NAVAL HISTORICAL INFORMATION & DATA

Following are general naval reference works compiled mostly from articles sent in by our customers which were printed some years back in the Alnavco LOG. We invite our current customers to point out any errors they find and to submit similar articles which will be added to the ones below on our website. Please emphasize data over discussion. We hope all find the material below useful and informative.

Subjects covered: Abbreviations, U.S. BB list, Carrier Capacity, British BB & CB List, Jutland BB's & CB's

Ship Type Abbreviations

Those just getting into the hobby may not be familiar with the meaning of the ship type abbreviations used in our publications. We use the official U.S. Navy designations and they are As follows:

AD Destroyer Tender DM Seaplane Tender DM Minelayer
AE Ammunition Ship AVP AV, Small DMS Minesweeper, High Spd
AF Stores Ship BB Battleships FF Frigate
AGC Amphib Command Ship CA Heavy Cruiser FFG FF, Guided Missile
AGS Surveying Ship CB Battlecruiser LCI Landing Craft, Infantry
AH Hospital Ship CG Guided Missile Cruiser LCM LC, Mechanized
AK Cargo Ship CGN CG, Nuclear LCVP LC, Vehicle, Personnel
AKA Attack Cargo Ship CL Light Cruiser LSD Landing Ship, Dock
AM Minesweeper CLAA CL, Anti-aircraft LSM Landing Ship, Medium
AO Fleet Oiler CV Aircraft Carrier LST Landing Ship, Tank
AOG Gasoline Tanker CVE CV, Escort PC Submarine Chaser
AP Troop Transport CVL CV, Light PF Patrol Frigate
APA Attack Transport CVN CV, Nuclear PG Gunboat
APD Destroyer Transport DD Destroyer PT Motor Torpedo Boat
AR Repair Ship DDG DD, Guided Missile SS Submarine
ARS Salvage Ship DE Destroyer Escort SSBN SS, Ballistic Missile
AT Fleet Tug DDL DD, Leader SSN SS, Nuclear

