HMS Good Hope

Drake Class Armoured Cruiser

History
When completed the Drake Class Armoured Cruisers were among the fastest ships in the world. They: were good steamers and very economical in service. HMS Good Hope was originally to be named HMS Africa. She became the flagship of Rear Admiral Cradock of the South American station during August: 1914. Sunk by gunfire on 1st November 1914 by the German armoured cruisers SMS Scharnhorst and SMS Gneisenau off the Chilean Coast during the battle of Coronel, the entire crew was lost.

HMS Good Hope (1)

HMS Good Hope (2)

Builder
Laid
Launched
Commissioned
Captain at Coronel

Fairfield, Govan, United Kingdom
11th September 1899
21st February 1901
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Captain P. Francklin

Specifications
 
Dimensions
Length (O/A)
Length (W/L)
Beam
Draft

Displacement
Full Load
Standard

Propulsion
Boilers
Turbines
Endurance
Horsepower
Shafts
Max Speed
Coal Bunkerage

Protection
Waterline Side Belt
Deck Armour
Bulkheads
Turrets
Barbettes
Control Tower

Armament
Main Gun
Secondary Gun
Smaller Weapons

Torpedoes

Complement
Usual
Wartime

162.6 mtr
156.97 mtr
21.8 mtr
7.7 mtr


14,000 tons
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43 x Belleville boilers
2 x 4 cylinder triple expansion
7,000 NM @ 14 Knots
31,350 ihp
2
24 Knots
1,200 - 2,500 tons coal


50.8 - 152.4 mm
25.4 - 63.5 mm
127 mm
152.4 mm
152.4 mm
304.8 mm


2 x 23.4 (single mounts)
16 x 15.2 cm
14 x 7.6 cm
3 x 3 pounder
2 x 45.7 cm (submerged)


900
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