HMS Roberts

Type:
Monitor
Class:
Roberts (Class Overview)
Builder:
John Brown & Company
Clydebank, Scotland
Pennant Number:
F-40
Ordered:
March 16, 1940
Launched:
February 1, 1941
Keel Laid:
April 30, 1940
Commissioned:
October 27, 1941
Fate:
Sold June 1965 to T.W. Ward and scrapped at Inverkeithing, Scotland.


Dimensions, machinery and performance
Length:
373' 3"
Engines:
2 Parsons single reduction geared steam turbines
Beam:
89' 9"
Boilers:
2 Admiralty three drum type
Draft:
11' 9" std. / 13' 6" full
Shafts:
2
Displacement:
7,973 std. / 9,150 full
HP:
4,800
Speed:
12 knots
Crew:
308 (wartime 442)
Range:
2,680 NM @ 12 knots


Armament as built
Number Carried
Type
Arrangement
Maximum Range / Ceiling
2
15"/42 (381mm)
1 twin turret
32,500 yards @ 30.5° (18.4 miles)
with a 1,938 lb. armor piercing shell

8
4"
4 twin mounts
13,840 yards @ 30°
16
1.5"/39 (40mm)
1 octuple mount
2 quadruple mounts
5,000 yards
AA ceiling 13,300'

16
20mm
6 twin mounts
4 single mounts
N/A


Builder's Data
Page published Dec. 1, 2007