AMERICAN BATTLESHIP DIRECTORY

Compiled by Bill Novobilsky, Hopewell, NJ
Hull No. Name Length Displ. Commissioned Main Arm.
(2nd L) TEXAS 308'10" 6,315 1895 2 x 12"
(2nd L) MAINE 319' 6,682 1895 4 x 10"
BB-1 INDIANA 350'11" 10,288 1895 4 x 13"
BB-2 MASSACHUSETTS 350'11" 10,288 1896 4 x 13"
BB-3 OREGON 351' 1/2" 10,288 1896 4 x 13"
BB-4 IOWA 362'5" 11,410 1897 4 x 12"
BB-5 KEARSARGE 375'4" 11,540 1900 4 x 13"
BB-6 KENTUCKY 375'4' 11,540 1900 4 x 14'
BB-7 ILLINOIS 375'4" 11,565 1901 4 x 13"
BB-8 ALABAMA 374' 11,565 1900 4 x 13"
BB-9 WISCONSIN 373'10" 11,653 1901 4 x 13"
BB-10 MAINE 393'11" 12,846 1902 4 x 12"
BB-11 MISSOURI 393'11" 12,362 1903 4 x 12"
BB-12 OHIO 393'10" 12,723 1904 4 x 12"
BB-13 VIRGINIA 441'3" 14,948 1906 4 x 12"
BB-14 NEBRASKA 441'3" 14,948 1907 4 x 12"
BB-15 GEORGIA 441'3" 14,948 1906 4 x 12"
BB-16 NEW JERSEY 441'3" 14,948 1906 4 x 12"
BB-17 RHODE ISLAND 441'3" 14,948 1906 4 x 12"
BB-18 CONNECTICUT 456'4" 16,000 1906 4 x 12"
BB-19 LOUISIANA 456'4" 16,000 1906 4 x 12"
BB-20 VERMONT 456'4" 16,000 1907 4 x 12"
BB-21 KANSAS 456'4" 16,000 1907 4 x 12"
BB-22 MINNESOTA 456'4" 16,000 1907 4 x 12"
BB-23 MISSISSIPPI 382' 13,000 1908 4 x 12"
BB-24 IDAHO 382' 13,000 1908 4 x 12"
BB-25 NEW HAMPSHIRE 456'4" 16,000 1908 4 x 12"
BB-26 SOUTH CAROLINA 452'9" 16,000 1910 8 x 12"
BB-27 MICHIGAN 452'9" 16,000 1910 8 x 12"
BB-28 DELAWARE 518'9" 20,380 1910 10 x 12"
BB-29 NORTH DAKOTA 518'9" 20,000 1910 10 x 12"
BB-30 FLORIDA 521'6" 21,825 1911 10 x 12"
BB-31 UTAH 521'6" 21,825 1911 10 x 12"
BB-32 WYOMING 562' 26,000 1912 12 x 12"
BB-33 ARKANSAS 562' 26,000 1912 12 x 12"
BB-34 NEW YORK 573' 27,000 1914 10 x 14"
BB-35 TEXAS 573' 27,000 1914 10 x 14"
BB-36 NEVADA 583' 27,500 1916 10 x 14"
BB-37 OKLAHOMA 583' 27,500 1916 10 x 14"
BB-38 PENNSYLVANIA 608' 31,400 1916 12 x 14"
BB-39 ARIZONA 608' 31,400 1916 12 x 14"
BB-40 NEW MEXICO 624' 32,000 1918 12 x 14"
BB-41 MISSISSIPPI 624' 32,000 1917 12 x 14"
BB-42 IDAHO 624' 32,000 1919 12 x 14"
BB-43 TENNESSEE 624'6" 32,300 1920 12 x 14"
BB-44 CALIFORNIA 624'6" 32,300 1921 12 x 14"
BB-45 COLORADO 624'6" 32,600 1923 8 x 16"
BB-46 MARYLAND 624'6" 32,600 1921 8 x 16"
BB-47 WASHINGTON 624'6" 32,600 (Cancelled 1922) ----------
BB-48 WEST VIRGINIA 624' 32,600 1923 8 x 16"
BB-49 SOUTH DAKOTA 624' 32,600 (Cancelled 1922) ----------
BB-50 INDIANA 624' 32,600 (Cancelled 1922) ----------
BB-51 MONTANA 624' 32,600 (Cancelled 1922) ----------
BB-52 NORTH CAROLINA 624' 32,600 (Cancelled 1922) ----------
BB-53 IOWA 624' 32,600 (Cancelled 1922) ----------
BB-54 MASSACHUSETTS 624' 32,600 (Cancelled 1922) ----------
BB-55 NORTH CAROLINA 728'9" 35,000 1941 9 x 16"
BB-56 WASHINGTON 729' 35,000 1941 9 x 16"
BB-57 SOUTH DAKOTA 680' 35,000 1942 9 x 16"
BB-58 INDIANA 680' 35,000 1942 9 x 16"
BB-59 MASSACHUSETTS 680'10" 35,000 1942 9 x 16"
BB-60 ALABAMA 680' 35,000 1942 9 x 16"
BB-61 IOWA 887'3" 45,000 1943 9 x 16"
BB-62 NEW JERSEY 887'7" 45,000 1943 9 x 16"
BB-63 MISSOURI 887'3" 45,000 1944 9 x 16"
BB-64 WISCONSIN 887'3" 45,000 1944 9 x 16"
BB-65 ILLINOIS 887'3" 45,000 (Cancelled 1945) ----------
BB-66 KENTUCKY 887'3" 45,000 (Cancelled 1947) ----------
BB-67 MONTANA 925' 60,500 (Cancelled 1943) ----------
BB-68 OHIO 925' 60,500 (Cancelled 1943) ----------
BB-69 MAINE 925' 60,500 (Cancelled 1943) ----------
BB-70 NEW HAMPSHIRE 925' 60,500 (Cancelled 1943) ----------
BB-71 LOUISIANA 925' 60,500 (Cancelled 1943) ----------

(Reprinted from the December 1970 Alnavco LOG)

CARRIER CAPACITY

Dave Dickson, Memphis, TN

Aircraft abbreviations:
VF - Fighter
VB - Dive Bomber
VT - Torpedo Plane
VFN- Night Fighter
VS - Search Aircraft

At various times during the war, the American and Japanese navies changed their aircraft loading practices on their ships. A rough outline of the loading practices of the USN, IJN and RN follows:

USN

SARATOGA (Rated A/C Complement: 9)

  • Pre-Midway : 70 - 22VF, 18VB, 18VS, 12VT
  • Midway : 70 - 22VF, 18VB, 18VS, 12VT
  • Guadalcanal : 87 - 36VF, 18VB, 18VS, 15VT
  • Post - " : 87 - 36VF, 18VB, 18VS, 15VT

