HMS Marlborough

The Ship


Sold for Scrap 1932


Built Portsmouth Dockyard, laid down January 1912, completed June 1914, cost 2,043,437.

Size:
Length 614 feet 3 inches waterline 623 feet 9 inches overall, beam 90 feet 1 inches, draught 32 feet 9 inches (deep), displacement 26,100 tons load, 31,400 tons deep.

Propulsion:
4 shaft Parsons turbines, 29,000 shp, 21kts.

Trials:
Marlborough 32,013 shp = 21.8 knots


Armour:
12-4in belt, 10-3in barbettes, 11in turret faces, 2.5-1in decks

Armament:
10 x 13.5in 45cal MK V (5 x 2), 12 x 6in (12 x 1), 4 x 3 pounder (4 x 1), 2 x 3in (2 x 1), 4 x 21in TT



World War 1 Service:

1st Battle Squadron Grand Fleet
Squadron flagship until February 1917.
Present at the Battle of Jutland 1916. Fired 162 13.5in rounds. Hit by torpedo and suffered 2 killed and 2 wounded.
29 July 1916 rejoined Grand Fleet after repairs.
Sold for scrap 1932.

My Postcards

Postally used 2 September 1919.
Postcard series: Tuck's, Oilette - Our Navy
Series number: XV
Postcard number: 8714

 

Not postally used.

 

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