THE DUNCAN CLASS


HMS Cornwallis was laid down on 19 July 1899, launched on 13 July 1901 and completed in February 1904. She was torpedoed by U 32 east of Malta and sank, on 9 January 1917.


TECHNICAL DATA


Type: Battleship
Machinery: 2-shaft, four-cylinder triple-expansion engines giving a total of 1 8,000ihp
Dimensions (overall): Length, 131 .7m (432ft); beam, 23m (75.5ft)
Displacement: 1 3,270t standard; 1 4,900t full load
Draught: 7.85m (25.75ft) full load
Complement: 720
Speed: 19 knots (35km/h)


The ARMAMENT OF THE CORNWALLIS


The main ship battery consisted of four 12in (305mm) Mk VII Guns, 40 calibres long, mounted in pairs in front and aft turrets. The second battery consisted of twelve 6in (152mm) quick-firing guns located in the casemates on the main deck, with sixteen 12pds quick-firing on the upper deck