HMS Glory

The Ship

Sold for Scrap 1920

HMS Glory was built by Laird at Birkenhead and laid down on the 1st December 1896, launched on the 11 March 1899 and completed in October 1900. She served initially in the China Station as Flagship from 1900 to 1905, returning to the UK in 1905 following the Anglo Japanese alliance. She then stayed with the Channel fleet until 1906 and then went into the commissioned reserve Home Fleet at Portsmouth. Refitted March 1907 to July 1907 for Boiler overhaul and magazine cooling and the addition of Fire Control. From August 1907 to April 1909 HMS Glory served in the Mediterranean Fleet, returning to the 4th Division (with reduced crew levels). From May 1912 she joined the 3rd Fleet at the Nore transferring to Portsmouth in April 1913. At the outbreak of WW1, HMS Glory joined the 8th battle squadron to escort a Canadian Convoy of troops. She then joining the north American and West Indies Station as Flagship. In June 1915 she joined the Mediterranean Fleet to cover the Suez canal, and Egypt. In 1916 HMS Glory was sent to Archangel as Guard ship and remained at this station until 1919 before returning to Rosyth. In 1920 she was renamed HMS Crescent and used as a depot ship, finally being sold to the breakers in 1920

Displacement: 12,950 tons. Length: 410 ft. Beam: 74 ft. Draught: 26.5 ft. Complement: 750. Armament: four 12 ins guns, twelve 6 ins guns, ten 3 ins guns, six 3 pounder guns and two maxims with four torpedo tubes.

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Tuck's - Not postally used.
Postcard series: Tuck's, Oilette - Our Ironclads
Series number: V
Postcard number: 9183
Postcard artist: W Fred Mitchell


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