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Encyclopedia > HMS Erin
Career Royal Navy Ensign
Laid down: 1.8.1911
Launched: 3.9.1913
Commissioned: August 1914
Decommissioned: Dec 1922
Fate: Scrapped
General Characteristics
Displacement: 27,500 tons normal
30,250 tons full load
Length: 559 ft 6 in (171 m)
Beam: 91 ft (27.7 m)
Draught: 28 ft (8.7 m)
Propulsion: Parsons 4 shaft steam turbines,
15 Babcock boilers,
26500 hp (20 MW)
Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h)
Range: 5300 nautical miles (9800 km)
Complement: 1070
Armament: 10 x 13.5 in (345 mm) guns
(5 twin turrets)
16 x 6 in (152 mm) guns
6 x 6 pdr in (57 mm) guns
2 x 3 in (76 mm) anti-aircraft guns
4 x 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
Armour: 12 in (305 mm) main belt,
6 in (152 mm) upper belt,
10 to 3 in (203 to 305 mm) over turrets
Aircraft: 0
Crew members - 1914
Crew members - 1914

HMS Erin was originally ordered for the navy of the Ottoman empire and named Reshadiye, she was built by Vickers and designed by Sir George Thurston. A sister ship named Mahmud Resad V was ordered from Armstrong but was cancelled due to financial difficulties and replaced by the Sultan Osman I (later HMS Agincourt). A third ship, Fatih was ordered from Vickers in 1914 but cancelled on the outbreak of war. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The source for an SVG image of the White Ensign can be found at User:David Newton/SVG Graphics/White Ensign. ... A steam turbine extracts the energy of pressurized superheated steam as mechanical movement. ... American troops man an anti-aircraft gun near the Algerian coastline in 1943 Anti-aircraft, or air defense, is any method of combating military aircraft from the ground. ... A modern torpedo, historically called a self propelled torpedo, is a self-propelled guided projectile that (after being launched above or below the water surface) operates underwater and is designed to detonate on contact or in proximity to a target. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2664x1710, 625 KB)Crew photo of HMS Agincourt taken around 1914ish - Centre crew member with his hand resting on the ships mascot is Robert Tilley. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2664x1710, 625 KB)Crew photo of HMS Agincourt taken around 1914ish - Centre crew member with his hand resting on the ships mascot is Robert Tilley. ... The Ottoman Empire at the height of its power Imperial motto Devlet-i Ebed-müddet (Ottoman Turkish for the Eternal State) Official language Ottoman Turkish Capital Constantinople (İstanbul) Imperial anthem Ottoman imperial anthem Sovereigns Padishah of the Osmanli Dynasty Population ca 40 million Area 6. ... Sketches showing transformation or Reshadieh to HMS Erin After the Ottoman-Russo Wars (1877-78), Sultan Abdulhamid II withdrew the Ottoman Navy from use and left the ships to rot. ... The Vickers corporation, founded as the Vickers Company in 1828, was a British manufacturer, primarily of military equipment. ... Armstrong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Five ships of the Royal Navy have been called HMS Agincourt, named after the Battle of Agincourt of 1415, and construction of another was started but not completed. ...

The design was based on contemporary British King George V Class battleships, but had a heavier main armament and accomodation differences, Particularly Turkish style lavatories. The coal bunkerage and endurance were also less British practice and the armour belt was shallower.

Upon the outbreak of World War 1 the ship was taken over by the British government without compensation because Turkey was allied with Germany. This caused a great deal of resentment in the Ottoman empire and helped push Turkey into World War I on Germany's side. Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... World War I was primarily a European conflict with many facets: immense human sacrifice, stalemate trench warfare, and the use of new, devastating weapons - tanks, aircraft, machineguns, and poison gas. ...

HMS Erin joined the 2nd Battle squadron of the Grand Fleet, and fought in the Battle of Jutland. Became Flagship of the Nore Reserve in 1919 and scrapped in 1922 to comply with the Washington Naval Treaty. During World War I, the British Home Fleet was renamed the Grand Fleet. ... The Battle of Jutland, known in Germany as the Battle of the Skagerrak (Skagerrakschlacht), was the largest naval battle of World War I, and the only full-scale clash of battleships in that war. ... The Washington Naval Treaty limited the naval armaments of its five signatories. ...


1. Conway's All the world's fighting Ships 1906-1921

2. D.K. Brown - The Grand Fleet - 1999 Chatham

  Results from FactBites:
HMS Erin (530 words)
HMS Erin, built for the Turkish Navy and to be named Reshadieh.
Joined the Royal Navy on completion in August 1914, HMS Erin joined the 2nd Battle Squadron of the Grand Fleet in September 1914 and fought at the Battle of Jutland., receiving no damage or casualties.
HMS Erin, originally she was a Turkish battleship built by Vickers and then commissioned by the Royal Navy at the outbreak of war.
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HMS Stella Sirius was a 404 ton trawler, which was built in 1934.
HMS Honjo, of 308 tonnes, was built in 1928 and became a mine sweeper in 1939.
HMS Erin, of 394 tonnes, was built in 1933 and became an anti-submarine trawler in 1940.
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