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HMS Africa.   Royal Naval battleship of the King Edward VII Class.  Launched 20th May 1905. Joined the Atlantic Fleet after completion in November 1906. February 1907, transferred to the general fleet, April 1909 joined 2nd division of Home Fleet. In August 1911, HMS Africa became the flag ship to the 3rd and 4th divisions of the Home Fleet and was brought back to full commission with the 3rd Battle Squadron in May 1912. In August 1914 the 3rd battle squadron joined the grand fleet (the 3rd battle squadron became known as the Wobbly Eight) in May 1916, left Scapa Flow to go to the Nore. In 1917,  she was refitted which included replacing a six inch main deck battery with four 6 inch a deck higher. Joined 9th cruiser squadron until November 1918 and became an accommodation ship in April 1919. Sold for scrapping 30th June 1920.

Armament: Four 4inch guns in pairs, four 9.2 inch guns in singles, ten 6 inch guns in pairs, fourteen 12 pdr guns, fourteen 3 pdr guns, two maxims and five torpedo tubes.    Displacement: 16,350 tons.    Speed: 18 knots.   Complement: 777.

HMS Africa, 1906.

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HMS Africa, 1915.

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HMS Africa. 

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HMS Africa

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HMS Africa

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HMS Africa, 1906.

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Secondary armament of HMS Africa.

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Crossing the Line Ceremony on HMS Africa.

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A crew member of HMS Africa

HMS Africa firing guns.