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HMS Lion - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Lion

Name : HMS Lion
Laid Down : 29th November 1909
Launched : 6th August 1910
Completed : 4th June 1912
Type : Battleship
Class : Lion
Builder : Devonport
Country : UK
Pennants :
Fate : Sold for scrap 31st January 1924.

She was the British flagship at the start of the Battle of Dogger Bank, on 23 January 1915, where she was hit in the engine room and immobilised. Displacement: 26,820 Speed: 27.0 knots Compliment: 1,000 (1915 1,100) Armament: Eight 13.5-inch guns in pairs and sixteen 4 -inch guns. 1913 - one 47mm (mod), 1915/16 two 3 inch anti aircraft gun and from 1917 two 4 inch Anti Aircraft Guns.

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HMS Lion, 1911.


HMS Lion, c.1912.


HMS Lion, c.1912.


HMS Lion, c.1918.


HMS Lion, 1919.


HMS Lion


HMS Lion


HMS Lion


HMS Lion.


The football team of HMS Lion c.1910.


HMS Lion. Pictured are HM King George V (left) and Vice Admiral Beatty (right).


HMS Lion.


HMS Lion.


HMS Lion


HMS Lion.

Timeline Entries :


6th November 1910 - Launched
12th June 1912 - Arrived Plymouth on completion of acceptance trials
9th July 1912 - Spithead Review
19th September 1912 - Arrived Copenhagen
16th April 1914 - Arrived Portland from Plymouth
8th August 1914 - 1st Battle Cruiser Squadron in Home Wayers
16th December 1914 - Participated in the Scarborough Raid
February 1915 - Flagship Battlecruiser Fleet
31st May 1916 - Took part in the Battle of Jutland
31st May 1916 - Repairs at Rosyth and Tyneside
19th July 1916 - Rejoined the fleet without Q turret, which was replaced 6th – 23rd September)
10th March 1919 - Sailed Plymouth for Scapa Flow
10th March 1919 - Sailed Plymouth for Scapa Flow
1st June 1919 - Battlecruiser Squadron, Atlantic Fleet
21st July 1919 - Peace Sea Pageant - Southend
21st July 1919 - Flagship of Vice-Admiral Sir Roger Keyes
21st July 1919 - Capt. Wilfred Tomkinson in Command
1st September 1919 - Arrived Portland
6th September 1919 - Sailed Portland
6th September 1919 - Arrived Torbay
9th September 1919 - Sailed Torbay
10th September 1919 - Arrived Swansea
12th September 1919 - Sailed Swansea
13th September 1919 - Arrived Llandudno
16th September 1919 - Sailed Llandudno
17th September 1919 - Arrived Ardrossan
22nd September 1919 - Sailed Ardrossan
22nd September 1919 - Arrived Oban
29th September 1919 - Sailed Oban
30th September 1919 - Arrived Scapa Flow
12th December 1919 - Arrived Plymouth
1st January 1920 - Capt. A.P. Addison in Command
17th February 1920 - Flagship of Rear-Admiral Sir Roger Keyes
17th February 1920 - Sailed Plymouth for Portsmouth
31st January 1924 - Sold For Scrap

HMS Lion Artwork Collection
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The Roaring Lion by Arthur J W Burgess.


HMS Lion at the Battle of Jutland by Ivan Berryman.

The Lion, Sir David Beattys flagship, And Other Great Vessels Dashing After The flying Germans.

Lion, Tiger and Princess Royal in Chase by W L Wyllie.


Revenge and Lion by W L Wyllie.


Lion Leading the Battle Cruisers by W L Wyllie.

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Last edited : 15:40, October 12, 2012
By : DataStream

First Added : 13:32, January 29, 2011
By : kc


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