

  • Name: Erin
  • Builder: Vickers
  • Machinery: Vickers
  • Laid down: Feb '11
  • Completed: Aug. '14
  • Trials: -
  • Boilers: Babcock
  • Turbines: Parsons

General Notes.-Designed by Armstrong, Vickers and Brown, in conjunction with Turkish Ministry of Marine. Purchased for British Navy, August, 1914. Designed with after tripod mast; had tall pole mast stepped when completing ; this was cut down when ship was taken over for British Navy. The design forms an interesting comparison with King George V class of same displacement. Erin has, in comparison, 16 - 6 inch guns in 5" battery added and better internal protection. But her scantlings are lighter than those ruling in British Navy: her fuel supply is about 1000 tons less than in British Dreadnoughts, and her ammunition supply is below the average. Steams well is a good sea-boat, and remarkably handy. Internal accommodation is rather cramped.

Broadside : 10 - 13.5 in., 8 - 6 in., 2 - 21 in. tubes.

Source: As extracted from Jane's Fighting Ships © for 1919 - Page 52

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