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HMS Prince George Majestic Class battleship of the Royal Navy in historical photographs. HMS Prince George served with the Channel Squadron until 1906 after which she transferred to the Home Fleet as Flagship until 1909. She collided with HMS Shannon in December 1909 and was later refitted and in June 1912 became part of the 7th Battle Squadron. She became flagship to the 7th Battle Squadron stationed in the Channel in 1914 and later served at the Dardanelles taking damage from Turkish gunfire. Prince George had a lucky escape when a torpedo which failed to explode struck her off Cape Helles. She was briefly renamed Victorious II in 1918 until February 1919 and foundered in 1921.

Armament: four 12 inch guns, twelve 6 inch guns, sixteen 12 pdr guns, twelve 3 pdr guns, 2 maxims, two 2pdr boat guns and five torpedo tubes.   Displacement: 14,900 tons.   Speed: 16.5 knots.   Complement: 757.

HMS PRINCE GEORGE 22ND AUGUST 1895 SOLD FOR B/U 21ST SEPTEMBER 1921

HMS Prince George, 1910.

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HMS Prince George, 1896.

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HMS Prince George, 1896.

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HMS Prince George

HMS Prince George.

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HMS Prince George - Winners Marine Cutters Race, Channel Fleet, 1903.

Back row, left to right: Private Hughes, Gr Styles, Gr Bairne, Gr Heald, Gr Roberts, Gr Carter.  Middle row, left to right: Sgt Roberts, Bom Wheeler, Gr Cuthbert, Capt Geddes, Private Sizer, Gr Wooten, Gr Butler, Sgt Allen.  Front row, left to right: Private Parsons, Private Whatley.

Thanks to Michael Carter, whose grandfather is at the top right of the photograph.

A group of officers and men of HMS Prince George after coaling the ship in 1902.

The Captain and officers of HMS Prince George of the Channel Squadron circa 1900.

Officers of HMS Prince George

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The Captain, Commander and First Lieutenant, c.1898

The Officers of HMS Prince George c.1898

The Ship's Company 1898

On the Quarterdeck of the Prince George c.1898

The Stokers on HMS Prince George c.1898

 

Polishing the Search-Light on HMS Prince George c.1898

Sailors Relaxing in the Dinner-Hour on HMS Prince George, 1898

The Thick end of the Big Guns of HMS Prince George, c.1898

HMS Prince George, aground.

Photo shows HMS Prince George shortly after running aground off Camperdown, Holland, during a storm, while on tow to the breakers in Germany, 28th December 1921.  She was stripped of anything worthwhile and left as a breakwater, remaining to this day, as shown in the modern photos below.

Contributed by Edgar van Engeland.

HMS Prince George, aground.

Photo shows HMS Prince George shortly after running aground off Camperdown, Holland, during a storm, while on tow to the breakers in Germany, 28th December 1921.  She was stripped of anything worthwhile and left as a breakwater, remaining to this day, as shown in the modern photos below.

Contributed by Edgar van Engeland.

Four photos sent in by Marco Van Tol from Schagen, Holland, shows the final resting place of the remains of HMS Prince George

 

 

The Prince George at Spithead: The Naval Requiem of Queen Victoria by Charles Dixon.


The Prince George at Spithead: The Naval Requiem of Queen Victoria by Charles Dixon.

Published in 1901 by George Newnes Ltd, this is an original book plate from a large format naval book. These may have some text from the book on the rear of the book plate, but this does not detract from the framed image. Only a few of these original book plates are still available today, more than a century after they were first published.
Item Code : ACD0045The Prince George at Spithead: The Naval Requiem of Queen Victoria by Charles Dixon. - Editions Available
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