Roberts Course Monitor
1 April 1941
Basic attributes (Roberts & Abercrombie)
7,973 tons (Standard)
9,150 tons (Full load)
8,536 tons (traditional)
9,717 tons (Full load)
Roberts: 13 ft 6 inches
Abercrombie: 14 ft 5 inch
2 shaft, Parsons steam turbines, 2 boilers, 4,800 hp
12.5 knots (14.4 mph)
442 – 460
2 15-inch/42 Mk 1 weapons in a single turret
8 4-inch AA firearms (4 2)
16 2-pdr “pom-pom”s (1 8, 2 4)
20 20 mm weapons
Turret: 13 inches
Barbette: 8 inch
Belt: 4-5 ins
Vessels in class consist of: HMS Roberts (F40), HMS Abercrombie (F109)
The Roberts course of screens associated with the Royal Navy contained two heavily-gunned vessels built during the Second World War. They certainly were the Roberts, completed in 1941, and Abercrombie, completed in 1943.
Popular features of the class, apart from two 15″ weapons in a twin installation (taken from two First World War era Marshall class screens), had been low draught for running inshore, wide beam to offer stability (and opposition to torpedoes and mines) and a high observation platform to observe fall of shot.
HMS Roberts (F40), called after Field Marshal Frederick Roberts, first Earl Roberts.
Built by John Brown & Company, Clydebank, set down 30 April 1940, launched 1 April 1941 and completed on 27 October 1941. She reused the turret of the World War we monitor Marshall Soult. Roberts provided bombardment support during process Torch in north Africa, where she had been damaged by two 500 kg bombs. She was repaired over time to aid procedure Husky (the invasion of Sicily), Allied landings near Salerno Operation Avalanche, the D-Day landings additionally the Walcheren functions. She had been scrapped in 1965.
Among HMS Robert’s guns (previously in HMS Resolution) is mounted beyond your Imperial War Museum in Lambeth, South London, together with one from battleship Ramillies. HMS Roberts by herself ended up being sold for scrapping after the war, but hired right back because of the navy as an accommodation ship at Devonport until 1965: it absolutely was extensively rumoured the ship-breakers which bought the girl had above restored their particular purchase price in rent before they then offered the lady stays as scrap metal.
HMS Abercrombie (F109), called after General James Abercrombie, built by Vickers Armstrong, Tyne. She ended up being set down 26 April 1941, launched 31 March 1942 and finished 5 May 1943. She utilized a 15-inch weapon turret originally built as a spare for HMS Furious. She had been harmed by contact mines on a number of occasions while giving support to the intrusion of Italy, but had been fixed. Scrapped in 1954.
^ Conway, All The Planet’s Battling Ships 1922-1946
Roberts class screens
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Preceded by: Erebus class Accompanied By: Not One
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