RANGER (Rated A/C: 86)

  • Pre-Midway : 72 - 54VF, 18VB
  • (Atlantic Fleet Practice after that)

ENTERPRISE (Rated A/C Complement: 100)

  • Pre-Midway : 71 - 20VF, 19VB, 19VS, 13VT
  • Midway : 79 - 27VF, 18VB, 18VS, 15VT
  • Guadalcanal : 87 - 36VF, 18VB, 18VS, 15VT
  • Post - " : 70 - 31VF, 21VB, 15VT, 3VFN

WASP (1) (Rated A/C Complement: 84)

  • Midway : 79 - 28VF, 18VB, 18VS, 15VT
  • Guadalcanal : 79 - 28VF, 18VB, 18VS , 15VT

ESSEX (Rated A/C Complement: 100)

  • Post- " : 91 - 36VF, 36VB, 15VT, 4VFN

INDEPENDENCE (Rated A/C Complement: 45)

  • Post - " : 33 - 24VF, 9VT

These groups might have varied from ship to ship for many reasons but the above represents standard USN practice during the war. Many ESSEX class ships carried nearly 100 aircraft. At Okinawa, ESSEX's carried 72VF,15VT because of the Kamiakaze menace. IJN

AKAGI (Rated A/C Complement: 91)

  • 12/41 - 10/42 : 63 - 21VB, 21VB, 21VT

KAGA (Rated A/C Complement: 90)

  • 12/41 - 10/42 : 81 - 30VF, 21VB, 30VT

HIRYU/SORYU (Rated A/C Complement: 73)

  • 12/41 - 10/42 : 63 - 21VF, 21VB, 21VT

SHOKAKU (Rated A/C Complement: 84)

  • 12/41 - 10/42 : 63 - 21VF, 21VB, 21VT
  • 10/42 - 1945 : 75 - 27VF, 27VB, 18VT

SHOHO/ZUIHO (Rated A/C Complement: 30)

  • 12/41 - 10/42 : 23 - 12VF, 11VT
  • 10/42 - 1944 : 30 - 21VF, 9VT

JUNYO (Rated A/C Complement: 53)

  • 10/42 - 1945 : 54 - 27VF, 18VB

TAIHO ( Rated A/C Complement: 53)

  • 10/42 - 1945 : 75 - 27VF, 27VB, 18VT

RYUHO (Rated A/C Complement: 31)

  • 10/42 - 1945 : 27 - 27VF/VFB

CHITOSE (Rated A/C Complement: 30)

  • 10/42 - 1945 : 42 - 18VF, 18VB, 6VS

SHINANO (Rated A/C Complement: 47)

  • 10/42 - 1945 : 8VT

RYUJO (Rated A/C Complement: 48

  • 10/42 - 1945 : 37 - 16VF, 21VT

UNRYU (Rated A/C Complement: 53)

  • 10/42 - 1945 : 54 - 27VF, 18VB, 9VT

IBUKI (Rated A/C Complement: 27

  • 10/42 - 1945 : 27 - 27VF/VFB

The Japanese air groups are based on the histories by Samuel Eliot Morrison and Zero!. SHINANO probably would have been loaded similar to SHOKAKU or JUNYO. She was designed to carry 18 A7M VF, 18 D4Y VB and 6 C6N VS.

ROYAL NAVY

At the beginning of the war, British carriers were loaded as follows:

COURAGEOUS (Rated A/C Complement: 48) : 24 Swordfish

GLORIOUS (Rated A/C Complement: 48) : 36 Swordfish, 12 Sea Gladiators

FURIOUS (Rated A/C Complement: 33) : 18 Swordfish, 8 Skuas, 4 Rocs

EAGLE (Rated A/C Complement: 21) : 18 Swordfish

HERMES (Rated A/C Complement: 15) : 9 Swordfish

ARK ROYAL (Rated A/C Complement: 72) : 48 Swordfish, 18 Skuas

The carriers of the British Pacific Fleet had the following air groups:

