HMS Terrible (1895)

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HMS Terrible, two years after her launch, at Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Fleet Review in 1897
Career Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Terrible
Builder: J.& G. Thomson, Clydebank
Laid down: 1894
Launched: 27 May 1895
Renamed: Fisgard III, August 1920
Reclassified: Training School, August 1920
Fate: Sold July 1932
General characteristics
Displacement: 14,200 tons deep load
Length: 500 ft (150 m)
Beam: 71 ft (22 m)
Draught: 27 ft (8.2 m)
Propulsion: 2 shafts
4-cylinder VTE steam engines
48 Bellville-type water-tube boilers
25,000 hp
Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h)
Range: 7000 nm (13000 km) at 14 knots (26 km/h)
3000 tons coal
Complement: 894
Armament: 2 x BL 9.2-inch (233.7 mm) Mk VIII guns
12 x QF 6 in (15.2 cm) guns
16 x 12 pdr guns
12 x 3 pdr guns
4 torpedo tubes
Armour: 2-6 in (3-15 cm) deck
6 in (15.2 cm) barbettes
6 in (15.2 cm) gun shields
For other ships of the same name, see HMS Terrible.

HMS Terrible was a ship of the Powerful-class of protected cruiser in the Royal Navy.

Terrible 1898 Trials[1][edit]

  • 60 hours at 1/5 power (20 boilers) 5084 ihp = 12.8 knots (23.7 km/h)
  • 68 hours at 2/5 power 10,246 ihp (7,640 kW) = 17 knots (31 km/h)
  • 60 hours at 3/5 power 15,554 ihp (11,599 kW) = 19.6 knots (36.3 km/h)
  • 60 hours at 3/4 power 18,515 ihp (13,807 kW) = 20.3 knots (37.6 km/h)
  • 8 hours (22,000 ihp nominal) = 23,053 ihp (17,191 kW) = 20.7 knots (38.3 km/h)
  • 4 hours at full power = 25,513 ihp (19,025 kW) = 21.9 knots (40.6 km/h)

Career[edit]

HMS Terrible QE2 73.jpg

She was built by J.& G. Thomson on Clydebank and launched on 27 May 1895. She served with her sister ship, HMS Powerful on the China Station and provided landing parties which fought in the relief of the Siege of Ladysmith in the Second Boer War. Crews from the two ships also took part in suppressing the Boxer Rebellion in China. After 1904 they were laid up as an economy measure. During World War I, they had most of their armament removed and served as troop transports and later accommodation ships.

After the end of the war, Terrible was renamed Fisgard III in August 1920 and converted to a training ship. After twelve years of this, she was sold on July 1932 for breaking up.

December 1898 sea trip, Portsmouth to Gibraltar, 12,500 ihp (9,300 kW) = 18 knots (33 km/h) average. Gibraltar to Malta, average 21.5 knots (39.8 km/h). [1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Janes Fighting Ships 1900, p108

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