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|HMS Royal Oak|
HMS Royal Oak
Sunk 14th October 1939
HMS Royal Oak was built at Devonport Dockyard, laid down on the 15th January 1914, launched 17th November 1914 and commissioned into the Royal Navy on the 1st May 1916. She saw service at the Battle of Jutland, but was not damaged. Between the wars HMS Royal Oak was rebuilt with the removal of torpedo tubes and the addition of AA twin 4-inch guns replacing single mounted 4 inch AA guns. She was torpedoed and sunk at Scapa Flow by U - 47 on 14th October 1939. Displacement: 33,500 tons, weight increased after refit to 34,420 tons. Speed: 19 to 21.5 knots Range: 4,000 nautical miles. Compliment 1,040 to 1146. Armament: Eight 15 - inch Guns, twelve 6 - inch Guns, Eight 4 - inch AA Guns in pairs Sixteen 2 pounder in pairs. this was increased to 24. Four 21 inch Torpedo Tubes were removed during modernization between the wars.
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