EAGLE [ video
] (8th June, 1918) Late Battleship
Displacement: 22,600 tons (about 26,500 tons full load)
Length: (p.p.) 625 ft, (o.a.) 667
Beam: 92.7 ft, 105.6 (max.)
Draught: 24 ft (mean), 27 ft (max.)
Aircraft: about 20
9 - 6 inch, 50 cal.
5 - 4 inch AA
Hangar deck 1"
Machinery: Brown-Curtis (all geared) turbines, by J. Brown
& Co., Clydebank. Designed S.H.P.: 50,000 = about 24 kts.
Boilers: 32 Yarrow small tube (oil burning). Fuel: normal 2500
tons; maximum 3750 tons oil fuel.
EAGLE - Torpedoed by U-73 in Western Mediterranean, August
General notes: Designed and begun by Armstrong Whitworth,
February, 1913, for Chile, as Almirante Cochrane, a Dreadnought
Battelship and sister to Chilean Almirante Latorre. All
work on this ship ceased in August 1914, and she lay on her slip
until 1917, when her purchase was negotiated with th Chilean
Goverment. Her design was modified to an Aircraft Carrier by
Sir E.H. Tennyson d`Eyncourt. Commissioned for ship and flying
trials with one funnel and no masts, 13th April, 1920. As a result
of trials made off Scilly Islands, put in hand at H.M. Dockyard,
Portsmouth, for modifications, November, 1920. Finally completed
in 1923. Bought from Chile for £1,334,358, sums subsequently
expended have raised total cost to £4,617,636 (Statement
by First Lord, April, 1927).