HMS Tiger

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Royal naval battlecruiser HMS Tiger. Battlecruiser HMS Tiger in historical naval art prints only on the battleship website dedicated to the history of HMS Tiger from its launch to its participation in major wars also notice board for families of ex-crew of HMS Tiger.

Picture left shows a view of HMS tiger's forward guns. 

HMS Tiger was the last battlecruiser to have mixed firing for her boilers. The ship could accommodate up to 3,800 tons of fuel oil in her double bottom. The proposed sister-ship HMS Leopard was cancelled. HMS Tiger was so badly damaged at the battle of Dogger Bank in January 1915 that she was reported sunk by German propaganda. She was badly damaged at the Battle of Jutland. after being hit ten times  but resumed duties with the Battle Cruiser Fleet after repairs. In company with HMS Hood, HMS Tiger was despatched to the Baltic to attack the Bolsheviks but was recalled while in Swedish waters. She was reduced to reserve in August 1921 and from February 1924 was used as a gunnery training ship. HMS Tiger came out of reserve between April 1926 and April 1931 and after another spell in reserve was scrapped in 1932. 

HMS Tiger shown in the Clyde shortly after completion.

Displacement: 28,430 tons or 35,710 tons deep load.  Speed 28 knots, Range 4650 nautical miles.  Compliment 1121.  Armament: eight 13.5 inch Guns in Pairs. Twelve 6 - inch guns  Two 3 -inch Guns four 47mm Guns and Four 21 inch Torpedo Tubes.

HMS Tiger, 1914.

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HMS Tiger, 1914.

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HMS Tiger, January 1915.

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HMS Tiger, c.1916.

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HMS Tiger, 1919.

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HMS Tiger, 1925.

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HMS Tiger, September 1928.

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HMS Tiger, September 1928.

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HMS Tiger.

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The superstructure of HMS Tiger, September 1928.

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HMS Tiger

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HMS Tiger

 

Officers and wives of HMS Tiger

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HMS TIGER

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HMS Tiger's Forward Guns.

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Photograph postcard of George Stubbs, crew member of HMS Tiger photographed early 1920s.

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HMS Tiger.

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Stoker photo, my grandfather, Stanley Phillip Bibbings (k24640), is seated on the bottom right. He joined the Tiger in March 1915. Sent in by Malcolm Bibbings.

Stanley received a Bounty from what appears to be the Battle of Jutland.

This photo shows him in his best uniform with his mate with 'TIGER' written on the hats. It was taken around 1916. My grandfather is the one standing up. Sent in by Malcolm Bibbings.

HMS Tiger crew 1916.  Would be interested if anyone can identify a relative. My grandfather Stanley Phillip Bibbings Stoker 1st class k24640 is positioned middle row far right.  Malcolm Bibbings.    Please note the writing on the photo was done at the time of producing except "1916" which my grandfather wrote. I decided to leave that on as it dates it . As you know this was the year the ship fought in Jutland   Thanks to Malcolm Bibbings for this photo and information.              email here

Crew members of HMS Tiger, including Stoker Bertie Stamp; back row, third from left.

Thomas Bradshaw.  Sent in by Lesley Baxendale

I thought you might like this photo for your website.  It's my grandmother's nephew Thomas BRADSHAW.  He served as Stoker 1st Class aboard HMS Tiger and was killed in action during the battle of Dogger Bank on 24th January 1915.  He was 21 years old.  This photo was taken in 1914.                                                           Thanks to Lesley Baxendale

Battle of Dogger Bank, 24th January 1915.  

A German force of 4 Battle Cruisers , 4 light cruisers and 22 destroyers left their German port to attack targets on the English Coastline. on the same day a Royal navy fleet of 6 battle cruisers, 8 light cruisers and 28 destroyers had left Scapa Flow to patrol the North Sea.

The naval battle which ensued lasted three hours with the German losing The battle Cruiser Blucher which was sunk by Gun fire and torpedo hits. The British  flag ship HMS Lion was hit in the engine room and was halted. Many of the ships that took part received damage. but the casualties to the Germans were 1,000 killed and 300 wounded compared to the British losses of 6 killed and 22 wounded.