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Battleship histories. Royal naval battleship HMS Barham. Battleship website dedicated to the history of HMS Barham from launch to participation in major wars also notice board for families of ex-crew of HMS Barham.

HMS BARHAM was build at John Brown shipbuilders, Clydebank and launched 31st December 1914, Took part at the Battle of Jutland. was hit six times and was under repair for 5 weeks. Between the wars. she served in the Mediterranean from 1935 but was attached to the Home Fleet in the autumn of 1939. on the 28th December 1939 she was torpedoed by U-30 and was under repair till April 1940. She took part in the Bombardment of the French fleet at Mers-el-Kebir in July 1940 and the Battle of Cape Matapan in march 1941, also at the Bombardment of Bardia and Tripoli. She was damaged by a 500KG bomb off Crete on the 27th May 1941, and repaired at Alexandria by the end of July 1941. HMS Barham was torpedoed and sunk by U-331 off Soloum on the 25th November 1941. only 396 of her crew were saved from a compliment of 1,258.

Compliment 1,124 to 1,258. Armament 8 15-inch Guns and 12 6-inch guns and 8 4-inch A.A Guns 16 2-pdr AA Guns and 1 aircraft. Speed 24 knots, Displacement 31,100 tons.

HMS Barham.

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HMS Barham, July 1935.

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HMS Barham, with HMS Rodney and HMS Nelson, July 1935.

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HMS Barham with HMS Rodney and others, July 1935.

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HMS Barham.

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HMS Barham, July 1935.

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HMS Barham, June 1938.

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HMS Barham in floating dock, September 1932.

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HMS Barham, 1917.

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HMS Barham.

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HMS Barham, 1917.

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A ceremony on board HMS Barham showing the cups won by the crew 

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HMS Barham pictured c.1920s 

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HMS Barham 1914 -1941  Trunked funnel after refit 

Pictured circa 1930 Sunk 25th Nov 1941

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HMS Barham

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HMS Barham

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Racing Cutters of HMS Barham.

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HMS Barham.

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HMS Barham.

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HMS Barham.

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HMS Barham.

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Crew member of HMS Barham.

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HMS Barham at Corfu, August 1925.

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HMS Barham at Corfu, August 1925.

Presumably a Regatta prize, the 'Silver Cock' comes home.

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Crew member of HMS Barham at Ricasoli Range, Malta, 11th December 1924.

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HMS Barham W.R.A's at Malta, Christmas 1924.

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Crew of HMS Barham.

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Crew of HMS Barham at Gibraltar, 2nd October 1924.

Looks like they are preparing for coaling.

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Captain and crew of HMS Barham.

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Officers of HMS Barham.

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The Captain making a speech on HMS Barham.

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Crew of HMS Barham.

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Port Watch (Maintopmen), Washing down ship's sides and bottom on the occasion of HMS Barham docking at Malta, 31st October 1924.

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Sea Field Gun Crew of HMS Barham, 1925.

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Crew of HMS Barham - we think around 1925.

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Crew of HMS Barham, 25th October 1925 at Malta.

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HMS Barham - Sister ships of the Queen Elizabeth Class

HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH 16TH OCTOBER 1913 SOLD FOR SCRAP 19TH MARCH 1948.
HMS WARSPITE 26TH NOVEMBER 1913 SOLD FOR SCRAP 12TH JULY 1946.
HMS VALIANT 4TH NOVEMBER 1914 SOLD FOR SCRAP 19TH MARCH 1948.
HMS MALAYA 18TH MARCH 1915 SOLD FOR SCRAP 20TH FEBRUARY 1948.
 

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HAROLD FRANCIS CULLIMORE.. I would sincerely wish that my father's particulars are entered into any website that exists to honour those lost with him on 25th November 1941 on HMS Barham.  His details as known are:  P.O. Gunnery Branch, Harold Francis Cullimore.  My details are as follows : Michael Francis Cullimore ex RN number M957055A.  I should be grateful for any notification of reunions, memorial services and current and old comrade and relatives associations and sites.  Contact Here. 

ARTHUR ANDREWS... I am married to some-one whos grandad was a survivor of the HMS Barham, his name was Arthur Andrews. He was born in Middlesbrough and his birthday was the 25/11 on the day that the ship was sunk! I am looking for any footage of the ships final last voyage, any information please email me a.s.a.p.  contact here  

CHARLES A McMULLEN:  My Uncle ( from Coatbridge, Nr Glasgow ) served on HMS Hood and then HMS Barham as a 1st Class Stoker and was killed when she was sunk. I am looking for any information on him especially from any Naval personnel who knew him. Contact Charles McMullen at charles.mcmullen@ntlworld.com

JOHN MACKENZIE... My great uncle was a survivor of the HMS Barham. His name was John Mackenzie.  If anyone knows anything about John's time on board or has any photos etc.  I would love to hear from you as he is no longer with us.  Joanna Norman Jo@gpsinvest.com.au

I have a small plaque with a piece of shrapnel on it and an inscription "HMS Barham Battle of Jutland 31st May, 1916". I am unsure which of my ancestors served on this ship and would like to find a way of tracing crew members names. I assume the plaque was given to all crew members. Any information appreciated contact me at PWaterson@aol.com 

VICTOR HAWKEN. My Uncle served on HMS Barham and was killed when HMS Barham was sunk. Looking for any information on him especially from any Naval personnel who knew him. Contact Alfie Agar at stephen.frank1@ntlworld.com 

ABLE SEAMAN CROCKART.  Served on HMS Barham and was killed when she was torpedoed and sunk. If anyone knew that name, I would be pleased to hear from them. On behalf of his brother Douglas Crockart contact DerekPardoe@aol.com