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HMS Iron Duke - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Iron Duke

Name : HMS Iron Duke
Laid Down : 12th January 1912
Launched : 12th October 1912
Completed : March 1914
Type : Battleship
Class : Iron Duke
Builder : Portsmouth
Country : UK
Pennants : 18
Fate : Sold for scrap February 1946. Broken up at Glasgow 20th November 1948.

HMS Iron Duke was built at Cammell Laird in Portsmouth and Launched on the 12th October 1912. After 1931 she became a Gunnery Training Ship and Base Ship for the Home Fleet between 1939 and 1945. She was scrapped at Faslane in Scotland 19th August 1946. 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 Iron Duke, 1914.


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HMS Iron Duke, c.1935.


HMS Iron Duke, v.1935.


HMS Iron Duke, c.1935.


HMS Iron Duke, c.1935.


HMS Iron Duke, c.1935.


HMS Iron Duke, July 1935.


HMS Iron Duke, May 1937.


HMS Iron Duke when she was flagship.


HMS Iron Dukes forward guns.


A view of the guns of HMS Iron Duke.


A view from above of HMS Iron Duke.


Officers of HMS Iron Duke Christmas 1923 at Malta


Crew of HMS Iron Duke Fire Salute at parade in Malta 1923.


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HMS Iron Duke Crew.


Crewman, HMS Iron Duke.

Timeline Entries :


12th October 1912 - Launched
12th October 1912 - Pennant Number 18
3rd December 1913 - Sailed Portsmouth for gun and torpedo trials
17th April 1914 - Sailed Portsmouth for Bantry
31st May 1916 - Took part in the Battle of Jutland
31st May 1916 - Capt. F.W. Dreyer in Command
13th May 1919 - Arrived Smyrna
1st June 1919 - 4th Battle Squadron, Mediterranean Fleet
8th August 1919 - Arrived Alexandria
11th August 1919 - Sailed Alexandria for Malta
23rd October 1920 - Arrived Malta
23rd October 1920 - Flagship of Admiral Sir John M. de Robeck
1921 - Mediterranean Cruise
21st February 1921 - Sailed Malta for Gibraltar and Plymouth
25th February 1921 - Arrived Gibraltar
19th March 1921 - Sailed Gibraltar for Malta
19th May 1923 - Completed refitting at Malta
10th July 1926 - Arrived Torbay
1st March 1927 - At Gibraltar for Exercises
11th March 1927 - Arrived Gibraltar after Exercises
1931 - Used As A Gunnery Training Ship
19th January 1933 - Arrived Portland
19th January 1933 - Sailed Portsmouth for Portland
8th March 1933 - Sailed Portsmouth for exercises
9th March 1933 - Arrived Portsmouth
21st April 1933 - Sailed Portsmouth for Portland
21st April 1933 - Captain R.M. King in Command
21st April 1933 - Arrived Portland
11th May 1933 - Commenced exercises with the R.A.F.
12th May 1933 - Completed exercises with the R.A.F.
23rd May 1933 - Arrived Portsmouth
25th May 1933 - Commenced exercises with the R.A.F.
26th May 1933 - Completed exercises with the R.A.F.
6th June 1933 - Sailed Portsmouth for exercises in northern waters
23rd June 1933 - Sailed Oban for Portsmouth
26th June 1933 - Arrived Portsmouth
18th July 1933 - Commenced firing exercises at Portland
20th July 1933 - Completed firing exercises at Portland
21st July 1933 - Arrived Portsmouth from Portland
12th September 1933 - Sailed Portsmouth for Portland
4th December 1933 - Arrived Portsmouth
5th December 1933 - Arrived Portsmouth
1st March 1934 - Capt. H.C. Allen in Command
1st March 1934 - Arrived Portsmouth
1st March 1934 - Sailed Portland for Portsmouth
7th March 1934 - Arrived Portland
26th March 1934 - Arrived Portsmouth
27th March 1934 - Sailed Portland
3rd June 1934 - Sailed Portsmouth
3rd June 1934 - Assumed Flagship of Rear-Admiral Noel F. Laurence
12th June 1934 - Arrived Oban
20th June 1934 - Sailed Oban
22nd June 1934 - Arrived Portsmouth
17th October 1934 - Arrived Portland
15th December 1934 - Capt. H.C. Allen Assumed Command
15th December 1934 - Capt. F.H.G. Walker relinquished Command
18th January 1935 - Arrived Falmouth
16th July 1935 - Attended 1935 Spithead Fleet Review
5th August 1935 - Iron Duke At Portsmouth for Navy Week
18th November 1935 - Sailed Portsmouth for Plymouth
24th September 1936 - Arrived Portsmouth
7th May 1937 - 1937 07th May Iron Duke At Sheerness
22nd May 1937 - Arrived Torquay
30th July 1938 - At Portsmouth. Navy Week
21st November 1938 - Arrived Plymouth
9th August 1939 - Attended Review of the British Reserve Fleet
16th August 1939 - Arrived Falmouth
14th October 1939 - At Scapa Flow
17th October 1939 - Damaged by Aircraft attack in Scapa Flow
17th October 1939 - Damaged by air strike at Scapa Flow and had to be beached
18th October 1939 - Beached after being bombed at Scapa Flow by JU88s.
2nd March 1946 - Sold For Scrap

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HMS Iron Duke at Weymouth Bay 1927 by Randall Wilson.


Iron Duke in Pentland Firth by W L Wyllie.

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