HMS Benbow

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HMS Benbow was completed in 1914, built by Beardmore (launched 12th November 1913). On the 10th of December she joined the Grand Fleet serving with the 4th Battle squadron. She was the flagship to Admiral Douglas Gamble until he was replaced in February 1915 by Sir Doveton Sturdee. During  the Battle of Jutland. she suffered no damage. After the war she served from 1919 in the Mediterranean  providing Gun fire support to the white Russians in the Black Sea until 1920. She remained in the Mediterranean until 1926 joining the Atlantic fleet for the next three years until 1929 when she was paid off and scrapped in March 1931.

Compliment 589. Armament 6 13.5 inch Guns (3 x 2 ) and 12 6-inch Guns . Machinery 4-shaft Turbines, S.H.P 31,000 giving a top speed of 21.25 knots this was reduced to 18 knots with mutilated boiler power. . Displacement 21,250 tons.

HMS Benbow, c.1926.

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HMS Benbow, August 1927.

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HMS Benbow, 1916.

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HMS Benbow c.1926.

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HMS Benbow

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HMS Benbow on her mid-summer cruise 

HMS Benbow

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HMS Benbow c.1928.

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HMS Benbow, July 1928

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HMS Benbow

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Crew members of HMS Benbow, H Turret, Christmas 1923.

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Crew of HMS Benbow, 1914.

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HMS Benbow at Constantinople.

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