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HMS Benbow - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Benbow

Name : HMS Benbow
Laid Down : 30th May 1912
Launched : 12th November 1913
Completed : 7th October 1914
Type : Battleship
Class : Iron Duke
Builder : Beardmore
Country : UK
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Fate : Scrapped March 1931

HMS Benbow was completed in 1914, built by Beardmore (launched 12th November 1913). On 10th December 1914 she joined the Grand Fleet serving with the 4th Battle squadron. She was the flagship to Admiral Douglas Gamble until he was replaced in February 1915 by Sir Doveton Sturdee. During the Battle of Jutland she suffered no damage. After the war she served from 1919 in the Mediterranean providing gun fire support to the white Russians in the Black Sea until 1920. She remained in the Mediterranean until 1926 joining the Atlantic fleet for the next three years until 1929 when she was paid off and scrapped in March 1931.
Compliment 589. Armament 6 13.5 inch Guns (3 x 2 ) and 12 6-inch Guns . Machinery 4-shaft Turbines, S.H.P 31,000 giving a top speed of 21.25 knots this was reduced to 18 knots with mutilated boiler power. Displacement 21,250 tons.

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HMS Benbow, July 1928.


HMS Benbow, 1916.


HMS Benbow c.1926.


HMS Benbow, c.1926.


HMS Benbow, August 1927.


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HMS Benbow.


HMS Benbow c.1928.


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HMS Benbow at Constantinople.


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Crew of HMS Benbow, 1920s.


Crew of HMS Benbow with a torpedo.


Crew of HMS Benbow.


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HMS Benbow, 1922 - Dressed up for HRH Prince of Wales.


HMS Benbow Water Polo Team, 1920.


Boxing on HMS Benbow.


Boxing on HMS Benbow - Firpo v Drake, Villefranche, 21st February 1925.


HMS Benbow - Prize distribution at the Fleet Sports, 1923.


HMS Benbow firing a broadside salvo at Gallipoli.


HMS Benbow - Fleet Sports 1923.


Crew of HMS Benbow.


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Crew members of HMS Benbow.


Crew of HMS Benbow, 1920s.


Crew of HMS Benbow, 1920s.


Crew members of HMS Benbow.


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Crew of HMS Benbow, 1917.


Crew members of HMS Benbow.


Crew after coaling, HMS Benbow, 1917.


HMS Benbow - Stokers League Champions, 1918.


Crew of HMS Benbow and locals, Gozo, 1922.


Boxing on HMS Benbow, 1917.


Boxing on HMS Benbow, 1917.


Crew of HMS Benbow after coaling, c.1920s.


Crew of HMS Benbow after coaling, c.1920s.


Crew of HMS Benbow, 1917.


Crew of HMS Benbow, Malta.


Trophies of HMS Benbow.


Crew of HMS Benbow after coaling c.1920.s


Benbows Boxing Boy Novices, 1917.


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HMS Benbow, and Bluebell Pier c.1920s.


HMS Benbow, 1920s.


Crew of HMS Benbow, 1914.

Timeline Entries :


12th November 1913 - Launched
October 1914 - 4th Battle Squadron
31st May 1916 - Took part in the Battle of Jutland
31st May 1916 - Capt. H.W. Parker in Command
July 1916 - 1st Battle Squadron
1st June 1919 - 4th Battle Squadron, Mediterranean Fleet
4th June 1919 - Arrived Gibraltar
24th June 1920 - Arrived Constantinople
6th August 1920 - Arrived Malta
23rd October 1920 - At Malta
19th May 1923 - At Chanak
1st May 1926 - Completed refit at Sheerness
4th May 1926 - Sailed Sheerness for Portland
1st March 1927 - At Gibraltar for Exercises
11th March 1927 - Arrived Gibraltar after Exercises
March 1931 - Sold For Scrap

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HMS Benbow at the Battle of Jutland by Anthony Saunders.

Benbow with Sister Battleships Deploying into Line by W L Wyllie.

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