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Battle cruiser histories. Royal naval battle cruiser HMS Lion. Battleship website dedicated to the history of HMS Lion from her launch to her encounters during the Battle of Jutland also notice board for naval enthusiasts, historians and families of the crew members of HMS Lion.

Displacement: 26,820   Speed: 27.0  knots   Compliment: 1,000 (1915 1,100)

Armament: Eight 13.5-inch guns in pairs and sixteen 4 -inch guns.  1913 - one 47mm (mod), 1915/16 two 3 inch anti aircraft gun and from 1917 two 4 inch Anti Aircraft Guns.

HMS Lion, 1911.

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HMS Lion, c.1912.

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HMS Lion, c.1912.

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HMS Lion, c.1918.

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HMS Lion, 1919.

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HMS Lion 

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HMS Lion.  Pictured are HM King George V (left) and Vice Admiral Beatty (right).

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HMS Lion pictured 1912

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HMS Lion  Photographed 1920  

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HMS Lion 1915

HMS Lion.

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HMS Lion.

(Possibly one end of Forth Bridge in the background?)

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HMS Lion.

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HMS Lion.

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HMS Lion.

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Engine Room Artificers of HMS Lion, Gig winning crew, 1st Battle Cruiser Fleet Regatta, July 1918.

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The football team of HMS Lion c.1910.

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Battle of Jutland 31st may 1916.

Naval Battle which took place on the west coast of Jutland, Both the Germans and the British claimed victory. The Germans because they sank more ships. The British because the German High seas fleet would never again venture from there ports for the rest of the war.  The German main fleet consisted of 16 Dreadnaught Battleships and 6 pre \dreadnaught battleships, 11 Light Cruisers and 72 destroyers. The British Fleet consisted of Admiral Jellicoe's fleet of 28 Dreadnaught battleships and 3 battle cruisers and Admiral Beatty's force of 6 battle cruisers and 4 fast battleships.

The Germans had planned to sail from the Baltic to the north sea with the plan to engage the British Battle Cruisers in Norwegian waters. But due to German radio messages being intercepted by the British the British Grand fleet were alerted.

British Battleships and Cruisers at The Battle of Jutland

1st Battle Squadron.  HMS Iron Duke (Flagship), HMS Agincourt, HMS Colossus, HMS Hercules, HMS Marlborough, HMS Neptune, HMS Revenge, HMS St. Vincent.
2nd Battle Squadron. HMS King George V, HMS Ajax, HMS Centurion, HMS Conqueror, HMS Erin, HMS Monarch, HMS Orion, HMS Thunderer.
4th Battle Squadron, HMS Royal Oak, HMS Bellerophon, HMS Benbow, HMS Canada, HMS Superb, HMS Temeraire, HMS Vanguard
5th battle Squadron,  HMS Valiant, HMS Barham, HMS Malaya, HMS Warspite
1st Battle-Cruiser Squadron,  HMS Lion (Flagship,  HMS Princess Royal, HMS Queen Mary (Sunk)   HMS Tiger
2nd battle-Cruiser Squadron.  HMS Indefatigable (Sunk)   HMS New Zealand, 
3rd battle-Cruiser Squadron,  HMS Indomidable,  HMS Inflexible,  HMS Invincible (Sunk)
1sr Cruiser Squadron,  HMS Black Prince (Sunk),  HMS defence (Sunk)  HMS Duke of Edinburgh,  HMS Warrior (Sunk)
2nd Cruiser Squadron,  HMS Cochrane,  HMS Hampshire, HMS Minotaur,  HMS Shannon,
Light Cruisers.  Active, Bellona, Birmingham, Birkenhead, Boadicea, Calliope,  Canturbury, Caroline, Castor, Champion, Chester, Comus, Constance, Cordelia, Dublin, Falmouth, Fearless, Galatea, Gloucester, Inconstant, Nottingham, Phaeton, Royalist, Southampton, Yarmouth

7 destroyers were lost from the Flotillas, of 1st, 4th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th , and 13th Flotillas.

 

GERMAN FLEET

1st battle Squadron. Friedrich der Grosse (Flagship) Heligoland, Nassau, Oldenburg, Ostfriesland, Posen, Rheinland, Thuringen, Westfalen.
2nd Battle Squadron,  Deutschland, Hannover, Hessen Pommern (sunk), Schlesen, Schleswig-Holstein
3rd Battle Squadron, Konig, Grosser Kurfurst, Kaiser, Kaiserin, Kronprince William, Markgraf, Prinzregent Luitpold
Battle-Cruiser Squadron.  Derflinger,  Lutzow (sunk) Moltke, Seydlitz, Von der Tan.
Light Cruisers,  Elbing (Sunk)  Frankfurt, Frauenlob (sunk), Hamburg, Muenchen, Pillau, Regensburg, Rostock (sunk) Stettin, Stuttgart, Wiesbaden (Sunk)

2 Destroyers were lost from the 1st,2,d,3rd,5th,6th,7th and 9th Flotillas

 

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HENRY (HARRY) BAYLISS..  My grandfather served on this ship under Admiral Beatty.  If anyone has any useful information, please let me know.  He was born in the Upton on Severn area, Worcestershire and lived in Wednesbury from 1920.  He was in the Naval Reserves after he left the ship.  Contact Here 

ALBERT CHURCHILL.. I believe my Great Uncle was a chief Yeoman of Signals on board HMS Lion during the Battle of Jutland. I would be grateful for any help with details to confirm this. Contact Michael Doe at MchlDoe@aol.com