HMS Iron Duke

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HMS IRON DUKE

HMS Iron Duke was built at Cammell Laird in Portsmouth and Launched on the 12th October 1912. 

After 1931 she became a Gunnery Training Ship and Base Ship for the Home Fleet between 1939 and 1945. She was scrapped at Faslane in Scotland 19th August 1946.

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 Iron Duke - Name History

The second ?IRON DUKE? is a 24-gun turbine battleship lain down and launched at Portsmouth in 1912.  She is of 25,000 tons, 29,000 horse-power, and 22 knots speed.  Her length, beam, and draught were 574ft., 90ft., and 28ft.

HMS Iron Duke was built at Cammell Laird in Portsmouth and Launched on the 12th October 1912. 

After 1931 she became a Gunnery Training Ship and Base Ship for the Home Fleet between 1939 and 1945. She was scrapped at Faslane in Scotland 19th August 1946.

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 Iron Duke, 1914.

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HMS Iron Duke with HMS Emperor of India and HMS Benbow.

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HMS Iron Duke, c.1935.

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HMS Iron Duke, c.1935.

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HMS Iron Duke, c,1935.

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HMS Iron Duke, c.1935.

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HMS Iron Duke, c.1935.

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HMS Iron Duke, July 1935.

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HMS Iron Duke, May 1937.

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HMS Iron Duke when she was flagship.

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Admiral Sir John Jellicoe on the forward bridge of his Flagship HMS Iron Duke in 1915.

HMS Iron Duke's forward guns.

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A view of the guns of HMS Iron Duke. 

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A photograph of one of the Iron Duke Class battleships in 1912.

A view from above of HMS Iron Duke.

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Officers of HMS Iron Duke  Christmas 1923 at Malta

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Crew of HMS Iron Duke Fire Salute at parade in Malta 1923.

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HMS Iron Duke. 

HMS Iron Duke

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HMS Iron Duke. 

HMS Iron Duke. 

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HMS Iron Duke. 

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HMS Iron Duke

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HMS Iron Duke

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HMS Iron Duke

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HMS Iron Duke.

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George Miles Rowland - HMS Iron Duke.

Born 20th May 1892 at Haywards Heath, Sussex.  Served during World War One.

Contributed by Jennifer Myers, whose great uncle this is.

HMS Iron Duke.

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HMS Iron Duke.  Pictured on this image are Nelson and Jellicoe.

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HMS Iron Duke.

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HMS Iron Duke.

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Crew of HMS Iron Duke, Malta, 1922.

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The two photos below were sent in by S F Stanley, and show his grandfather, Alexander Hutchison in naval uniform.  In the photo on the left, he is on the left of the front row, and in the photo on the right, he is the right of the two.  In the larger group photo, the cap band is HMS Iron Duke, but in the other photo, the cap band is of P11.

Alexander Hutchison (bottom left) with other crew members of HMS Iron Duke 

Alexander Hutchison (right) with crew mate of P.11