Technical Information

An Austro-Hungarian postcard made before the war.

The Austro-Hungarian Tegetthoff class dreadnought battleships were completed from 1912-1915, as comparatively small but nonetheless useful ships with their main armament consisting of two pairs of superfiring triple turrets. The details of the class included a full-load displacement of 21, 595 tons, length of 152 m (499 ft), armament of twelve 305 mm (12 in) guns in four triple turrets, twelve 150 mm (5.9 in) guns in single mountings, eighteen 66 mm (2.6 in) guns in single mountings, two 47 mm guns in single mountings and four 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes. Protection was in the form of an 280 mm (11 in) belt, barbettes, turrets and conning tower and 36 mm (1.4 in) deck, propulsion in the form of steam turbines delivering 25, 000 hp (18,640 kW) to four shafts for a speed of 20 knots. Complement was 1, 097. The four ships were named: Viribus Unitis, Tegetthoff, Prinz Eugen and Szent István.

The characteristics of the Tegetthoff class ships
Length 152.83 metres
Width 27.336 metres
Draught 8.741 metres
Displacement (full) 21, 595 tons
Top speed 20.3 knots
Range 4, 200 Nm at 10 knots
Complement 1, 097 (31 - 38 officers)
Note: There are some small differences between
SMS Szent István and other sisters.

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