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The HMS Hannibal

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This ship isn't part of the Battleship era, but as we don;t have an appropriate ear sub-forum here we go...

 

 

The HMS Hannibal

A pre-dreadnought of the Majestic Class, of which she was the 3rd ship.

 

Dimensions:

Displacement: 14,900 tons

Complement: 757

Length (Waterline): 399'

Beam: 75'

Max Draft: 30'

Overall Length: 413'

Guns:

4-12" 35 cal. Mark VIII

12-6" 40 cal.

16-12 pdr.

2 Maxims

2-12 pdr. Boat guns.

Torpedoes:

4 Submerged

1 above water, Stern.

Armour:

9" belt, Amidships.

14" Bulkhead

4" Deck (on slopes)

Protection to Vitals:

14" Barbettes

10" Turrets

6" Casements

14" Conningtower

Machinery:

2 sets of 3 cylinder vertical inverted triple expansion engines.

2 Screws

8 Cylindrical Boilers

Designed Horsepower: 10,000 HP to run at 16.5 Knts.

Forced Horsepower: 12,000 HP to run at 17.5 Knts.B

Max fuel capacity:2,000 tons coal.

 

Builder: Pembroke.

Engines By: Harland and Wolffe.

Laid Down: April 1891.

Completed: 1897.

Launched: April 1895.

 

Gun Layout:

2 Dual turret housing the 12" guns, fore and aft.

8 single casements housing the 6" guns, 4 per side, lower level.

4 Single casements housing 6" guns, 2 fore and 2 aft.

8 single casements housing the 12 pdrs, 4 per side, mounted above the 6" guns.

8 single gun casements housing the 12 pdrs, 4 fore and 4 aft, mounted above the 6" guns.

 

Que wall o'text....

 

 

Upon completion in April 1898, she went into commissioned reserve. On May 10, 1898 she went into full commission in the channel fleet. She was present for the passage of Queen Victoria's body. She was also part of the Coronation Fleet Review of King Edward VII. In October 1903 she damaged her sister ship, the HMS Prince George,in a collision off the coast of Spain. While in the Commissioned Reserve between 1907 and 1912 she struck a reef damaging her bottom in August 1909. Also in 1909 she struck the Torpedo boat HMS TB 105.

 

For some personal info.

 

This ship has some personal meaning for myself. My great, Great Grandfather served and died abroad her. William MacCornmick, born August 1, 1868 in Argyll Scotland.  In 899 William served aboard the HMS Melita as an Engine Room Artificer. William died, October 29,1915, in an Engine Room fire on the HMS Hannibal while it was stationed off the coast of Galipoli. He was an Engine Room Artificer 1st class, at the time. Survived by his children, two  of whom,  also served during World War 1. Neil, My Great Grandfather was a lance Corporal in the British Army. And Ewin, he was in the Somme when he received word of Williams death. My mum has possession of Ewin's war diary.  Neil's son, Neil, My grandfather. Also served in the British Army, as part of the Gordon Highlanders. He participated in D-Day on Sword Beach. He continued service through the Korean War and ended sometime in the 70's when He retires as a Major, he then emigrated to the US....

 

 

Some pictures of the Hannibal...

 

Posted Image

 

http://www.whitebeam...bal_drawing.png

 

http://www.the-weath.../pcc/000399.jpg

 

 

All sources gfor informaton were either Wiki: http://en.wikipedia....Hannibal_(1896)

 

or Jane's Fighting ships of WW1.

 

The pictures were shamelessly ripped from the web...

 

http://www.the-weath...pccship0044.htm

http://www.navy-net....e-record-3.html

Edited by ElvenLord
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View PostJager_Panther1, on 03 November 2012 - 05:50 PM, said:

not sure, but will per-dreadnaughts be in WoWS ?

Probably not, but I was just doing this as an informational

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View PostElvenLord, on 03 November 2012 - 05:56 PM, said:

Probably not, but I was just doing this as an informational

oh i was not commenting on your post, it just got me wondering about that

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I could see some of the late model pre/semi dreadnoughts at low tiers.  But not many.  That being said, I hope a few armored cruisers and pre/semi dreadnoughts make the cut.

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View PostMM2ss, on 03 November 2012 - 06:22 PM, said:

I could see some of the late model pre/semi dreadnoughts at low tiers.  But not many.  That being said, I hope a few armored cruisers and pre/semi dreadnoughts make the cut.

According to KGB ...

http://connectedcops...07/aint_cat.jpg

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I must have missed that one...or forgotten about it.

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Awesome work Elven. +1 :Smile_great:  

And i believe Ari (or someone else) asked KGB if the Mikasa or Danton would be included. The answer was indeed "no". :Smile_sad: I'd love to see them as some sort of premium CA or something though.

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