M15 at Mudros, 1916
|Builder:||William Gray, Hartlepool.|
|Laid down:||1 March 1915|
|Launched:||28 April 1915|
|Fate:||Sunk by UC-38 on 11 November 1917.|
|Class and type:||M15-class monitor|
|Length:||177 ft 3 in (54.03 m)|
|Beam:||31 ft (9.4 m)|
|Draught:||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Speed:||11 knots (20 km/h)|
Intended as a shore bombardment vessel, M15's primary armament was a single 9.2 inch Mk X gun which had been held as a spare for the Drake-class cruiser and Cressy-class cruiser. In addition to her 9.2-inch gun, she also possessed one 12-pounder and one six pound anti-aircraft gun. She was equipped with Triple Expansion steam engines rated to 800 horse power that allowed a top speed of eleven knots. The monitor's crew consisted of sixty nine officers and men.
HMS M15 was ordered in March, 1915, as part of the War Emergency Programme of ship construction. She was laid down at the William Gray shipyard at Hartlepool in March 1915, launched on 28 April 1915, and completed in June 1915.
First World War
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