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Name: AGINCOURT launched as RIO DE JANEIRO
Type: Battleship
Keel: 14/09/1911
Launched: 22/01/1913
Completed: 20/08/1914
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: Elswick
Yard Number: 792
Dimensions: 27850 - 30860disp, 671.5 x 89.0 x 29.8(draft)ft
Engines: 4 x steam turbines, 34000ihp
Engines by: Parsons Steam Turbine Co Ltd
Propulsion: 4 x Screws, 22.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 7 x 2 x 12.0ins, 20 x 1 x 6.0ins, 10 x 1 x 3ins guns, 3 x 21ins torpedoes
History:
20/08/1914 British Royal Navy
19/12/1922 Broken up
Comments: Ordered by the Government of Brazil. Cost 2.9m (estimated)
12/1913: Sold to the Ottoman Empire and renamed SULTAN OSMAN I
08/1914: Seized by the UK Government & renamed AGINCOURT
Mounted more heavy guns (14) and more turrets (7) than any other dreadnought battleship
19/12/1922: Sold for breaking up by Rosyth Ship Breaking Co


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