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HMS Audacious.  Royal naval battleship of the King George V Class, HMS Audacious was built by Camell Laird,  laid down 23rd March 1911, launched 14th September 1912, and commissioned into the Royal Navy 15th October 1913.  On the 27th October 1914, off the coast of Northern Ireland, HMS Audacious struck a mine and after unsuccessful salvage attempts, HMS Audacious sank the following day.  

Displacement: 23,400   Speed: 21.0 knots   Compliment: 870 and up to 1,110 in 1916     Armament: Ten 13.5-inch guns in pairs and sixteen  4 -inch guns (twelve 4-inch guns after 1917).  Two 3 inch Anti Aircraft Gun replaced with 4-inch anti aircraft gun from 1917.

The sinking of HMS Audacious

HMS Audacious

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  Walker Archive. Order Code  PH212

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HMS Audacious

pictured March-April 1914

HMS Audacious.  Sister ships of the King George V Class.

HMS KING GEORGE V 9TH OCTOBER 1911 SOLD FOR SCRAP IN DECEMBER 1926.
HMS CENTURION 18TH NOVEMBER 1911 USED AS A TARGET SHIP 1927, THEN SCUTTLED 9TH JUNE 1944.
HMS AJAX 21ST MARCH 1912 SOLD FOR SCRAP 9TH NOVEMBER 1926.
 

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