HMS Agamemnon

Type:
Battleship
Class:
Builder:
William Beardmore & Company
Dalmuir, Scotland
Pennant Number:
N/A
Ordered:
1904
Launched:
June 23, 1906
Keel Laid:
May 15, 1905
Commissioned:


June 25, 1908
Fate:
Sold Dec. 31, 1926 to J. Cashmore and scrapped in Newport, England.


Dimensions, machinery and performance

Length:
443' 6"
Engines:
2 four cylinder vertically inverted triple expansion
by Hawthorn Leslie
Beam:
79' 4"
Boilers:
15 Yarrow (coal fired)
Draft:
26' 9"
Shafts:
2
Displacement:
15,925 std / 17,863 full
SHP:
16,750
Speed:
18 knots (max on trials 18.5 knots)
Crew:
817
Range:
9,180 NM @ 10 knots


Armament As Built
Number Carried
Type
Arrangement
Maximum Range / Ceiling
4
12"/45 (305mm)
Mk X
2 twin turrets
20,435 yards @ 16° (11.6 miles)
with a 859 lb. armor piercing shell

10
9.2"/50 (234mm)
Mk VI
4 twin turrets
2 single turrets

16,200 yards @ 15° (9.2 miles)
with a 380 lb. armor piercing shell
24
3"/40 (76mm)
QF

single mounts
11,750 yards @ 40°
AA ceiling 19,000' @ 70°
5
18" (450mm)
torpedo tubes
4 broadside
1 stern
all submerged
800 yards @ 26.5 knots
118 lb. wet gun-cotton warhead


Combat Victories
Date
Name
Type
Tons
Nationality
Notes
May 5, 1917
L85
Zeppelin
N/A
Germany
Shot down


Notes
Oct. 30, 1918:
Armistice with the Ottoman Empire was signed on board.


Builder's Data
Page published Jan. 20, 2007