HMS Britannia

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HMS Britannia

HMS Britannia Royal Naval battleship of the King Edward VII, Class.  First saw service with the Atlantic fleet in December 1906. moving to the Channel Fleet in February 1907, joining the 2nd Division of the home Fleet as Flagship of Vice admiral in April 1909. while serving with the 2nd division she joined the Mediterranean fleet for a short period of time before returning.  At the start of world war one, Britannia joined the 3rd battle Squadron of the Grand Fleet. But In January 1915 Britannia ran aground at Inchkeith suffering major damage,  On the 9th November 1918 she was torpedoed by UB50 off cape Trafalgar. crippled she remained afloat for three and half hours. (see photos) before sinking. she did sustain a number of casualties due to toxic Fumes.Armament: 

Four 4 inch 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.

Young sailors receiving instructions in seamanship on HMS Britannia.

HMS Britannia before she was sunk in 1918. 

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HMS Britannia.

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HMS Britannia.

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HMS Britannia.

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HMS Britannia.

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HMS Britannia.

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HMS Britannia.

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The Ward Room of HMS Britannia.

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HMS Britannia, 1906.

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HMS Britannia sinking after being torpedoed by UB50 off Cape Trafalgar, 9th November 1918.  She stayed afloat for three and a half hours before sinking but suffered many casualties due to toxic smoke.

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HMS Britannia sinking, 9th November 1918.

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HMS Britannia sinking, 9th November 1918.

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HMS Britannia sinking, 9th November 1918.

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