HMS Ajax 1913-1924

The Ship

Decommisioned 1924

HMS Ajax was a King George V-class battleship (one of four ships of the class), built at Scotts' shipyard at Greenock on the River Clyde. She was completed in 1913 and saw action at the Battle of Jutland in 1916 and in the Mediterranean and Black Seas in 1919, before being decommisioned in 1924.

Armour: Main belt 12 in., turrets 11 in.
Armament: 10 13.5 in. guns (5x2 gun turrets), 16 4 in. guns (16x1 gun turrets); 3 21 in. torpedo tubes
Displacement: 23,400 tons
Length: 598 feet
Beam: 89 feet
Draught: 27.5 feet
Propulsion: Turbine (Parsons) producing 31,000 shp, driving 4 screws
Speed: 21.5 knots
Complement: 900 men
Armament: 10 13.5-inch guns

12 6-inch guns
Three 21-inch torpedo tubes

My Postcards

Postally cancelled but with an unknown cancel (no date or town stamp). Written by Eddie to give Willie an idea of what his ship was like.
Postcard number: 48


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