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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 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


Photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Entering the floating dock at Portsmouth

Inside the floating dock at Portsmouth

Profile & Decks plans copyright of The-Blueprints.com. Click HERE to enlarge