ANNOUNCEMENTS
1st November 2014
There is to be a service and wreath laying at All Saints Church, Catherington near Portsmouth at 10.30am.

8th December 2014
Commemorative Service to be held for the 100th Anniversary of the Battles of Coronel and The Falkland Islands.
Click HERE for further details.

HMS Monmouth

County 1st Class Armoured Cruisers

History

Based on the Drake class, but of a smaller and cheaper design to enable a quicker production. The County (or Monmouth) class were built to increase the size of the fleet in response to other countries stepping up their warship production.

HMS Monmouth was initially commissioned into the home fleet but later transferred. Sunk by gunfire on 1st November 1914 by the German armoured cruisers SMS Scharnhorst and SMS Gneisenau off the Chilean Coast during the battle of Coronel, the entire crew was lost.


Builder
Laid
Launched
Commissioned
Captain at Coronel

London & Glasgow, Glasgow
29 August 1899
13 November 1901
2 December 1903
Captain F. Brandt

Specifications
 
Dimensions
Length (O/A)
Length (P.P)
Beam
Draft

Displacement
Full Load
Standard

Propulsion
Boilers
Turbines
Endurance
Horsepower
Shafts
Max Speed
Coal Bunkerage


Protection
Waterline Side Belt
Deck Armour
Bulkheads
Turrets
Barbettes
Control Tower

Armament
Main Gun
Secondary Gun
Smaller Weapons
Torpedoes

Complement
Usual
Wartime

141.4 mtr
140 mtr
21.12 mtr
7.5 mtr


9,950 tons
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31 x boilers (various companies)
2 x 4 Cylinder vertical triple expansion
-
22,000 - 22,800 ihp
2
24.8 Knots
800 - 1,600 tons coal
400 tons oil


50.8 - 101.6 mm
19.05 - 50.8 mm
127 mm
127 mm
127 mm
254 mm


14 x 15.2 cm (2 twin and 10 single mounts)
10 x 12 pounder
3 x 3 pounder
45.7 cm (submerged)


550 - 600
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