Venerable was built at Chatham Dockyard, laid down January
1899, completed November 1902, cost £1,159,853. Launched
8th March 1902. Sold for breaking up 4th June 1920.
Class Battleship. Armament: four 12 inch guns in pairs, twelve
6 inch guns singles, sixteen 12 pdr guns, two 12 pdr guns, six
3 pdr guns, two maxims and four torpedo tubes. Length: 400ft
Displacement: 14,500 load and deep load 15,700 tons. Speed:
18 knots. Complement: 750 (789 as flagship). War Servcie:
Battle Squadron Channel Fleet.
Attached to Dover Patrol as flag ship and for bombardment
May-October 1915 Dardanelles.
October-December 1915 refit at Gibraltar.
December 1915-December 1916 Adriatic.
February-March 1918 refitted as depot ship.
Depot ship for minelaying trawlers.
1920 sold for scrapping.