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SMS BABENBERG (KUK)

SMS BABENBERG 1902

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PLAN OF HABSBERG CLASS BATTLESHIPS

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(KuK) SMS Babenberg was the last of three battleships in her class.

Her keel was laid down on 19 January 1901 at the Stabilimento Tecnico Triestino shipyard in Trieste.

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Name: (KuK) SMS Babenberg


Namesake: House of Babenberg


Laid down: 19 January 1901
Launched: 4 October 1902
Completed: 15 April 1904
Fate: Scrapped, 1921


General characteristics


Class and type: Habsburg-class pre-dreadnought battleship


Displacement:

8,232 long tons (8,364 t)
8,823 long tons (8,965 t) full load

Length: 375 ft 10 in (114.6 m)
Beam: 65 ft (19.8 m)
Draft: 24 ft 6 in (7.5 m)


Installed power:

16,000 ihp (11,931 kW)

Propulsion:

2 shafts, 4-cylinder vertical triple expansion steam engines, 16 Belleville boilers


Speed:

19.85 knots (36.76 km/h; 22.84 mph)


Complement: 638


Armament:

3 × 24 cm (9.4 in)/40 cal. Krupp C97 guns
12 × 15 cm (5.9 in)/40 cal. Krupp C96 guns
10 × 66 mm (2.6 in)/45 cal Skoda guns
6 × 47 mm (1.9 in)/44 cal Skoda QF guns
2 × 4.7 cm/33 cal Skoda QF guns
2 × 45 cm (17.7 in) torpedo tubes

Armor:

Waterline belt: 180–220 mm (7.1–8.7 in)
Deck: 40 mm (1.6 in)
Turrets & casemates: 210–280 mm (8.3–11.0 in)
Conning tower: 150 mm (5.9 in)

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