HMS Ajax (1912)

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Career RN Ensign
Ordered: 1910
Laid down: 27 February 1911
Launched: 21 March 1912
Commissioned: 31 October 1913
Decommissioned: 1924
Fate: Sold for scrap, November 9, 1926
Struck:
General Characteristics
Displacement: 23,400 tons
Length: 598 feet
Beam: 89 feet
Draught: 27.5 feet
Propulsion: Turbine (Parsons) producing 31,000 shp, driving 4 screws
Speed: 21.5 knots
Range:
Complement: 900 men
Armament: 10 13.5-inch guns

12 6-inch guns
Three 21-inch torpedo tubes

Aircraft:
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HMS Ajax was a King George V-class battleship (one of four ships of the class), built at Scotts' shipyard at Greenock on the River Clyde. She was completed in 1913 and saw action at the Battle of Jutland in 1916 and in the Mediterranean and Black Seas in 1919, before being decommisioned in 1924.

  • Armour: Main belt 12 in., turrets 11 in.
  • Armament: 10 13.5 in. guns (5x2 gun turrets), 16 4 in. guns (16x1 gun turrets); 3 21 in. torpedo tubes

See HMS Ajax for other ships of the same name.



King George V-class battleship
King George V | Centurion | Audacious | Ajax

List of battleships of the Royal Navy

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