Friday, 9 June 2017

British battleship HMS Vanguard performed well during trials according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1909-1910 no. 10

St. Vincent-class

An item referred to the magazine Schiffbau reporting that the British battleship HMS Vanguard (1) developed on her 30 hours trial despite leaking condensers 17.000hp achieving a speed of 19 miles. During the 8 hours trial with forced draft was with 24.500 ehp a speed of 22,4 miles achieved.

1. Of the St. Vincent-class consisting of the St. Vincent, Vanguard and Collingwood, preceded by the Bellerophon-class and succeeded by the Neptune-class. Laid down by Vickers Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness on 2 April 1908, launched on 22 February 1909, commissioned on 1 March 1910 and sunk due an internal explosion in the north part of Scapa Flow, Orkney Isles, Scotland on 9 July 1927.