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Name: GENERAL WOLFE
Type: Monitor
Keel: 01/1915
Launched: 09/09/1915
Completed: 09/11/1915
Builder: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 858
Dimensions: 5170disp - 5850disp, 320.0 x 87.2 x 9.6(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x T4cyl (16, 28 & 32, 32 x 24ins), 2500ihp
Engines by: McKie & Baxter Ltd, Glasgow
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 8.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 1 x 2 x 12.0ins, 2 x 1 x 12pdr, 1 x 3.0ins HA guns
History:
06/11/1915 British Royal Navy
09/05/1921 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Lord Clive Class of monitors
Variously known as M9, WOLF and SIR JAMES WOLFE prior to launching
1918: Fitted with an 18.0ins gun, she made the longest range firing in
Royal Navy history at 36,000yds or 20miles.
09/05/1921: Sold for breaking up at Hayle by TW Ward Ltd


Above photos copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

All photos are after fitment of the 18.0ins gun