Monday, 22 May 2017

British battle cruiser HMS Indefatigable executing trials according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1910-1911 no. 11

British HMS Indefatigable

German SMS Von der Tann

An item referred to the magazine Le Yacht reporting that the large British cruiser Indefatigable (1) with a length of 170,46 metres and a speed of 18.750 tons interrupted her trials to undergo some small repairs. The 30 hours trials however was executed with a medium speed of 24 miles. In the Channel was a speed of 27 miles with 75% off full power without problems achieved, so a maximum speed of 30 miles at full speed was hoped for. Everything went very well. The speed of her successors were Invincible 28,6 miles, Inflexible 27,4 miles and the Indomitable 28,7 miles. The large German cruiser Von der Tann (2) achieved a speed of 28,12 miles.

1. Of the Indefatigable-class battle cruisers consisting of the Indefatigable, Australia and New Zealand. Preceded by the Invincible-class and succeeded by the Lion-class. Laid down at Devonport Dockyard on 23 February 1909, launched on 28 October 1909, completed on 24 February 1911 and sunk during the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916. Displacement 18.800 (load)-22.485 (full load) tons and as dimensions 179,8 x 24,4 x 8,2 metres or 590 x 80 x 27 feet.
2. Battle cruiser. Laid down at the shipyard of Blohm&Voss, Hamburg, Germany on 21 March 1908, launched on 20 March 1909, baptized on 1 September 1910, commissioned on 20 March 1909, interned after the First World War at Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands, Scotland but scuttled by her own crew to prevent that she fell into British hands on 21 June 1919 and in the 1930s raised and broken up at Rosyth. Her homeport Was Kiel, Germany. Displacement 19.370 tons/19.060 long tons (design)-21.300 tons/21.000 long tons (full loaded) and as dimensions  171,7 x 26,6 x 8,91 (design)-9,17 (full loaded) metres or 563.4 x 87.3 x 29.3-30.1 feet. Fitted out with 18 Schulz-Thornycroft boilers and 4 Parsons steam turbines supplying via 4 screws 41.426 shop allowing a speed of 24,8 (design)-27,75 (maximum) knots and with a speed of 14 knots a range of 4.400 nautical miles.