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HMS Hibernia - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Hibernia

Name : HMS Hibernia
Laid Down : 6th January 1904
Launched : 17th June 1905
Completed : 2nd January 1907
Type : Battleship
Class : King Edward VII
Builder : Devonport
Country : UK
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Fate : Sold for scrap 8th November 1921.

HMS Hibernia. Royal Naval battleship of the King Edward VII Class. Built at Devonport Dock Yard, built under the 1903 naval programme. and laid down on the 6th January 1904, Launched 17th June 1905.and completed January 1907. Commissioned into the Atlantic Fleet, but transferred in February 1907 to the Channel fleet as Flagship of rear admiral. In January 1909 became Flagship , Vice Admiral, and in march 1909 became flagship to rear Admiral 2nd division of the Home Fleet. In January 1912 went to the Nore with reduced crew. in may 1912 HMS Hibernia was fitted with a temporary runway over the forecastle. and the first seaplane flight form a British ship flown by Commander Sampson was achieved on the 4 may 1912. At the outbreak of World war One HMS Hibernia joined the Grand fleet and In November 1915 ,went tot he Dardanelle's as Flagship of Admiral Freemantle and acted as reserve battleship at Kephalo. In 1917 all 6 inch guns were removed and replaced with four 6 inch guns on the higher shelter deck. After the war in 1919 HMS Hibernia became accommodation ship at Nore until 1921 when she was scrapped. (8th November 1921) Armament: Four 4inch 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. NOTE - The first airplane launched from a warship underway was from Hibernia in 1912.

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HMS Hibernia, Portland, Dorset.


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HMS Hibernia leading the Channel Fleet.

Timeline Entries :


17th June 1905 - Launched
1907 - Atlantic Fleet
5th August 1907 - Flagship of Vice-Admiral Sir Sir Reginald Custance
5th August 1907 - Arrived Liverpool
12th November 1907 - Capt. Cecil F. Lambert in Command
12th November 1907 - Channel Fleet Review at Spithead
1908 - Channel Fleet
1909 - Channel Fleet
April 1909 - 2nd Battle Squadron, 2nd Division, Home Fleet
April 1909 - Flagship of Rear-Admiral I. Startin
12th June 1909 - Fleet Review at Spithead
17th July 1909 - Thames Review
14th November 1909 - At Spithead for the arival of the King of Portugal
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
3rd February 1912 - At Spithead for the arrival of the King and Queen
May 1912 - Carried out trial with Short S38 T2 in Weymouth bay
9th July 1912 - Spithead Review
6th November 1912 - Flagship of Rear-Admiral
6th November 1912 - Arrived Malta for coaling
6th November 1912 - Arrived Malta
6th November 1912 - 3rd Battle Squadron 2nd Division
15th April 1914 - Flagship of Rear-Admiral M.E. Browning
15th April 1914 - Sailed Sheerness for Loch Ewe
8th August 1914 - 3rd Battle Squadron in Home Waters
April 1915 - At Gallipoli
8th November 1921 - Sold For Break Up

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Last edited : 15:00, October 12, 2012
By : DataStream

First Added : 17:12, March 1, 2011
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