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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.

HMS Hibernia

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HMS Hibernia, Portland, Dorset.

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HMS Hibernia c.1910.  Sent in by David Lockhart

HMS Hibernia leading the Channel Fleet c.1908

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HMS Hibernia.

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HMS Hibernia.

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HMS Hibernia 1913

HMS Hibernia

Hoisting a sea-plane on board HMS Hibernia preparatory to a flight.

HMS Hibernia.  Sister Ships

HMS AFRICA 20TH MAY 1905 SOLD FOR B/U 30TH JUNE 1920
HMS BRITANNIA 10TH DECEMBER 1904 TORPEDOED 9TH NOVEMBER 1918
HMS COMMONWEALTH 13TH MAY 1903 SOLD FOR B/U 18TH NOVEMBER 1921
HMS DOMINION 25TH AUGUST 1903 SOLD FOR B/U 9TH MAY 1921
HMS HINDUSTAN 19TH DECEMBER 1903 SOLD FOR B/U 9TH MAY 1921
HMS KING EDWARD VII 23RD JULY 1903 MINED 6TH JANUARY 1916
HMS NEW ZEALAND 4TH FEBRUARY 1904 RENAMED ZEALANDIA 1911, SOLD FOR B/U 8TH NOVEMBER 1921
 

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JOHN PEAREY...  Do you have any information on private john pearey aged 22? he may have served on the hms hibernia. he was born in middlesbrough, yorkshire. there were a lot of maltese crew aboard too. I would be grateful for any info you have on him as he may be a distant relative. My email is hpearey@yahoo.co.uk  

 

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