HMS Anson (1940)

Type:
Battleship
Class:
Builder:
Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd.
Wallsend, Newcastle-on-Tyne,
England
Pennant Number:
79
Ordered:
November 16, 1936
Commissioned:
June 22, 1942
Keel Laid:
July 20, 1937
Paid Off :
N/A
Launched:
February 24, 1940
Stricken:


N/A
Fate:
Sold for scrap to Shipbreaking Industries in 1957 and scrapped at Faslane, Scotland in 1958.


Dimensions, machinery and performance (design standard for class)
Length:
745'
Engines:
4 Parsons single reduction geared steam turbines
Beam:
103'
Boilers:
8 Admiralty 3 drum type (oil fired)
Draft:
29' std. / 32' 6" full
Shafts:
4
Displacement:
36.730 std.
HP:
110,000
42,080 full
Speed:
28 knots
Crew:
1,422 / 1,511 wartime
Range:
2,540 NM @ 27 knots / 14,000 NM @ 10 knots


Armament (design standard for class)
Number Carried
Type
Arrangement
Maximum Range / Ceiling
10
14"/45 (356mm)
Mk VII

2 quad turrets
1 twin turret
38,560 yards @ 40° (21.9 miles)
1,590 lb. AP shell
Rate of fire 2 RPM

16
5.25"/50 (134mm)
8 twin turrets
23,400 yards @ 45° (13.2 miles)
AA ceiling 49,000'
80 lb. HE shell
Rate of fire 7-8 RPM

32
1.575"/39 (40mm)
2 pounder AA
4 octuple mounts
5,000 yards (2.8 miles)
AA ceiling 13,300'
1.81 lb HV shell
Rate of fire 115 RPM

16
.5"/62 (12.7mm)
AA machine gun
4 quad mounts
5,000 yards (max. effective 800 yards)
Rate of fire 150-200 RPM

3
aircraft


Builder's Data
Page revised Aug. 25, 2007