INDOMITABLE (Rated A/C Complement: 72) : 44 - 29VF, 15VT

VICTORIOUS (Rated A/C Complement: 36) : 54 - 37VF, 15VT, 2VS

ILLUSTRIOUS (Rated A/C Complement: 36) : 52 - 36VF, 16VT

INDEFATIGABLE (Rated A/C Comp.: 69) : 69 - 40VF, 9VFB, 20VT

FORMIDABLE (Rated A/C Complement: 36) : 43 - 28VF, 15VT

The Germans planned to load GRAF ZEPPELIN originally with 12VB, 20VF*. They later changed this to 28VBm 12VF. These air groups compare favorably with RN groups and the German's lack of experience with VB's would cause them to turn to the nearest example, the RN. (The RN and the Germans were skeptical about the sizes of the USN and IJN air groups and their speeds achieved in aircraft handling). For that reason, I doubt if she would have a much large air group. SEYDLITZ was to carry 10VF and 8VB. A drawing of this ship shows a very small hanger deck. She did have stability problems. Another problem with the Germans in actual practice was the number of air groups training for CV work with CV aircraft. They indicate the loading outlined above. The Italian AQUILA was to carry 36VF, VFB RE-2001's.

* Initially she was to carry 10VS, VT/10VF, 13VB. The VS/VT was the F1-167 biplane- torpedo-bomber. When this didn't work out, the Bf 109T and the Ju 87-C-O became the only CV aircraft planned by the Germans. (Reprinted in part from the March 1972 Alnavco LOG)

MORE ON CARRIER CAPACITY

By Dave Dickson, Memphis, TN

Some further comments: First. On ESSEX class CV's, the air groups varied greatly during the war but there were two standard mixes carried on these ships. Up to the Okinawan campaign, their standard air groups were 36VF/36VB/19VT. Because of the Kamikaze threat at Okinawa, the mix was changed to 72VF/15VB/15VT. The BENNINGTON air groups was a good example of one of the small variations showing two extra fighters over the standard. Though the early mix called for 90 aircraft, the number was rarely that. For instance at the Battle of the Philippine Sea, six ESSEX CV's fought and had the following air groups embarked:

BUNKER HILL (CV-17) : 37VF, 33VB, 18VT, 4VF(N) = 92

ESSEX (CV-9) : 38VF, 36VB, 20VT, 4VF(N) = 99

HORNET (CV-12) : 36VF, 33VB, 18VT, 4VF(N) = 92

LEXINGTON (CV-16) : 37VF, 34VB, 17VT, 4VF(N) = 94

WASP (CV-18) : 34VF, 34VB 18VT 4VF(N) = 89

YORKTOWN (CV-10) : 41VF, 44VB, 17VT, 4VF(N) = 107

The ENTERPRISE could carry more than 85 aircraft but her first air group rating was 85 (Source: Ships Data U.S. Naval Vessels). HORNET was rated at 81 while YORKTOWN and ENTRPRISE were 85. In Combat Operations these ships carried the following air groups:

Coral Sea :

YORKTOWN - 20VF, 38VB, 13VT = 71

Midway :

ORKTOWN - 25VF, 37VB, 13VT = 75

HORNET - 27VF, 37VB, 15VT = 79

ENTERPRISE - 27VF, 38VB, 14VT = 79

Solomons :

ENTERPRISE - 36VF, 36VB, 15VT = 87

Santa Cruz :

ENTERPRISE - 36VF, 36VB, 12VT = 84

HORNET - 36VF, 36VB, 15VT = 87

Gilberts :

ENTERPRISE - 36VF, 36VB, 18VT = 90

Marshalls :

ENTERPRISE - 32VF, 30VB, 16VT = 78

Truk Raid :

ENTERPRISE - 36VF, 30VB, 16VT = 82

Philippine Sea :

ENTERPRISE - 31VF, 21VB, 14VT, 3VF(N) = 69

Leyte Gulf :

ENTERPRISE - 39VF, 34VB, 19VT = 92

Okinawa :

