HMS Canada


Like a few other dreadnoughts now serving in the Royal Navy, this ship was initially ordered by a foreign navy. The Chilean government wished to keep up in the South American arms race shortly before the outbreak of the war, and ordered two large dreadnoughts armed with a 14" main battery to trump the 12" guns of the Argentinian and Brazilian navies. Almirante Latorre was almost ready to enter service when the war broke out, and the Royal Navy seized the ship to ensure British naval superiority, while the incomplete hull of Almirante Cochrane is still waiting for construction to recommence. Almirante Latorre serves in the Royal Navy under the name HMS Canada, and her 14" guns are a most welcome addition to the fire power of the Grand Fleet. Like her contemporaries built for the Royal Navy, she sports a 6" secondary battery.

Ship data

Relative combat value: 21902

Basic damage control capacity: 78%


Displacement: 28600 tons

Length: 202 m

Width: 28 m

Draught: 10 m

Standard crew: 1167


Maximum speed (undamaged): 22 knots

Endurance: 8153 km

Coal capacity: 3820 tons

Armour protection

Conning tower armour: 11

Hull armour: 7

Main belt armour: 11 (includes backing slope of deck armour)

Deck armour: 1 (sloped at edges to provide additional belt level protection)

Best armour type: Krupp


10 x 14 inch Mk I, centrally controlled. Ammo: 800 rounds

16 x 6in BL Mk XVII, centrally controlled. Ammo: 2400 rounds

2 x 12-pdr 20cwt HA Mk Is. locally controlled. Ammo: 400 rounds

4 x 21in Mk II(E) Torpedoes, locally controlled. Ammo: 16 torpedoes

Ships in class

  • Canada
  • Almirante Cochrane (incomplete, construction halted)