HMS Hindustan

The Ship


Sold for Scrap 1921


Built John Brown, Clydebank, laid down October 1902, completed July 1905, cost 1,450,652.

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

Service History:

3rd Battle Squadron Grant Fleet.
November 1914 detached to reinforce Channel Fleet then returned to Grand Fleet.
29 April 1916 3rd Battle Squadron transferred to Sheerness under Nore Command.
February-May 1918 depot ship for Zeebrugge and Ostend raids.
May 1918 accidentally collided with destroyer HMS Wrestler.
15 May 1918 paid off into reserve.
1921 sold for scrap.

My Postcards

Postally used 16 Jun 1917.
Postcard series: Boots Cash Chemists, Real Photograph Series

 

Not postally used
Postcard series: Gale & Polden Ltd

 

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