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Name: INVINCIBLE
Type: Battlecruiser
Keel: 01/04/1906
Launched: 13/04/1907
Completed: 15/03/1909
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: Elswick
Yard Number: 785
Dimensions: 17482disp, 530.0 x 78.4 x 26.0(draft)ft
Engines: 4 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, 46500shp
Engines by: Humphrys & Tennant, Deptford
Propulsion: 4 x Screws, 26.6knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 2 x 12.0ins guns, 16 x 1 x 4.0ins QF guns;
5 x 18.0ins torpedoes (1 x aft, 2 x 2 x broadside)
History:
15/03/1909 British Royal Navy
31/05/1916 Sank
Comments: The turbines were actually subcontracted to John Brown, Glasgow
31/05/1916: Hit by an 11.0ins shell from LUTZOW at the Battle of Jutland
The flash from the hit travelled into a magazine causing a huge internal explosion
She immediately broke in two & sank. 1026 crew died


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Profile & Deck plans courtesy of Dr Dan Saranga. Click HERE to enlarge

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