Index

Monitors pp 90

Monitors pp 91

Monitors pp 92

 
As extracted from Jane's Fighting Ships © for 1919

Monitors


Page 90

EREBUS (19th June, 1916), TERROR (18th May, 1916).

EREBUS

  • Displacement, 8000 tons.
  • Complements, 226 and 223.
  • Length, (p.p.) 380, (o.a.) 405 feet. Beam, 88 feet. Mean Draught, 11 feet.
  • Guns: 2 - 15 inch, 42 cal. (Dir. Con.), 8 - 4 inch, 2 - 12 pdr., 2 - 3 inch (anti. aircraft), 2 -2 pdr. (anti-aircraft) 4 MG.
  • Armour: 4" Bulkheads; F. & A., 8" Barbettes, 13" - 4.25" Gunhouses, 4' Box Citadel (over magazines), 6" C.T., 1" Fo'xle &Upper D'ks, 4" Main Deck (Slopes), 2" Main Deck, 1.5" - .75" Lower Deck; Anti-torpedo Pro. Bulges
  • Machinery: Triple expansion. 2 screws. Boilers : Babcock. Designed H.P. 600=12 kts. Fuel: 650 tons normal, 750 tons, maximum, oil only.

Gunnery Notes.- 15 inch are high angle and can range up to 40,000 yards. Smoke screen apparatus fitted. Erebus has 15 inch removed from M. Ney.

Special Protection.- Bulges about 15 feet deep, sub-divided into 50 w.t.c. Erebus hit full amidships by distance controlled boat carrying heavy charge. Was repaired in a fortnight and rails were fitted to " blisters ' of both ships to prevent distance-controlled boats riding up blisters. Terror hit by three torpedoes in succession - 2 right forward beyond bulge protection inflicted heavy damage. The third torpedo hit the bulge and did no harm at all.

Name

Builder and Machinery

Begun

Completed

Trials

Erebus

Harland & Wolff (Govan)

Oct., 1915

Sept. 1916

7244 H.P. = 14.1 kts.

Terror

Harland & Wolff (Belfast)

Oct., 1915

Aug. 1916

6235 H.P. = 13.1 kts.

General Notes.-Both Emergency War Programme. Designed as an improved " Abercrombie " type to outrange the 15 and 11 inch guns mounted by Germans on Belgian Coast. Their speed, considering their great beam. is remarkable. Were the "crack" monitors of the famous Dover Patrol.


Cancelled 1918.- Large monitor (unnamed) by Messrs. Wm. Hamilton.

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