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Name: MARSHAL NEY launched as M 13
Type: Monitor
Keel: 01/1915
Launched: 17/06/1915
Completed: 31/08/1915
Builder: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 859
Dimensions: 6050disp - 6900disp, 340.0 x 90.3 x 10.4(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, MAN type, 6cyl (14.5 x 24ins), 1500bhp
Engines by: J Samuel White, Cowes
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 9.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 1 x 2 x 15.0ins, 2 x 1 x 12pdr QF, 1 x 3.0ins AA, 2 x 1 x 2pdr HA guns
History:
26/08/1915 British Royal Navy
1922 Renamed VIVID
1934 Renamed DRAKE
1947 Renamed ALAUNIA II
06/10/1957 Broken up
Comments: Name ship of the Marshal Ney Class of monitors, launched as M13
The Royal Navy's first diesel powered surface warship
Engines & steering proved to be totally unreliable, so turret transferred to TERROR
1916: Re-armed with 1 x 9.2ins & 4 x 1 x 6ins guns & used as a guard ship
1920: Armament removed & converted to a depot ship
06/10/1957: Arrived at Milford Haven for breaking up by TW Ward Ltd


Above photo copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo copyright of the Imperial War Museum