HMS King Edward VII


The Ship

Mined and sunk 6 January 1916

HMS King Edward VII was a Royal Naval battleship of the King Edward VII Class. Built at Devonport dock yard and laid down on 8th March 1902 as part of the 1901-1902 naval programme. Launched 23rd July 1903 and completed February 1905. She had ongoing repairs during 1906 and in March 1907 was recommissioned as Flagship for the Channel Fleet. She became Flagship to Vice Admiral of the 2nd division Home Fleet in March 1909 until June 1911 when she was relieved by HMS Hercules. HMS King George VII went to the Nore with reduced crew in August 1911 as flagship Vice Admiral for the 3rd and 4th divisions. In May 1912 she joined the 3rd battle squadron for a short period in the Mediterranean before becoming flagship for Vice Admiral Bradford as flagship 3rd Battle squadron. On the 6th January 1916, HMS King Edward VII was mined off Cape Wrath. With both engine rooms flooded HMS King Edward VII capsized 12 hours later and sunk.

Armament: Four 4inch guns in pairs, four 9.2 inch guns in singles, ten 6 inch guns in pairs, fourteen 12 pdr guns, fourteen 3 pdr guns, two maxims and five torpedo tubes. Displacement: 16,350 tons. Speed: 18 knots. Complement: 777.

My Postcards

Postally used 27 Jan 1914
Postcard series: Boots Cash Chemists, Real Photograph Series


Postally used 17 Nov 1905.
Postcard series: Palatine Pictorial Co Ltd, Manchester, B & W Series
Postcard number: 42


Postally used 11 Feb 1911.
Postcard series: Gale & Polden Ltd


Not postally used.
Postcard series: Britain's Bulwarks


Not postally used.
Postcard series: Gale & Polden Ltd, Wellington Series


Not postally used.
Postcard series: Tuck's, Oilette - Our Navy
Series number: III
Postcard number: 9109


Postally used Dec 15. Year unreadable.


Not postally used.
Postcard series: Tuck's, Oilette - Our Ironclads
Series number: IV
Postcard number: 9109


Not postally used.
Postcard series: Wrench Series
Series number: 083


Postally used 16 Aug 1907.
Postcard series: Star Series


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