HMS Barham

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

HMS BARHAM was build at John Brown shipbuilders, Clydebank and launched 31st December 1914, Took part at the Battle of Jutland. was hit six times and was under repair for 5 weeks. Between the wars. she served in the Mediterranean from 1935 but was attached to the Home Fleet in the autumn of 1939. on the 28th December 1939 she was torpedoed by U-30 and was under repair till April 1940. She took part in the Bombardment of the French fleet at Mers-el-Kebir in July 1940 and the Battle of Cape Matapan in march 1941, also at the Bombardment of Bardia and Tripoli. She was damaged by a 500KG bomb off Crete on the 27th May 1941, and repaired at Alexandria by the end of July 1941. HMS Barham was torpedoed and sunk by U-331 off Soloum on the 25th November 1941. only 396 of her crew were saved from a compliment of 1,258.

Compliment 1,124 to 1,258. 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.

HMS Barham, July 1935.

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HMS Barham, with HMS Rodney and HMS Nelson, July 1935.

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HMS Barham with HMS Rodney and others, July 1935.

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HMS Barham.

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HMS Barham, July 1935.

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HMS Barham, June 1938.

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HMS Barham in floating dock, September 1932.

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HMS Barham, 1917.

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HMS Barham.

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HMS Barham, 1917.

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A ceremony on board HMS Barham showing the cups won by the crew

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HMS Barham.

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HMS Barham 1914 -1941  Trunked funnel after refit 

Pictured circa 1930 Sunk 25th Nov 1941

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HMS Barham

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HMS Barham

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Racing Cutters of HMS Barham.

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HMS Barham.

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HMS Barham.

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HMS Barham.

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HMS Barham.

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