King Edward VII

HMS King Edward VII


This class of battleships was introduced in 1905, shortly before HMS Dreadnought revolutionized the war at sea. Its main difference to the battleships built before is that it is equipped with a battery of medium 9.2" guns, like contemporary foreign battleships carried them. Although they are clearly obsolete by now, they still have many uses as training and escort vessels or to support other forces.

Ship data

Relative combat value: 4586

Basic damage control capacity: 71%


Displacement: 15585 tons

Length: 138 m

Width: 24 m

Draught: 9 m

Standard crew: 777


Maximum speed (undamaged): 18 knots

Endurance: 18530 km

Coal capacity: 2550 tons

Armour protection

Conning tower armour: 12

Hull armour: 7

Main belt armour: 13 (includes backing slope of deck armour)

Deck armour: 2 (sloped at edges to provide additional belt level protection)

Best armour type: Krupp


4 x 12 inch Mk IX, centrally controlled. Ammo: 320 rounds

4 x 9.2 inch Mk X, centrally controlled. Ammo: 500 rounds

10 x 6in BL Mk VII(H), centrally controlled. Ammo: 2000 rounds

14 x 12-pdr 18cwt QF Mk Is, locally controlled. Ammo: 2800 rounds

14 x 3-pdr QF Mk I / V, locally controlled. Ammo: 2800 rounds

4 x 18" Mk VII Torpedoes, locally controlled. Ammo: 8 torpedoes

Ships in class

  • King Edward VII
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