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HMS Britannia - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Britannia

Name : HMS Britannia
Laid Down : 4th February 1902
Launched : 10th December 1904
Completed : 8th September 1906
Type : Battleship
Class : King Edward VII
Builder : Portsmouth
Country : UK
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Fate : Torpedoed and sunk 9th November 1918 by UB 50 off Cape Trafalgar.

HMS Britannia Royal Naval battleship of the King Edward VII, Class. First saw service with the Atlantic fleet in December 1906. moving to the Channel Fleet in February 1907, joining the 2nd Division of the home Fleet as Flagship of Vice admiral in April 1909. while serving with the 2nd division she joined the Mediterranean fleet for a short period of time before returning. At the start of world war one, Britannia joined the 3rd battle Squadron of the Grand Fleet. But In January 1915 Britannia ran aground at Inchkeith suffering major damage, On the 9th November 1918 she was torpedoed by UB50 off cape Trafalgar. crippled she remained afloat for three and half hours. (see photos) before sinking. she did sustain a number of casualties due to toxic Fumes.Armament: Four 4 inch guns in pairs, four 9.2 inch guns in singles, ten 6 inch guns in pairs, fourteen 12 pdr guns, fourteen 3 pdr guns, two maxims and five torpedo tubes. Displacement: 16,350 tons. Speed: 18 knots. Complement: 777.

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HMS Britannia, 1906.


HMS Britannia sinking after being torpedoed by UB50 off Cape Trafalgar, 9th November 1918.


HMS Britannia sinking, 9th November 1918.


HMS Britannia sinking, 9th November 1918.


HMS Britannia sinking, 9th November 1918.


HMS Britannia.


The Ward Room of HMS Britannia.


HMS Britannia.


HMS Britannia before she was sunk in 1918.


HMS Britannia.


HMS Britannia.


HMS Britannia.


HMS Britannia.

Timeline Entries :


10th December 1904 - Launched
1st October 1906 - Commissioned for Atlantic Fleet
1907 - Atlantic Fleet
5th August 1907 - Arrived Liverpool
1908 - Channel Fleet
1909 - Channel Fleet
April 1909 - 2nd Battle Squadron, 2nd Division, Home Fleet
12th June 1909 - Fleet Review at Spithead
17th July 1909 - Thames Review
27th July 1910 - Sailed Torquay for Naval Review
27th July 1910 - Arrived back at Torquay after Naval Review
23rd June 1911 - At Spithead for Fleet Review
9th July 1912 - Spithead Review
6th November 1912 - Arrived Malta
6th November 1912 - Arrived Malta for coaling
8th August 1914 - 3rd Battle Squadron in Home Waters
9th November 1918 - Capt. Frances W Caulfeild in Command
9th November 1918 - Torpedoed

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