HMS Queen 1901

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HMS Queen was built at Devonport Dockyard and laid down on the 12th march 1901,launched on the 8th march 1902 and finally completed 1904. 

HMS Queen (along with HMS Prince of Wales) from the rest of the London Class by having amidships open 12 pounder gun batteries. HMS Queen served with the Mediterranean Fleet until 1907 and was transferred to the Atlantic Fleet 1908. Joined the 3rd battle squadron in May 1912, then transferred to the 5th battle squadron. During the outbreak of world war one, she was engaged on Channel patrols and like HMS London was transferred to the Dardanelle's in 1915. On 25th April she supported the Anzac landings, she was then transferred to the Adriatic and at Taranto became a base ship until 1918. Before returning to Britain her  four twelve inch Guns were removed and transferred to the Italian Navy. She was finally broken up 4th September 1920.

Displacement: 14,150 tons load and   deep load 15,400 tons  Speed: 18 knots    Compliment: 714   Armament: Four 12 -inch Guns in Pairs, twelve 6 -inch Q/F single guns,   Sixteen 12 pounder single guns (Q/F)  Six 3 pounder QF and four 18 - inch submerged Torpedo Tubes.

HMS Queen, 1904.

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HMS Queen

This is a good picture of HMS Queen (1904).  The thinner fwd funnel gives her away.  She is very similar to HMS King Edward of 1905, but as you can see, the funnels on Edward are the same width.   - Carl Proctor's message identifying this ship from our Unidentified ships page

HMS Queen.

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HMS Queen

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HMS Queen.

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HMS Queen.

HMS Queen.

Postcard used 1912.

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Crew of HMS Queen.

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The remains of HMS Queen at the breakers yard, 1926.

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Remains of HMS Queen at the breakers yard, 1926.

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HMS Queen served with the Mediterranean Fleet until 1907 and was transferred to the Atlantic Fleet 1908. Joined the 3rd battle squadron in May 1912, then transferred to the 5th battle squadron. During the outbreak of world war one, she was engaged on Channel patrols and like HMS London was transferred to the Dardanelles in 1915. On 25th April she supported the Anzac landings, she was then transferred to the Adriatic and at Taranto became a base ship until 1918. Transferred to the Italian Navy after the war for a short time until broken up 4th September 1920.