HMS Revenge


Like the King George V class a few years before, this class of five dreadnoughts meant the beginning of a new age in battleship construction. The main battery calibre was once again raised, this time to 15", and the increased size and weight of the weapons and their turrets suggested a reduction to eight barrels in four twin turrets. With the elimination of the central turret, more space was available for a power plant, and internal division and protection was facilitated. The ships of the Revenge class are akin to their half-sisters of the Queen Elizabeth class, but while these are bred for speed, the Revenge class sports heavier armour instead and is also mostly fired with the more readily available coal instead of oil. The first ships entered service in 1914, and the last will be commissioned ere the year is out.

Ship data

Relative combat value: 24849

Basic damage control capacity: 96%


Displacement: 28000 tons

Length: 190 m

Width: 27 m

Draught: 11 m

Standard crew: 950


Maximum speed (undamaged): 23 knots

Endurance: 7783 km

Coal capacity: 3400 tons

Armour protection

Conning tower armour: 11

Hull armour: 6

Main belt armour: 17 (includes backing slope of deck armour)

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

Best armour type: Krupp


8 x 15 inch Mk I, centrally controlled. Ammo: 800 rounds

2 x 6in BL Mk XII(PVII), centrally controlled. Ammo: 260 rounds

12 x 6in BL Mk XII(PIX), centrally controlled. Ammo: 1560 rounds

2 x 12-pdr 20cwt HA Mk Is. locally controlled. Ammo: 400 rounds

4 x 21in Mk II(M) Torpedoes, locally controlled. Ammo: 16 torpedoes

Ships in class

  • Revenge
  • Royal Sovereign
  • Ramillies
  • Resolution
  • Royal Oak