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HMS Hibernia.   Royal Naval battleship of the King Edward VII Class. Built at Devonport Dock Yard, built under the 1903 naval programme. and laid down on the 6th January 1904,  Launched 17th June 1905.and completed January 1907. Commissioned into the Atlantic Fleet, but transferred in February 1907 to the Channel fleet as Flagship of rear admiral.  In January 1909 became Flagship , Vice Admiral, and in march 1909 became flagship to rear Admiral 2nd division of the Home Fleet. In January 1912 went to the Nore with reduced crew. in may 1912  HMS Hibernia was fitted with a  temporary runway over the forecastle. and the first seaplane flight form a British ship flown by Commander Sampson was achieved on the 4 may 1912. At the outbreak of World war One HMS Hibernia joined the Grand fleet and In November 1915 ,went tot he Dardanelle's as Flagship of Admiral Freemantle and acted as reserve battleship at Kephalo.  In 1917 all 6 inch guns were removed and replaced with four  6 inch guns on the higher shelter deck. After the war in 1919 HMS Hibernia became accommodation ship at Nore until 1921 when she was scrapped. (8th November 1921) 

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.

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HMS Hibernia leading the Channel Fleet.

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HMS Hibernia hoisting a sea-plane on board HMS Hibernia preparatory to a flight.

 

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