HMS Royal Sovereign (V)

The Ship


Sold for Scrap 1949


Built Portsmouth Dockyard, laid down January 1914, completed May 1916, cost 2,570,504.

Size:
Length 614 feet 6 inches waterline 620 feet 7 inches overall, beam 88 6 inches feet, draught 33 feet 7 inches (deep), displacement 29,590 tons load 32,820 tons deep.

Propulsion:
4 shaft Parsons turbines, 40,000 shp, 21kts.

Trials:
Royal Sovereign 41,112 shp = 21.75 knots

Armour:
13-1in belt, 10-4in barbettes, 13in turret faces, 4-1in decks

Armament:
8 x 15in 45cal MK I (4 x 2), 14 x 6in (14 x 1), 4 x 3 pounder (4 x 1), 2 x 3in (2 x 1), 4 x 21in TT

May 1916 joined 1st Battle Squadron The Grand Fleet.
Missed Jutland owing to engine problems.
1949 sold for scrap.

My Postcards

Not postally used.

This post card is titled 'Sounding "The Last Post" Funeral Service of The Late A. B. Humphries, Mudania, 7.7.20. HMS Royal Sovereign'.

 

Postally used 27 Jul 1927.
Postcard series: W. E. Mack, Sepia "Satin" Series

 

Not postally used but message written on the reverse.

 

Not postally used but message written on reverse. Dated 24 July 1917.
Postcard series: H. S. & R.
Series number: 200

 

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