Sunday, 23 July 2017

British battleship HMS Hercules 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 Hercules (1) achieved a horsepower of 28.700 hp with 335 rpm. At her 30 hours trial with 7/10 of the full power was a speed of 19,6 miles achieved with 18.000 hp at 296 rpm. Fitted out with the latest Yarrow boilers and which performed excellent. The Colossus and the Hercules were fitted with a complete standardized machinery make it possible to exchange all parts if needed. Even if two turbines were stopped was a speed with the remaining two turbines of still 17 miles possible. Completed within 21-22 months.

1. Part of the Colossus-class consisting of the Colossus and the Hercules, preceded by the Neptune-class and succeeded by the Orion-class. Laid down at Palmers, Jarrow, England on 30 July 1909, launched on 10 May 1910, commissioned on 31 July 1911, part of the reserve since February 1919, sold to a German shipbreaker on 8 November 1921 and broken up at Kiel, Germany in 1922.