HMS Tiger


Although she is about to be outshone by the new super-battlecruisers of the Renown class, HMS Tiger remains one of the strongest assets to our battlecruiser fleet. During the construction of the ships of the Lion class, the Imperial Japanese Navy ordered a new battlecruiser design that was recognized to be even stronger, and so British engineers redesigned the fourth ship of the Lion class to surpass the specifications of the IJNS Kongo. The result is an excellent ship which combines high speed, heavy armament and a much stronger protection than her half-sisters of the Lion class. Originally, a second ship was planned, but the construction of HMS Leopard was cancelled in favour of a sixth ship of the Queen Elizabeth class. Unfortunately, the construction of this ship, to be named HMS Agincourt, had to be abandoned due to the outbreak of the war. HMS Tiger was commissioned in October 1914.

Ship data

Relative combat value: 12532

Basic damage control capacity: 71%


Displacement: 28430 tons

Length: 215 m

Width: 28 m

Draught: 9 m

Standard crew: 1121


Maximum speed (undamaged): 28 knots

Endurance: 8616 km

Coal capacity: 4900 tons

Armour protection

Conning tower armour: 10

Hull armour: 6

Main belt armour: 9

Deck armour: 2

Best armour type: Krupp


8 x 13.5in Mk V 1400 lb, centrally controlled. Ammo: 640 rounds

12 x 6in BL Mk VII(H), centrally controlled. Ammo: 1800 rounds

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

2 x 21in Mk II(X) Torpedoes, locally controlled. Ammo: 2 torpedoes

4 x 21in Mk II(M) Torpedoes, locally controlled. Ammo: 14 torpedoes

Ships in class

  • Tiger