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Agincourt Class (1914) BB

HMS Agincourt was a class of one. Laid down in Sep-1911, launched 1913 and completed in Aug-1914.

She was the second HMS Agincourt to serve in the Royal Navy. Originally ordered in Britain by the Brazilian Government, and named Rio de Janeiro when launched in 1913. 

However the Brazilians found they could not afford her so she was on- sold to Turkey as Sultan Osman I but never delivered. This was because on completion in August 1914 she was appropriated by the Royal Navy for war service and renamed Agincourt  

Her design was unusual because of her length and the big main armament of 14 x 12in (304mm) guns in seven twin turrets, a unique feature. She also had a large secondary gun armament.

 

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This page last edited - 07 March, 2013.

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