Sunday, 23 July 2017

British battleship HMS Colossus executing trials according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1911-1912 no. 4

HMS Neptune



An item referred to the magazine le Yacht reporting that the British battleship HMS Colossus (1), the second battleship built under the budget 1909. achieved at her full power trials a speed of 22,6 miles and the distance between Plymouth, England and Portsmouth, England. At her 8-hours trials was with a horsepower pf 29.000 hp a speed achieved of 21,5 miles. The Colossus and the Hercules were fitted out with a complete standardized machinery make it possible to exchange all parts if needed. Even if two turbines were stopped was still a speed of 17 miles with the remaining two turbines possible. Completed within 21-22 months.(1)

1. Part of the Colossus-class consisting of the Colossus and the Hercules, preceded by the Neptune-class and succeeded by the Orion-class. Building ordered under the 1908 Naval Estimates. Laid down at the Scotts Shipbuilding, Greenock, Scotland on 8 July 1909, launched in 9 April 1910, trials started on 28 February 1911, commissioned on 8 August 1911, stricken in 1920, for disposal on 30 June 1921, boys’ training ship, training hulk since 23 July 1923, sold to the Charlestown Shipbreaking Industries in August 1928 and broken up at Charlestown, Scotland from 5 September 1928.