ENTERPRISE - 32VF, 21VT = 53

The reason for the small group at Okinawa was ENTERPRISE's designation as a "night carrier." All or almost all of her aircraft were night fighters and night attack aircraft. More importantly, the average number of aircraft carried (discounting Okinawa) was 81 so a figure larger than 85 is unrealistic. The number of aircraft carried by INDEFATIGABLE is higher than I've ever seen for a RN carrier although I'm sure it is probably correct. At Okinawa, she carried 40 Seafires, 9 Fireflys and 20 Avengers for a total of 69. SHINANO was to be converted into a strong floating air base capable of launching, retrieving and supplying naval aircraft operating from land bases and other ships. She carried no planes of her own and was not capable of storing them. She first planned to play the part of a combatant auxiliary, a sort of "aircraft tender." Final plans called for her to be 68,000 tons island-type CVB capable of handling 18VF, 18VA and six scouts and to supply many more aircraft were ready in September, 1942. GRAF ZEPPELIN's design is the subject of several articles. One says that the original figure of 50 to 60 planes had been narrowed down in early design changes to between 40 and 43 and these planes would be mainly concerned with reconnaissance. The first group for the ship was 20 Fi 167 biplane torpedo scout planes, 10 Bf 109T and 13 Ju 87 for a total of 43. The second group was to be 30 Bf 109 and 12 Ju 87. This change took place in 1938. In 1941, the final group was set at 28 Ju 87 and 12 Bf 109 for a total of 40. These are the only air groups that were considered. SEYDLITZ's hanger deck was very small. She had a very high center of gravity for such as ship. (Reprinted in part from the March 1972 Alnavco LOG)

BRITISH BATTLESHIPS & BATTLECRUISERS

Compiled by William R. Hamblen, Nashville, TN

The following is a chronological list by completion dates of all British dreadnought battleships and battlecruisers, from DREADNOUGHT to VANGUARD.

Date Ship Displ. Belt Deck Armor Turret Main Guns Speed (knots)
1906 DREADNOUGHT 18,100 11" 3.5" 11" 10-12"/45 21.6
1908 INVINCIBLE 17,420 6" 2.0" 7" 8-12"/45 26.2
1908 INDOMITABLE 17,410 6" 2.0" 7" 8-12"/45 25.3
1908 INFLEXIBLE 17,290 6" 2.0" 7" 8-12"/45 25.5
1909 BELLEROPHON 18,800 10" 3.0" 11" 10-12"/45 21.8
1909 SUPERB 18,000 10" 3.0" 11" 10-12"/45 21.6
1909 TEMERAIRE 18,800 10" 3.0" 11" 10-12"/45 22.1
1910 VANGUARD 19,560 10" 2.5" 11" 10-12"/50 22.1
1910 ST VINCENT 19,560 10" 2.5" 11" 10-12"/50 21.7
