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HMS Ramillies

HMS Ramillies (Royal Sovereign Class)
General Details
Nationality British
Type Battleship
Builder Beardmore & Cammell Laird Co.. United Kingdom
Laid down 12 November 1913
Launched 12 September 1916
Commissioned September 1917
Fate Refitted 1926
Limited service in WWII
Placed in reserve by 1944
Became training ship at Portsmouth
Sold for scrap 20 March 1948
Displacement
Standard 28,150 tons
Full Load 31,500 tons
33,500 tons (WWII)
Dimensions
Lenght (waterline) 614.5' (187 m)
Lenght (Overall) 624.5' (190.3 m)
Beam 88.5' (27 m)
102.5' (31.2 m) after buldges added
Draft 28.5 (8.7 m) (Avg)
30.2' (9.2 m) (Max)
Armament
Main Battery 8 x 15" (381 mm)/42 cal Mk I in 4 twin Mk I mountings
2 forward 2 aft
Secondary Battery (design) 14 x 6" (152 mm)/45 cal BL Mk XII in 14 single P IX mountings
2 x 76 mm (12pdr)/50 cal QF HA Mk Iv
Secondary Battery (after refits) 2 x 6" removed
4 x 4" (101 mm)/45 cal QF HA Mk XVI in 2 twin HA/LA Mk XIX mountings
16 x 40.5 mm (2 pdr)/45 cal Mk VIII pompom
up to 35 x 20 mm Oerlikons added during WWII
16 x Lewis MGs in quad mounts added during WWII
Torpedoes 4 x 21" (533mm) tubes below waterline (design), removed by 1940
Radars
Air Search Type 279, replaced by Type 281B in 1944
Surface Search Type 273 (by 1943)
Fire Control Type 284 main gunfire control (all by 1942)
Type 285 secondary gunfire control (all in 1941)
Type 282 close gunfire control
Type 283 blindfire barrage gunfire control (in 1944)
Armour
Belt 2.0"-13.0" (51-330 mm) midship
2"- 6" (51-152 mm) ends
6" (152 mm) upper belt
Deck 1"-3" (25-76 mm) main deck
Bulkheads 4"- 6" (101-152 mm) aft-forward
Turrets 13" (330 mm) face
11" (279.4 mm) sides
4.5" (114.3 mm) roof
Barbettes 4"-10" (101-254 mm) above belt
4"- 6" (101-152 mm) below belt
6" Secondary Armor 6" (152 mm)
Conning Tower 11" (279.4 mm) sides
3" (76 mm) roof
4" (101 mm) revolving hood
4"- 6" (101-152 mm) tube
Propulsion
Boilers 18 Babcock & Wilcox
Turbines 4 Parsons geared steam turbines
Horsepower 40,000 shp
Shafts 4
Endurance 7,500 nm at 12.5 knots
2,400 nm at 21 knots
Max Speed 23 knots
21.5-21.9 (less after torpedo bulges added)
Oil/Coal Bunkerage 900/3,400 tons oil
140 tons coal
Complement
Usual 900-920
1,114-1,146 WWII