Sunday, 23 July 2017

British battle cruiser HMS Indefatigable fastest armoured ship in the world according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1911-1912 no. 4

Australian battle cruiser HMAS Australia

An item referred to the magazine le Yacht reporting that the British battle cruiser HMS Indefatigable achieved on her way back to Plymouth, England a speed of 29 miles, which was the highest speed achieved ever by an armoured ship. The 30 hours trial for testing the manoeuvrability was a success.(1)

1. Of the Indefatigable-class battle cruisers consisting of the Indefatigable, Australia and the New Zealand, preceded by the Invincible-class and succeeded by the Lion-class. Building ordered under the 1908-1909 Naval Programme, laid down at the Devonport Dockyard on 23 February 1909, launched on 28 October 1909, commissioned on 24 February 1911 and sunk during the Battle of Jutland against the German Imperial Navy on 31 May 1916.