HMS Minotaur


These three ships were the last armoured cruisers to be built for the Royal Navy before the appearance of HMS Invincible made them obsolete. They carry more secondary guns and torpedoes, but less armour.

Ship data

Relative combat value: 3621

Basic damage control capacity: 67%


Displacement: 14600 tons

Length: 158 m

Width: 23 m

Draught: 8 m

Standard crew: 755


Maximum speed (undamaged): 23 knots

Endurance: 8894 km

Coal capacity: 2050 tons

Armour protection

Conning tower armour: 10

Hull armour: 4

Main belt armour: 6

Deck armour: 1.5

Best armour type: Krupp


6 x 9.2 inch Mk XI, centrally controlled. Ammo: 500 rounds

10 x 7.5in BL Mk II, centrally controlled. Ammo: 600 rounds

16 x 12-pdr 18cwt QF Mk Is, locally controlled. Ammo: 2900 rounds

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

Ships in class

  • Minotaur
  • Shannon
  • Defence

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