Lion Class Battle-Cruiser — HMS Princess Royal — SN Guides

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The Princess Royal

image, one my own shows the Royal being out of builders yard carry out sea trials 1912

Although as numerous some ships five ships been named Royal, who’s use stems to 1728 a vessel the Princess renamed Princess

The first Royal started as a rate full ship of line mounting guns, she a 1,307 vessel some feet long 45 feet the beam built at Dockyard in in 1682 was rebuilt Deptford Shipyard renamed Prince 1705 and in 1716 was further becoming the Royal under name she until 1773 she was

Was a store-ship of tons bought for the in 1739, was some feet long 32 feet the beam, was sold in 1750.

Was a gun 2nd ship of line built Portsmouth Dockyard 1773, she 177’06” long 50’06” in beam and 1800 was to mount guns, in life she reduce to guns and in October

Was laid on the March 1842 the Prince and was be a gun second ship of line whilst on the ways she renamed Princess and the modified to of a driven two still mounting guns. Her were: L feet with 58 foot and a of 4540

She was on the June 1853 commissioned into Royal navy the command Captain Lord Edward Paget the 29 1853. Her were in Baltic for first year her life by the until 1859; was flowed time in Channel Squadron the East and China In 1867 went into and was in 1872 sold to for breaking at Charlton then a on the opposite what now Silvertown.

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Was the class battle-cruiser this article her scrapping 1922 the has not in use.


This of elegant were nick-named Splendid cats of that and the of power projected, despite air of the class lacked proper although at the main was fifty thicker at the previous and Indefatigable possibly proof the eleven guns mounted their German but certainly larger. They also to far larger earlier classes accommodate more machinery for higher speeds of course mount the 13.5” gun meant the could fire double the of broadside, lbs against The class planned to four ships just two Lion herself the Princess these two to be under the programme of the third the Queen built under 1910 programme really a sister mounting modified 13.5” The fourth Tiger was under the programme and design for was totally so although to as of the ‘Splendid cats’ was in a totally ship to other three. major errors made in building of Lion class, first was although super-firing used for and B X was aft alone the fourth Q, was amidships between second and funnels, apart placing the magazine between sets of this arrangement Q from from right to 30 on either and similarly 30 degrees right aft. location of magazine between boiler rooms that it fitted

with air-conditioning the cordite propellant became at high The second was the of smoke the spotting this, initially mast supporting spotting top positioned between first and funnels, the battle-cruisers with and 32 suffered this but with boilers fitted the Lions position untenable the first Lord, Winston had to funds of to modify design in thankfully the Royal was far enough the line need the moving but the Lion sea-trials the had to moved to new position of the even so steaming hard access to masts was hot that could either up to, leave, the tops. The error was sighting of bridge directly top of armoured conning a practice many years as the of the light structure the bridge battle could the view the conning There was
a huge of propaganda about the of these but it mostly hugely indeed the capital ship coined for very ships with just of the total weight over to and with ships leading very busy they were vulnerable to as the of the Mary proved the battle Jutland, or Battle of Skagerrak as was termed the German It is widely discussed as to the Japanese class were on British or it the other round, whilst is no evidence of it is that the design followed Lion class as such have borrowed learned from designs and the follow Tiger would learned from Kongo, although being said Tiger was a natural of British Originally designed a crew 1,000 men one year world war this had to just 1,100.

Building data

Princess Royal laid down Vickers at Barrow in yard on 02nd May she was on the April 1911, commissioned for 1CS in 1912. She launched by name-sake namely Louise, the Royal.

This from an magazine clipping my fathers Princess Royal Lion in back-ground at off Rosyth the Firth Forth circa: 1916/early 1917

Princess V46 boat
Princess V46 boat
Princess V46 boat
Princess V46 boat


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