HMS Triumph

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HMS Triumph.  Royal naval battleship of the Swiftsure Class, HMS Triumph launched 15th January 1903. Was with the Channel Fleet until being transferred in March 1909 to the Mediterranean. In May 1912, she joined the 3rd Fleet at the Nore. In April 1913, HMS Triumph relieved HMS Tamare at Hong Kong. At the outbreak of World War One, HMS Triumph was re-commissioned using crews from various gunboats, took part in operations against Tsing Tao supported by Japanese ships. Transferred to the Mediterranean between January and February 1915 and took part in the bombardment of the Dardanelles' forts. While bombarding Gaba Tepe, she was torpedoed by the German u-boat U-21 and within half and hour she had capsized and sunk with the loss of 73 men.

Armament: four 10 inch guns in pairs, fourteen 7.5 inch guns in singles, fourteen 14 pdr guns, two 2 pdr guns, four maxims and two torpedo tubes.  Displacement: 11,800.  Complement: 700.   Speed: 20 knots.

HMS TRIUMPH 15TH JANUARY 1903 TORPEDOED 18TH MAY 1915

HMS Triumph, 1904.

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HMS Triumph

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Serving out the Grog onboard HMS Triumph

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A crew member of HMS Triumph

" I have just recovered 18 postcard size pics that I mislaid 18 years ago. One, I believe a relation named Spence or Bromley, A crew member of HMS Triumph ( cap insignia )  Today is my first attempt to identify him.  I have named him smiler for now.

HMS Triumph.

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HMS Triumph in  heavy sea with another battleship, 1909.

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HMS Triumph.

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Postcard picture of HMS Triumph

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