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Name: MONARCH
Type: Battleship
Keel: 01/04/1910
Launched: 30/03/1911
Completed: 06/04/1912
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: Elswick
Yard Number: 828
Dimensions: 22645disp, 545.0 x 88.5 x 27.5(draft)ft
Engines: 4 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, 27000ihp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn Leslie, Newcastle
Propulsion: 4 x Screws, 21.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 5 x 2 x 13.5ins, 16 x 1 x 4ins, 10 x 1 x 6pdr QF guns, 3 x 21.0ins torpedoes
History:
06/04/1912 British Royal Navy
20/01/1925 Sank
Comments: Member of the Orion Class
Ordered as KING GEORGE V
Cost 1,888,736 to build
First RN battleship with an all-big-gun armament on the centre line
20/01/1925: Sunk as a target off the Isles of Scilly


Above photo is courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo is courtesy of Kevin Blair

Entering the floating dock at Portsmouth

Inside the floating dock at Portsmouth

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