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Battleship histories. Royal naval battleship HMS Colossus. Battleship website dedicated to the history of HMS Colossus from its launch to its participation in major wars. Also notice board for Naval Historians and Enthusiasts and Descendants of crew of HMS Colossus

HMS Colossus was Built by Scotts of Greenock and launched on the 9th of April 1910 and commissioned into the Royal Navy on the 8th August 1911. HMS Colossus joined the 2nd Division of the Home Fleet and the 2nd Battle Squadron between May and December 1912 and in August 1914 she became Flagship to the 1st battle squadron. She fought at the Battle of Jutland under the command of Admiral Jellicoe being the only ship under his command to be damaged by two hits, with five crew casualties. After The Great War,  HMS Colossus became a cadet training ship in September 1921 and eventually sold for scrapping  in August 1928.

Displacement 20,350 tons    Speed 21.5 knots   Compliment 750 and up to 800 during wartime

Armament.  Ten 12-inch guns in pairs. and sixteen  4 -inch guns  Two 3 inch Anti Aircraft Guns.

HMS Colossus, 1911.

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HMS Colossus, 1911.

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HMS Colossus, with King George V, 1920.

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HMS Colossus

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HMS Colossus photographed 1914 - 1915

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Some of the crew from HMS Colossus c.1912.

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HMS Colossus firing a broadside.

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HMS Colossus c.1915

HMS Colossus.

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HMS Colossus.

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HMS Colossus, 1911.

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HMS Colossus "Theatrical Party", Grand Fleet 1914 - 1918.

Contributed to the site courtesy of Tina and Paul Humphreys.

Onboard HMS Colossus. Coaling the warship by night

A grimy group of Jack Tars after creating a record - 880 tons in 2hrs 20mins. onboard HMS Colossus

 

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