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Battleship histories. Royal naval battleship HMS Malaya. Battleship website dedicated to the history of HMS Malaya from launch to participation in major wars also notice board for families of ex-crew of HMS Malaya.

HMS Malaya was built by Armstrong Ship Builders, and launched 18th March 1915. She took part in the Battle of Jutland. and sustained eight hits, and took eight weeks for repairs. During World War Two, she was in the Mediterranean during 1940 and took part in operations against the Italian Fleet. She was also involved in Convoy escort duties of the west African Coast. During these operation she was torpedoed by U-106 on the 20th March 1941. and her repairs were carried out in the USA. from July 1941 to the summer of 1943, she was involved again in Convoy protection on the UK to Malta and Cape Town. to UK, routes. She was scrapped at Faslane in Scotland on the 12th April 1948. and interesting note. the ships bell can be seen in the East India Club, London.

Compliment 1,124 to 1300 approx. Armament 8 15-inch Guns and 12 6-inch guns and 8 4-inch A.A Guns 16 2-pdr AA Guns and 1 aircraft. Speed 24 knots, Displacement 31,100 tons.

The following has kindly been sent in by Royal Marine Alyn Lloyd.

Following a final engagement shelling Cecembre (I am aware spelling is incorrect), the ship sailed to Scotland and anchored broadside at the end of the loch. A detachment of Royal Marines stayed in pairs in buildings which overlooked the loch, all other crew were returned to Division by train. At a precise time we had the duty of herding the inhabitants to a station of our choice from which the loch could not be overlooked. In this respect the Scots were understanding, co-operative and kind. At this time the Wellingtons flew into the loch and dropped bouncing bombs (dead weight, no explosives). These, or at least some of them went through the ship, in at one side and out the other. Even after the first of several days of these exercises we returned to a wreck. We eventually departed a hulk and returned to Portsmouth by train.

HMS Malaya, 1932.

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HMS Malaya with HMS Warwick, 1932.

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HMS Malaya, July 1934.

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HMS Malaya, July 1934.

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HMS Malaya, July 1934.

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HMS Malaya.

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HMS Malaya, with HMS Warspite and HMS Nelson, March 1938.

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HMS Malaya, May 1947.

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HMS Malaya.

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HMS Malaya, July 1934.

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HMS Malaya with the Greyhound class destroyer HMS Garland (2nd from Malaya) in the 1930's.

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HMS Malaya with others, 1917.

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HMS Malaya

HMS Malaya being bombed while on convoy duty from UK to Med in 1942 - 82 near misses. Photograph kindly sent in by John Hende.

Photograph of George Herbert (Bertie) Lindsell pictured in Malta, 1938 sent in by Debbie Dey.

HMS Malaya pictured c.1930s with the merged funnel.

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Getting Torpedo Inboard HMS Malaya

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HMS Malaya.

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HMS Malaya

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HMS Malaya

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HMS Malaya.  Sent in by Dean Gould

HMS Malaya.  Sent in by William Scott

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HMS Malaya, June 1937.

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HMS Malaya firing a salvo from main 15" guns.

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HMS Malay Firing, 1919 - 1921

HMS Malaya 1919 - 1921

French Sloop Olse and HMS Turquoise alongside Malaya at Wilhelmshaven, Jan 1920

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The flags displayed on HMS Malaya at Wilhelmshaven, Jan 1920 with the Allied Commission on board.

HMS Malaya in dry dock

HMS Malaya.

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HMS Malaya

Point of a German 12inch shell which struck HMS Malaya in the Battle of Jutland, 31st May 1916.

Clifford Williamson

13/4/1920.  On the left, Clifford Williamson ?

The research Branch Atlantic Fleet, February 1920

HMS Malaya Band, c.1920

Some crew of HMS Malaya, 1918 - 1921

The book stall on HMS Malaya

10/4/1920...  Clifford Williamson in the middle?

