Plans of Duke of Edinburgh Class First Class Armoured Cruisers
These plans show the Duke of Edinburgh class of first class armoured cruisers of 1940, the first designed by Phillip Watts. They were larger than the any class since the Drake class of 1901, following the smaller Monmouth and Devonshire classes. The Duke of Edinburgh class carried six 9.2in guns carried in three turrets at each end, allowing three to be fire forward or aft or four on the broadside. Secondary armament came from ten 6in guns carried in a central armoured battery on the deck below most of the main guns (the forward turret was carried one deck higher). Twenty two 3-pounders were carried for use against smaller targets, eleven on each side.
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Rickard, J (8 December 2018), Plans of Duke of Edinburgh Class First Class Armoured Cruisers , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_plan_duke_of_edinburgh_class_cruiser.html