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Pre-Jutland Admiral Class

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Hello everyone I want to know what were design specifications for the Admiral Class battlecruisers prior to their post-jutland redesigns. I would really like to know how exactly they were originally meant to be.

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I discovered this pre-Dreadnought class not longer after I started playing WOWS. I was looking for a desktop wallpaper with a suitably old, preferably RN warship and it was one based on a photo of an Admiral class that I found.

 

The next thing I discovered was that there's a fairly comprehensive set of entries on Wikipedia about the Royal Navy, with links to types, classes and where available, individual ships.

 

Now for the Admiral class, there's two entries on Wikipedia but I think the one you may be referring to are the pre-Dreadnought battleships, pictured below.

 

If it's the cruiser series that resulted in the Hood, they weren't designed, until late war, after Jutland.

 

The basis for the battle-cruiser Admiral class design, however, was the Queen Elizabeth battleship class (from Wikipedia). It may be semantics on my part but unless you're modifying an existing class, maintaining a good percentage of the original design's dimensions and features, then it's a new design.

 

The Admiral-class battlecruisers were to have been a class of four British Royal Navy battlecruisers designed near the end of World War I.
Their design began as an improved version of the 
Queen Elizabeth-class battleships, but it was recast as a battlecruiser after Admiral John Jellicoe, commander of the Grand Fleet, pointed out that there was no real need for more battleships, but that a number of German battlecruisers had been laid down that were superior to the bulk of the Grand Fleet's battlecruisers and the design was revised to counter these. The class was to have consisted of HMS HoodAnsonHowe, and Rodney — all names of famous admirals — but the latter three ships were suspended as the material and labour required to complete them was needed for higher-priority merchantmen and escort vessels. Their designs were updated to incorporate the lessons from the Battle of Jutland, but the Admiralty eventually decided that it was better to begin again with a clean-slate design so they were cancelled in 1919. No more battlecruisers would be built due to the arms limitations agreements of the interbellum.

 

 

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Edited by Captain_Fathom

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