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Name Official number Flag IMO
COMMONWEALTH    GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1905  13/05/1903  14/03/1905 
Vessel type Vessel description
Naval Battleship  Steel Screw Steamer 2 Masts 
Builder Yard Yard no
Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd., Govan Fairfield  423 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
15630std /  / 17500 disp 453ft 8in   78ft    25ft 6in  
Engine builder Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd., Govan
Engine detail
Two 4-cylinder vertical compound expansion steam engines supplied by 16 coal fired Babcock and Wilcox boilers driving twin screws, 18000hp 18knots.  

First owner First port of register Registration date
Royal Navy     
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
 
Vessel history
First Class Battleship. King Edward VII Class – 31, 44, 31, N.88

Channel Fleet pre-WW1 then Grand Fleet. Extensively refitted in 1917 and later became Gunnery Training Ship as now the most advanced pre-Dreadnought battleship in service. 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1921  Broken Up 18/11/1921 
Disposal Detail
18/11/1921 sold to Slough Trading Co and resold to German ship-breakers.
 
 

 



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