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HMS Invincible - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Invincible

Name : HMS Invincible
Laid Down : 2nd April 1906
Launched : 13th April 1907
Completed : 20th March 1909
Type : Battleship
Class : Invincible
Builder : Armstrong
Country : UK
Sequence : This is the 5th ship with this name.
Pennants :
Fate : Sunk 31st May 1916

HMS Invincible was attached to the 1st Cruiser Squadron, Home Fleet at the end of 1908. At the Falkland Islands on 8th December 1914 HMS Invincible and HMS Inflexible destroyed Admiral von Spee's Cruiser Squadron, including Scharnhorst and Gneisenau. HMS Indomitable assisted HMS Lion after the battle of Dogger Bank in 1915. HMS Inflexible took part in the Dardanelles operations in 1915 but was mined and badly damaged needing 3 months of repairs. All three ships were present at the Battle of Jutland, HMS Invincible blew up and sank after a hit from Lutzow with the loss of 1,026 crew. The two surviving ships were eventually scrapped on 1st December 1921. Pictured on the left are HMS Invincible's forward guns.

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HMS Invincible, 1912.


HMS Invincible, 1912.


HMS Invincible, December 1914.


HMS Invincible.

Timeline Entries :


2nd April 1906 - Laid down at Elswick
13th April 1907 - Launched
March 1909 - Completed
April 1909 - 1st Cruiser Squadron, 1st Division, Home Fleet
12th June 1909 - Fleet Review at Spithead
17th July 1909 - Thames Review
1st August 1909 - Anchored in Sandown Bay
2nd August 1909 - Sailed Sandown Bay to escort the Emperor of Russia to Cowes
27th July 1910 - Arrived back at Torquay after Naval Review
27th July 1910 - Sailed Torquay for Naval Review
15th November 1910 - At Portland for Home Fleet Regatta
23rd June 1911 - At Spithead for Fleet Review
17th July 1911 - Drydocked at Haulbowline, Cork
3rd February 1912 - At Spithead for the arrival of the King and Queen
9th July 1912 - Spithead Review
8th August 1914 - 2nd Battle Cruiser Squadron in Home Wayers
8th December 1914 - Slight damage at the Falklands
February 1915 - 3rd Battlecruiser Squadron
31st May 1916 - Capt. A.L. Cay in Command
31st May 1916 - Sunk
31st May 1916 - Took part in the Battle of Jutland
5th June 1916 - Arrived in the Forth

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HMS Invincible - The Dawn of Jutland by Anthony Saunders.

The Gneisenaus desperate fight with the British battle cruisers Invincible and Inflexible.

Invincible and Inflexible Steaming Out of Port Stanley by W L Wyllie.

Invincible and Inflexible in Chase of Von Spees Squadron by W L Wyllie.

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Last edited : 15:28, October 12, 2012
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