HMS Bellerophon

The Ship


Sold for Scrap November 1921


Built Portsmouth Dockyard, laid down December 1906, completed February 1909, cost 1,763,491.

Size:
Length 522 feet waterline 526 feet overall, beam 82 feet 6 inches, draught 31 feet 5 inches, displacement 18,596 load22,540 tons deep.

Propulsion:
4 shaft Parsons turbines, 23,000 shp, 21kts

Trials:
25,061 shp = 21.25 knots

Armour:
10-5in belt, 9-5in barbettes, 11in turret faces, 3-0.5in decks

Armament:
10 x 12in 45cal MK X (5 x 2), 16 x 4in (16 x 1), 4 x 3 pounder (4 x 1), 3 x 18in TT

SERVICE:

August 1914 1st then 4th Battle Squadron The Grand Fleet.
27 August 1914 collided with SS St Clair off the Orkney Islands, no significant damage sustained.
May 1915 refit at Devonport.
Present at The Battle of Jutland 1916. Fired 62 12in rounds and received no damage.
June-September 1917 served as second flagship 4th Battle Squadron whilst HMS Colossus in refit.
November 1921 sold for scrap.


My Postcards

Postally used 29 July 1913.
Postcard series: Tuck's, Photogravure - Our Ironclads
Series number: II
Postcard number: 4301

 

Not postally used.
Postcard series: Boots The Chemist, Pelham Series
Series number: Our Navy

 


 

Postally used 15 Mar 1910.
Postcard series: C W Faulkner Ltd
Series number: 894

 

Not postally used.
Postcard series: Ettlingers, New Art
Series number: 5513

 

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