Admiral Class (BB-1939)


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Admiral Class Stream:

These ships canibalised the five Revenge class battleships of their four twin 15" turrets and 13" armoured belts, thus requiring only the new armoured deck and running gear. A saving in time. The Australis version was the Westralis class which built the 15" turrets from scratch as they still had the jigs and plans from building the same turrets for the Australis Queen Class ships.

Admiral Class (Nelson, Rodney, Howe, Anson, Hood) names available if those ships did not make it into the Fisherless RN.

Westralis Class (Australis 15" version with 4.7" DP secondaries)


Displacement 37,250 tons std, 44,500 tons full load
Length 745 ft
Breadth 104 ft
Draught 31 ft
Machinery 4 shaft geared turbines, 125,000shp
Speed 28 knots
Range 5500 at 18 knots
Armour 13" side, 6" deck, 13" turrets
Armament 8 x 15" (4x2)

20 x 4.5" (10x2) (24x4.7" Australis ships)

56 x 2pd (7x8) (40x2pd Australis)

8 x 20mm (2x2 4x1)

Aircraft 4 till removed 1942
Torpedoes nil
Complement 1700
Notes Admiral Class Type:
HMS Nelson
HMS Rodney
HMS Howe
HMS Hood
HMS Anson
Australis KGV Type:


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