1910 COLLINGWOOD 19,560 10" 2.5" 11" 10-12"/50 21.5
1911 NEPTUNE 19,680 10" 3.0" 11" 10-12"/50 21.8
1911 INDEFATIGABLE 18,500 6" 2.0" 7" 8-12"/50 26.7
1911 COLOSSUS 20,225 11" 3.2" 11" 10-12"/50 21.5
1911 HERCULES 20,225 11" 3.2" 11" 10-12"/50 21.5
1912 ORION 22,200 12" 2.5" 11" 10-13.5"/45 22.1
1912 MONARCH 22,000 12" 2.5" 11" 10-13.5"/45 22.1
1912 LION 26,270 9" 2.0" 9" 8-13.5"/45 27.0
1912 THUNDERER 22,200 12" 2.5" 11" 10-13.5"/45 22.1
1912 CONQUEROR 22,200 12" 2.5" 11" 10-13.5"/45 22.1
1912 KING GEORGE V 23,000 12" 3.0" 11" 10-13.5"/45 22.1
1912 NEW ZEALAND 18,500 6" 2.0" 7" 8-12"/50 26.3
1912 PRINCESS ROYAL 26,720 9" 2.0" 9" 8-13.5"/45 28.5
1913 AJAX 23,000 12" 3.0" 11" 10-13.5"/45 21.1
1913 AUSTRALIA 18,500 6" 2.0" 7" 8-12"/50 26.9
1913 CENTURION 23,000 12" 3.0" 11" 10-13.5"/45 21.9
1913 QUEEN MARY 27,000 9" 2.0" 9" 8-13.5"/45 28.0
1913 AUDACIOUS 23,000 12" 3.0" 11" 10-13.5"/45 21.9
1914 IRON DUKE 25,000 12" 3.8" 11" 10-13.5"/45 21.5
1914 MARKBOROUGH 25,000 12" 3.8" 11" 10-13.5"/45 21.5
1914 AGINCOURT (ex-SULTAN OSMAN I; ex-RIO DE JANEIRO) 27,500 9" 4.0" 12" 14-12"/45 22.4
1914 ERIN (ex-RESHADIEH; ex-RESHAD) 22,780 12" 2.5" 11" 10-13.5"/45 22.0
1914 BENBOW 25,000 12" 3.8" 11" 10-13.5"/45 21.5
1914 TIGER 28,340 9" 3.5" 9" 8-13.5"/45 29.0
1914 EMPEROR OF INDIA 25,000 12" 3.5" 11" 10-13.5"/45 21.5
1915 QUEEN ELIZABETH 29,150 13" 3.8' 13" 8-15"/42 24.0
1915 WARSPITE 29,150 13" 3.8" 13" 8-15"/42 24.0
1915 CANADA 28,600 9" 3.5" 10" 10-14"/45 22.8
1915 BARHAM 29,150 13" 3.8" 13" 8-15"/45 24.0
1916 MALAYA 29,150 13" 3.8" 13" 8-15"/45 24.0
1916 VALIANT 29,150 13" 3.8" 13" 8-15"/45 24.0
1916 REVENGE 28,000 13" 4.2" 13" 8-15"/42 21.9
1916 ROYAL OAK 28,000 13" 4.2" 13" 8-15"/42 20.5
1916 ROYAL SOVEREIGN 28,000 13" 4.2" 13" 8-15"/42 20.5
1916 RENOWN 27,947 6" 3.1" 11" 6-15"/42 32.7
1916 REPULSE 27,333 6" 3.1" 11" 6-15"/42 31.5
1916 RESOLUTION 28,000 13" 4.2" 13" 8-15"/42 20.5
1917 COURAGEOUS 19,320 3" 1.8" 13" 4-15"/42 33.0
1917 GLORIOUS 19,320 3" 1.8" 13" 4-15"/42 33.0
1917 FURIOUS 19,513 3" 1.8" 13" 1-18"/40 33.0
1917 RAMILLES 28,000 13" 4.2" 13" 8-15"/42 20.5
1920 HOOD 42,200 12" 5.0" 15" 8-15"/42 32.1
1927 NELSON 33,950 14" 6.2" 16" 9-16"/45 23.5
1927 RODNEY 33,900 14" 6.2" 16" 9-16"/45 23.8
1940 KING GEORGE V 36,759 15" 7.0" 16" 10-14"/45 29.2
1941 PRINCE OF WALES 36,750 15" 7.0" 16" 10-14"/45 29.2
1941 DUKE OF YORK 38,000 15" 7.0" 16" 10-14"/45 29.2
1942 ANSON 38,000 15" 7.0" 16" 10-14"/45 29.2
1942 HOWE 38,000 15" 7.0" 16" 10-14"/45 29.2
1946 VANGUARD 44,500 14" 6.0" 13" 8-15"/45 29.0

