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HMS Albemarle.   Royal Naval battleship of the Duncan Class.  HMS Albemarle saw service with the Channel Fleet in 1906. In February 1907 she became the flagship of Admiral Sir John Jellicoe when he was appointed second in command of the Atlantic Fleet and then flagship at Gibraltar in 1909. HMS Albemarle had her crew reduced to minimal in February 1910 while at the Nore but in October of that year became flagship again at Portsmouth. She was then refitted and joined the 4th Battle Squadron of the Home Fleet in 1912 but became a gunnery tender in May 1913 with the 6th Battle Squadron at Portsmouth. HMS Albemarle then joined the Grand Fleet in 1914 serving with the northern patrol. February 1915 she saw service with the 6th and then 3rd Battle Squadron of the Channel Fleet. Badly damaged on November 1915 in heavy weather while in the Pentland Firth. The Albemarle's bridge was swepped away in the mountainous seas. and she has to go into dock,  she was repaired and then returned to Scapa Flow in December 1915. She was used as an ice breaker in order to get supplies through to Archangel. After having her guns replaced she served as an overflow ship to the naval barracks at Devonport during May 1917 and November 1918.

Armament: Four 12 inch guns in turrets, twelve 6 inch guns, twelve 3 inch guns, six 3 pdr guns, two maxims and four torpedo tubes.    Displacement: 14,000 tons.    Speed: 19 knots.   Complement: 750.   Length: 405 ft.   Breadth: 75.5 ft.   Depth: 27.25 ft.

HMS Albemarle with inset Rear Admiral Sir Richard Poore.

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HMS Abemarle c.1910 

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HMS Albemarle at her launch at Chatham on 5th March 1901.

HMS Albemarle, 1903.

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HMS Albemarle.

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Crew of HMS Albemarle.

Contributed by John Barnes, whose grandfather Harry Jeffery served on HMS Albemarle as a cook from 7th January 1916 until at least September of that year, and who is also shown in the photograph, which was probably taken in Murmansk Harbour.

HMS Albemarle.  Sister ships of the Duncan Class

HMS CORNWALLIS 13TH JULY 1901 TORPEDOED 9TH JANUARY 1917
HMS DUNCAN 21ST MARCH 1901 SOLD FOR B/U 18TH FEBRUARY 1920
HMS EXMOUTH 31ST AUGUST 1901 SOLD FOR B/U 15TH FEBRUARY 1920
HMS MONTAGU 5TH MARCH 1901 WRECKED 30TH MAY 1906
HMS RUSSELL 19TH FEBRUARY 1901 MINED 27TH MARCH 1916
 

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