HMS Exmouth

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HMS Exmouth.   Royal Naval battleship of the Duncan Class.  HMS Exmouth became flagship of the Channel Fleet in 1906 before being recommissioned as flagship in the Atlantic Fleet. She was also flagship for the Mediterranean Fleet in November 1908 and in July 1912 became the flagship of the Vice-Admiral while serving with the 4th Battle Squadron in the Home Fleet. As with HMS Duncan she became a gunnery tender at Devonport in July 1913 before joining the 6th Battle Squadron in the Home Fleet on the outbreak of world war one. Later on she served in the 3rd Battle Squadron on patrol. HMS Exmouth then went to Portland in November 1914 to reform the Channel Fleet along with the Lord Nelson Class and Formidable Class ships. She joined in the bombardment of Zeebrugge on 21st November and again in May 1915. She was then fitted with special nets and sent to the Dardanelles becoming flagship to Admiral Nicholson at Kephalo and remained just off the beaches even after the torpedoing of HMS Goliath, HMS Majestic and HMS Triumph. Returning home in 1917 she was paid off and went into reserve.

Armament: Four 12 inch guns in turrets, twelve 6 inch guns, twelve 3 inch guns, six 3 pdr guns, two maxims and four torpedo tubes.    Displacement: 14,000 tons.    Speed: 19 knots.   Complement: 750.   Length: 405 ft.   Breadth: 75.5 ft.   Depth: 27.25 ft.

Crew members of HMS Exmouth.

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HMS Exmouth

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HMS Exmouth

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HMS Exmouth

HMS Exmouth.

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HMS Exmouth.

HMS Exmouth.

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HMS Exmouth, 1903.

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HMS Exmouth, 1903.

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