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HMS Tiger

HMS Tiger

Our King and Queen Vol 2. Amalgamated Press, London ~1930

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Built by John Browns. Clydebank

3rd October 1914. Commissioned at Clydebank for 1st Battle Cruiser Squadron, Grand Fleet.

24th January 1915. Battle of Dogger Bank.
December 1915. Refitting, River Tyne.
31st May 1916. Battle of Jutland.
June 1916. Rosyth, under repair.
2nd July 1916. Rejoined Grand Fleet.
10th November to 29th January 1917. Under refit at Rosyth.
April 1919. Atlantic Fleet.
22nd August 1921. Paid off, into Reserve.
March 1932. Under refit, Rosyth.
14th February 1924. Recommissioned at Rosyth, for gunnery training ship at Portsmouth.
April to June 1926. Under refit at Portsmouth, then joined Battle Cruiser Squadron, Atlantic Fleet.
15th May 1931. Paid off at Rosyth.
February 1922. Sold for breaking to T W Ward.
 

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I tried editing date of sale to T W Ward to 1932, but server not accepting correction.


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Thanks Roy.
Interesting to wonder the fate of some of these vessels had they reached WW 2.
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Geoff (YM)
 

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If it hadn't been for the Washington Treaty, perhaps the faster and larger battle cruisers would have been kept in addition to Renown and Repulse, and modernised, as Renown was. Hood's projected three sisters, which would have been completed to a slightly different profile and specification could also have been built.

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It's interesting to compare HMS Tiger with IJN Kongo as she appeared when first completed. They appear surprisingly similar. In fact, Kongo was slightly larger and armed with more powerful 14-inch guns.

http://www.militaryfactory.com/imageviewer/shp/pic-detail.asp?ship_id=IJN-Kongo&sCurrentPic=pic1
 

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I have always thought that Tiger and Lion were the best looking of all battleships/battle cruisers, the well proportioned design, low freeboard and evenly spaced funnels lent a certain symmetry. It would have been interesting to see how effectual they would have been in WW2.
 

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Klaatu83.

The history books all say that IJN Kongo, having been built in the same yard, strongly influenced the final design of Tiger. Your observation is quite accurate. I always thought Tiger was the best looking of all of them, until Hood appeared. Tiger's after gun turrets had been widely spaced due to an alteration during the design stages. Originally intended to have X Turret firing astern over Y Turret, X Turret was moved forward between the engine rooms and the boiler rooms. This was more convenient as a result of introducing an after torpedo room, which changed the locations of bulkheads. This gave this turret a better, clearer arc of fire across the stern than her sister ship Queen Mary, which also belonged to the Lion Class.

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