HMS Malaya

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Battleship histories. Royal naval battleship HMS Malaya. Battleship website dedicated to the history of HMS Malaya from launch to participation in major wars also notice board for families of ex-crew of HMS Malaya.

HMS Malaya was built by Armstrong Ship Builders, and launched 18th March 1915. She took part in the Battle of Jutland. and sustained eight hits, and took eight weeks for repairs. During World War Two, she was in the Mediterranean during 1940 and took part in operations against the Italian Fleet. She was also involved in Convoy escort duties of the west African Coast. During these operation she was torpedoed by U-106 on the 20th March 1941. and her repairs were carried out in the USA. from July 1941 to the summer of 1943, she was involved again in Convoy protection on the UK to Malta and Cape Town. to UK, routes. She was scrapped at Faslane in Scotland on the 12th April 1948. and interesting note. the ships bell can be seen in the East India Club, London.

Compliment 1,124 to 1300 approx. Armament 8 15-inch Guns and 12 6-inch guns and 8 4-inch A.A Guns 16 2-pdr AA Guns and 1 aircraft. Speed 24 knots, Displacement 31,100 tons.

The following has kindly been sent in by Royal Marine Alyn Lloyd.

Following a final engagement shelling Cecembre (I am aware spelling is incorrect), the ship sailed to Scotland and anchored broadside at the end of the loch. A detachment of Royal Marines stayed in pairs in buildings which overlooked the loch, all other crew were returned to Division by train. At a precise time we had the duty of herding the inhabitants to a station of our choice from which the loch could not be overlooked. In this respect the Scots were understanding, co-operative and kind. At this time the Wellingtons flew into the loch and dropped bouncing bombs (dead weight, no explosives). These, or at least some of them went through the ship, in at one side and out the other. Even after the first of several days of these exercises we returned to a wreck. We eventually departed a hulk and returned to Portsmouth by train.

HMS Malaya, 1932.

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HMS Malaya with HMS Warwick, 1932.

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HMS Malaya, July 1934.

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HMS Malaya, July 1934.

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HMS Malaya, July 1934.

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HMS Malaya.

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HMS Malaya, with HMS Warspite and HMS Nelson, March 1938.

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HMS Malaya, May 1947.

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HMS Malaya.

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HMS Malaya, July 1934.

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HMS Malaya with the Greyhound class destroyer HMS Garland (2nd from Malaya) in the 1930's.

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HMS Malaya with others, 1917.

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HMS Malaya

HMS Malaya being bombed while on convoy duty from UK to Med in 1942 - 82 near misses. Photograph kindly sent in by John Hende.

Photograph of George Herbert (Bertie) Lindsell pictured in Malta, 1938 sent in by Debbie Dey.

HMS Malaya pictured c.1930s with the merged funnel.

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Getting Torpedo Inboard HMS Malaya

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HMS Malaya.

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HMS Malaya

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HMS Malaya

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HMS Malaya.

HMS Malaya.

HMS Malaya.

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HMS Malaya, June 1937.

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HMS Malaya firing a salvo from main 15 inch guns.

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HMS Malay Firing

HMS Malaya 1919 - 1921

French Sloop Olse and HMS Turquoise alongside Malaya at Wilhelmshaven, Jan 1920

HMS Malaya.

The flags displayed on HMS Malaya at Wilhelmshaven, Jan 1920 with the Allied Commission on board.

HMS Malaya in dry dock

HMS Malaya.

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HMS Malaya

Point of a German 12inch shell which struck HMS Malaya in the Battle of Jutland, 31st May 1916.

Clifford Williamson

13/4/1920.  On the left, Clifford Williamson ?

The research Branch Atlantic Fleet, February 1920

HMS Malaya Band, c.1920

Some crew of HMS Malaya, 1918 - 1921

The book stall on HMS Malaya

10/4/1920...  Clifford Williamson in the middle?

Clifford Williamson and friend, 1918 - 1920

"Interesting Recreation" on HMS Malaya, 1919

Well Earned Peace News, 28th June, 1919

HMS Malaya firing 101 gun salute after peace terms are signed.

Mass cheers on HMS Malaya after firing salute, 1919.

The guns of HMS Malaya.

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