Number of ships: 55;
Total tonnage: 1,319, 813;
Building period: 40 years and 5 months;
The last "Dreadnought", VANGUARD was placed in reserve in the mid-fifties and was scrapped in 1960, ending a 55 year period of big ships and big guns. (Reprinted from the March 1973 Alnavco LOG)

BATTLESHIP & BATTLECRUISERS AT THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND

THE BRITISH GRAND FLEET
THE BATTLE FLEET

Battleships (from van to rear when deployed)

Main

Ship Class Displacement Armament Speed
Second Battle Squadron
KING GEORGE V KING GEORGE V 25,500 tons 10-13.5" 21-22 knots
AJAX KING GEORGE V 25,500 tons 10-13.5" 21-22 knots
CENTURION KING GEROGE V 25,000 tons 10-13.5" 21-22 knots
ERIN ERIN 25,250 tons 10-13.5" 21 knots
ORION ORION 25,000 tons 10-13.5" 21-22 knots
MONARCH ORION 25,000 tons 10-13.5" 21-22 knots
CONQUEROR ORION 25,000 tons 10-13.5" 21-22 knots
THUNDERER ORION 25,000 tons 10-13.5" 21-22 knots
Fourth Battle Squadron
IRON DUKE IRON DUKE 30,380 tons 10-13.5" 21-22 knots
ROYAL OAK ROYAL SOVEREIGN 33,500 tons 8-15" 21-23 knots
SUPERB BELLEROPHON 18,600 tons 10-12" 21-22 knots
CANADA CANADA 32,000 tons 10-14" 21-22 knots
BENBOW IRON DUKE 30,380 tons 10-13.5" 21-22 knots
BELLEROPHON BELLEROPHON 18,600 tons 10-12" 21-22 knots
TEMERAIRE BELLEROPHON 18,600 tons 10-12" 21-22 knots
VANGUARD ST. VINCENT 22,900 tons 10-12" 21-22 knots
First Battle Squadron
MARLBOROUGH IRON DUKE 30,380 tons 10-13.5" 21-22 knots
REVENGE ROYAL SOVEREIGN 33,500 tons 8-15" 21-23 knots
HERCULES COLOSSUS 22,500 tons 10-12" 21-22 knots
AGINCOURT AGINCOURT 30,250 tons 14-12" 22 knots
COLOSSUS COLOSUS 22,500 tons 10-12" 21-22 knots
COLLINGWOOD ST. VINCENT 22,900 tons 10-12" 21-22 knots
NEPTUNE NEPTUNE 22,000 tons 10-12" 21-22 knots
ST. VINCENT ST. VINCENT 22,900 tons 10-12" 21-22 knots
Battlecruisers (temporarily attached)
INVINCIBLE INVINCIBLE 20,000 tons 8-12" 25-26 knots
INFLEXIBLE INVINCIBLE 20,000 tons 8-12" 25-26 knots
INDOMITABLE INVINCIBLE 20,000 tons 8-12" 25-26 knots
Battlecruisers (from van to rear)
LION LION 26,350 tons 8-13.5" 28-32 knots
First Battlecruiser Squadron
PRINCESS ROYAL LION 29,700 tons 8-13.5" 28-32 knots
QUEEN MARY LION 30,500 tons 8-13.5" 28-32 knots
TIGER TIGER 35,000 tons 8-13.5" 28-30knots
Second Battlecruiser Squadron
NEW ZEALAND INDEFATIGABLE 20,000 tons 8-12" 25-27 knots
INDEFATIGABLE INDEFATIGABLE 20,000 tons 8-12: 25-27 knots
Fast Battleships (temporarily attached)
BARHAM QUEEN ELIZABETH 33,000 tons 8-15" 25 knots
VALIANT QUEEN ELIZABETH 33,000 tons 8-15" 25 knots
WARSPITE QUEEN ELIZABETH 33,000 tons 8-15" 25 knots
MALAYA QUEEN ELIZABETH 33,000 tons 8-15" 25 knots
THE GERMAN HIGH SEAS FLEET

THE BATTLE FLEET

Battleships (from van to rear)

Third Battle Squadron
KOENIG KOENIG 25,390 tons 10-12" 21-23 knots
GROSS. KURFURST KOENIG 25,390 tons 10-12" 21-23 knots
KR. PR'Z WILHELM KOENIG 25,390 tons 10-12" 21-23 knots
MARGRAF KOENIG 25,390 tons 10-12" 21-23 knots
KAISER KAISER 24,380 tons 10-12" 21-23 knots
KAISERIN KAISER 24,380 tons 10-12" 21-23 knots
First Battle Squadron
FRIEDRIECH D'GR. KAISER 24,380 tons 10-12" 21-23 knots
OSTFRIESLAND HELGOLAND 22,800 tons 12-12" 21 knots
THURINGEN HELGOLAND 22,800 tons 12-12" 21 knots
HELGOLAND HELGOLAND 22,800 tons 12-12" 21 knots
OLDENBURG HELGOLAND 22,800 tons 12-12" 21 knots
POSEN WESTFALEN 18,900 tons 12-11" 20 knots
RHEINLAND WESTFALEN 18,900 tons 12-11" 20 knots
NASSAU WESTFALEN 18,900 tons 12-11" 20 knots
WESTFALEN WESTFALEN 18,900 tons 12-11" 20 knots
DEUTSCHLAND DEUTSCHLAND 13,040 tons 4-11" 18 knots
HESSEN BRAUNSCHWEIG 12,997 tons 4-11" 18 knots
POMMERN DEUTSCHLAND 13,040 tons 4-11" 18 knots
HANNOVER DEUTSCHLAND 13,040 tons 4-11" 18 knots
SCHLESWIG-HOL'N DEUTSCHLAND 13,040 tons 4-11" 18 knots
THE Battlecruiser Force
Battlecruisers
LUTZOW DERFFLINGER 28,000 tons 8-12" 27-28 knots
DERFFLINGER DERFFLINGER 28,000 tons 8-12" 27-28 knots
SEYDLITZ SEYDLITZ 28,000 tons 10-11" 27-30 knots
MOLTKE MOLTKE 22,640 tons 10-11" 27-29 knots
VON DER TANN VON DER TANN 21,000 tons 8-11" 25-28 knots

(Reprinted from the December 1970 Alnavco LOG)