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Naval histories of the Royal Navy battleships HMS Invincible. Battleship website dedicated to the history of HMS Invincible from its launch to its participation in major wars.  Also a notice board for families of ex-crew of HMS Invincible.

HMS Invincible was attached to the 1st Cruiser Squadron, Home Fleet at the end of 1908. At the Falkland Islands on 8th December 1914 HMS Invincible and HMS Inflexible destroyed Admiral von Spee's Cruiser Squadron, including Scharnhorst and Gneisenau. HMS Indomitable assisted HMS Lion after the battle of Dogger Bank in 1915. HMS Inflexible took part in the Dardanelles operations in 1915 but was mined and badly damaged needing 3 months of repairs. All three ships were present at the Battle of Jutland, HMS Invincible blew up and sank after a hit from Lutzow with the loss of 1,026 crew. The two surviving ships were eventually scrapped on 1st December 1921.

HMS INVINCIBLE 13TH APRIL 1907 SUNK 31ST MAY 1916.
 

HMS Invincible - Name History

The eighth ?INVINCIBLE? is a 24-gun turbine battle cruiser, launched at Elswick Yard in 1907.  She is of 17,250 tons, 41,000 horse-power, and 26 knots speed.  Her length, beam, and draught were 530ft., 78ft., and 26ft.   She was the first British warship to be fitted with an entirely electrical installation for working her 12-inch turret guns.  The apparatus was not successful and was removed in 1914.

HMS Invincible was attached to the 1st Cruiser Squadron, Home Fleet at the end of 1908. At the Falkland Islands on 8th December 1914 HMS Invincible and HMS Inflexible destroyed Admiral von Spee's Cruiser Squadron, including Scharnhorst and Gneisenau. HMS Indomitable assisted HMS Lion after the battle of Dogger Bank in 1915. HMS Inflexible took part in the Dardanelles operations in 1915 but was mined and badly damaged needing 3 months of repairs. All three ships were present at the Battle of Jutland, HMS Invincible blew up and sank after a hit from Lutzow with the loss of 1,026 crew. The two surviving ships were eventually scrapped on 1st December 1921.

Pictured on the left are HMS Invincible's forward guns.

 

Displacement: 28,500 without bulges, 30,100   Speed: 21.0 knots   Compliment: 780-800

Armament: Eight 12-inch guns in pairs and sixteen 4 -inch guns.  One 3 inch anti aircraft gun in 1915 and from 1916 two 4 inch Anti Aircraft Guns.

HMS Invincible, 1912.

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HMS Invincible, 1912.

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HMS Invincible, December 1914.

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HMS Invincible, photograph published 1915.

 
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HMS Invincible - The Dawn of Jutland by Anthony Saunders.


HMS Invincible - The Dawn of Jutland by Anthony Saunders.

The Battle of Jutland took place on 31st May 1916. It was the largest clash of battleships in history, over 250 ships from the Grand Fleet and the German High Sea Fleet took part. But both fleets struggled to gain supremacy in difficult conditions. The battle started well for HMS Invincible, together with Inflexible and Indomitable she formed part of the 3rd Battlecruiser Squadron under Admiral Hood. She scored eight direct hits on Lutzow which caused the German ship to withdraw from the battle and eventually sink. HMS Invincibles luck finally ran out when she was hit on the midships Q turret, the eventual explosion causing the ship to sink in two halves. Here Invincible is seen prior to the battle from HMS Nestor, one of the destroyer escorts of the 13th Flotilla.
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The Gneisenaus desperate fight with the British battle cruisers Invincible and Inflexible.


The Gneisenaus desperate fight with the British battle cruisers Invincible and Inflexible.

When the Scharnhorst had been disposed of, there still remained the Gneisenau to contend with. Though her condition was almost as terrible as that of her sister ship, she continued a determined but ineffectual effort to fight the two battle cruisers Invincible and Inflexible. At half past five, when barely able to move, she headed towards the flagship, and it was thought that her guns had all been silenced. Admiral Sturdee at once gave the order for his ships to cease-fire. Before the order could be signalled, however, the Gneisenau opened fire again, and continued firing at intervals from the only gun remaining intact. But at six oclock she turned over, and in less than a minute sank to the bottom of the sea.
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Invincible and Inflexible Steaming Out of Port Stanley by W L Wyllie.


Invincible and Inflexible Steaming Out of Port Stanley by W L Wyllie.

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Invincible and Inflexible in Chase of Von Spees Squadron by W L Wyllie.


Invincible and Inflexible in Chase of Von Spees Squadron by W L Wyllie.

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