HMS Malaya

The Ship

Scrapped 1948

HMS Malaya (Queen Elizabeth Class), was built by Armstrongs and launched 18/3/1915. Her compliment was approx 1300. She was armed with eight 15-inch Guns and 12 6-inch guns and 8 4-inch A.A Guns 16 2-pdr AA Guns and 1 aircraft. She weighed 33,000 tons and was powered by Parsons turbines which developed 75,000 HP, giving her a top speed of 25 knots.

She took part in the Battle of Jutland and sustained eight hits.

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. On the 20th March 1941 during these operations she was torpedoed by U-106 , repairs were carried out in the USA. Between July 1941 and the summer of 1943, she was involved again in Convoy protection between the UK and Malta and also from Cape Town to the UK.

She was scrapped at Faslane in Scotland on the 12th April 1948

My Postcards

Not postally used.
Postcard series: Abrahams Devonport
Postcard number: 2251


Not postally used.


Postally used 14 Jun 1927
Postcard series: W. E. Mack, Sepia "Satin" Series


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