Clifford Williamson and friend, 1918 - 1920

"Interesting Recreation" on HMS Malaya, 1919

Well Earned Peace News, 28th June, 1919

HMS Malaya firing 101 gun salute after peace terms are signed.

Mass cheers on HMS Malaya after firing salute, 1919.

The guns of HMS Malaya.

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Valiant and Malaya by W L Wyllie.


Valiant and Malaya by W L Wyllie.

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HMS Barham leads the 5th Battle Squadon at Jutland by Anthony Saunders.


HMS Barham leads the 5th Battle Squadon at Jutland by Anthony Saunders.

The greatest naval battle of the First World War took place on the 31st of May and the 1st of June 1916, near the Danish province of Jutland. It was the first and only sea battle between the British and German fleets, and certainly proved to be the clash of the Titans that the First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill, had long planned. Decisive victory was claimed by both sides, but, desperately fought though it was, the outcome was indecisive. The Royal Navy suffered higher losses in both men and ships, but the German fleet never ventured out of harbour to seek battle again. During the daylight fighting HMS Barham, under Rear Admiral Evan-Thomas, lead the 5th Battle Squadron (Valiant, Warspite and Malaya) and is seen here at 4.50pm exchanging with Hippers battle-cruisers to the south.
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HMS Malaya at Capetown by Ivan Berryman.


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HMS Malaya at Capetown, South Africa. by Ivan Berryman.


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The Queen Elizabeth class battleship HMS Malaya is pictured at Capetown in April 1942 en route to Durban from Gibraltar. A veteran of the First World War, Malaya took part in the Battle of Jutland, receiving eight hits, and going on to serve throughout World War Two, surviving a torpedo off Cape Verde in 1941. She is seen here about to recover her Fairey Swordfish floatplane beneath the dramatic outline of Table Mountain.
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In Full Flight by Keith Fearon.
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 The Minstrel, 1977, Shergar, 1981, Golden Fleece, 1982, .Teenoso, 1983, Reference Point, 1987, Nashwan, 1989.

Derby Winners by Peter Deighan.
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 England 1 Germany 0, Euro 2000.  On the 17th of June 2000 England once again faced their old nemesis Germany in a Group A qualifying match at Euro 2000.  England entered the game knowing that they had not defeated Germany in a competitive match since the famous World Cup victory in 1966.  Germany made four changes to the side that had drawn with Romania including the introduction of midfielder Sebastian Deisler, whilst England had been forced to replace Tony Adams and Steve McManaman with Martin Keown and Dennis Wise due to injury.  As expected the game started at a frenetic pace and Jancker made things difficult for England's central defenders early on with his height and strength.  England appeared to be lacking cohesion and allowed Germany to take control of the game.  Deisler brought the German crowd to their feet with a clever run down the right hand side and minutes later Hamaan had their first strike on goal which was hit directly at David Seaman.  England were looking for a flash of inspiration and it was very nearly delivered as Michael Owen managed to meet Phil Neville's cross with his head but only managed to direct the ball on to the post.  Paul Scholes in typical fashion drove a ferocious volley, which was tipped just over the bar, and suddenly it appeared that England were beginning to find some weaknesses in certain areas of the German side.  At the interval little separated the two sides however, England started the second half with a steely determination.  After just seven minutes David Beckham earned his side a free kick in a very dangerous position on the England right.  With good movement from the forwards in the German area Beckham swung a speculative cross into the six yard box.  Owen, beaten by the pace, failed to connect but man of the match Alan Shearer anticipated the kind bounce and without hesitation headed the ball back across Kahn and into the right hand side of the German goal.  The England captain had broken the deadlock and instilled in his side the belief that they could finally defeat their oldest rivals.  Germany threw everything they had at England but Keegan's team were equal to the task in every area of the pitch.  As the final whistle blew a huge roar erupted from the England supporters as Alan Shearer's goal had ended over thirty years of frustration and sealed his place in the history books as one of England's greatest ever strikers.

Perfect Finish by Peter Cornwell.
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