Lord Clive

HMS Lord Clive


With the land war coming to a standstill in most places and the Royal Navy dominating many waterways in the vicinity of the front lines, the need for floating heavy artillery close to the coastlines arose. By 1915, a class of eight monitors armed with 12" guns taken from decommissioned pre-dreadnought battleships were ready for service, named after British and French military leaders.

Ship data

Relative combat value: 925

Basic damage control capacity: 41%


Displacement: 6150 tons

Length: 102 m

Width: 27 m

Draught: 4 m

Standard crew: 194


Maximum speed (undamaged): 6 knots

Endurance: 3706 km

Coal capacity: 356 tons

Armour protection

Conning tower armour: 6

Hull armour: 0

Main belt armour: 6

Deck armour: 2

Best armour type: Krupp


2 x 12 inch Mk VIII, centrally controlled. Ammo: 160 rounds

4 x 6in QF Mk II, centrally controlled. Ammo: 600 rounds

1 x 2-pdr Mk II Pom-pom, locally controlled. Ammo: 800 rounds

1 x 3-pdr QF Mk I/V, locally controlled. Ammo: 400 rounds

Ships in class

  • Lord Clive
  • General Wolfe
  • Sir John Moore
  • Prince Rupert
  • Prince Eugene
  • General Craufurd
  • Marshal Soult
  • Marshal Ney
  • Sir Thomas Picton (away at the Mediterranean)
  • Earl of Peterborough (away at the Mediterranean)