HMS Venerable

Battleship

The Ship


Sold for Scrap 1920


HMS Venerable - Bulwark Class.
Built Chatham Dockyard, laid down January 1899, completed November 1902, cost 1,159,853.

Size:
Length 411 feet waterline 431 feet 9 inches overall, beam 75 feet, draught 27 feet 5 inches, displacement 15,366 load 15,955 tons deep.

Propulsion:
2 shaft Triple Expansion, 15,000 ihp, 18kts

Trials:
Bulwark 15,355 ihp = 18.09 knots
London 15,293 ihp = 18.13 knots
Venerable 15,355 ihp = 18.4 knots

Armour:
9in belt, 12in barbettes, 10in gun houses, 2.5-1in decks

Armament:
4 x 12in 40 cal BL (2 x 2), 12 x 6in QF (12 x 1), 16 x 12pounder QF (16 x 1), 6 x 3pounder (6 x 1), 4 x 18in TT

Service:

5th Battle Squadron Channel Fleet.
Attached to Dover Patrol as flag ship and for bombardment duties.
May-October 1915 Dardanelles.
October-December 1915 refit at Gibraltar.
December 1915-December 1916 Adriatic.
February-March 1918 refitted as depot ship.
Depot ship for minelaying trawlers.
1920 sold for scrapping.




My Postcards

Postally used 1 Sep 1919.
Postcard artist: Photo by Ed H Seward, Weymouth

 

Not postally used.

 

No stamp but long message written on reverse.
Postcard series: J. Bonello & Co., Malta

 

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