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HMS Princess Royal, battle cruiser of the Lion Class. HMS Princess Royal took part in the three major naval actions of World War One, Heligoland Bight, battle of Dogger Bank and Jutland. Built by Vickers and launched in 1911.

 

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 Princess Royal, with HMS Lion in the Forth.

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HMS Princess Royal, 1912.

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HMS Princess Royal with HMS Furious.

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HMS Princess Royal  photographed 1912

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HMS Princess Royal.

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HMS Princess Royal.  Sent in by Colin White

HMS Princess Royal.  

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HMS Princess Royal.

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HMS Princess Royal.

 
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)
1st 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, 10thj, 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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FREDERICK CHARLES ANDREWS..  My great uncle was a gunner on the Princess Royal.  He was one of the 22 killed in action on 31st May 1916 at Jutland.  My aunt kept his last letter home to his sister, my grandmother, sent a month before he died.  He spoke of his brother serving elsewhere and said he would visit my grandmother on leave 'soon'.  Sadly he never made it.  Unfortunately I have no photograph of him.  Contact Here 

JOHN WHITE.   My grandfather served on HMS Princess Royal from 12th November 1912 to 15th may 1919. he was at first an acting Leading Stoker and then a leading stoker. if anybody can give me any tips on how to go about researching him or may have some useful information. I would be glad to hear form them.  please contact me Bill White at  bill.white40@ntlworld.co.uk 

CHARLES WILLIAM JOYCE.. My father served on H.M.S. Princess Royal  from 13.11.1912. until 30.1.1917. Does anyone have any photographs of the crew at this time.  His name was Charles William Joyce and he was an Ableseaman and later a Leading seaman.   Rita Wordley    contact here   

JAMES MEE...  My elderly uncle has told me that my granfather JAMES Mee was n the Princess Royal In the Battle of Jutland and was badly injured, he worked in the boiler room, as a stoker I think. I don't know just what his injuries were but he was brought to a hospital in Southend on sea, the temp converted Palace Hotel on the seafront to get better. He came from Londons East End, and after the war moved his whole family to Southend. If nayone knows anymore I would love to know

CECIL J SMART.. I am looking for information on the crew members.   My grandfather, Cecil J Smart, was on the HMS Princess Royal during the first world war. I have a post card he sent to my grandmother with a picture of the HMS Princess Royal. Any help would be appreciated. James T Watchman
jwatchman@sasktel.net