HMS Invincible (V)

Battle Cruiser

The Ship

Battle of Jutland - came under fire and sank 31 May 1915

The fifth Invincible a battlecruiser was built by Armstrong Whitworth on the Tyne in 1907 and launched in 1909. She had an armament that included eight 12 inch guns. She was involved in the First World War The Battle of Heligoland Bight and the Falkland Islands, during which Invincible and Inflexible sank the Scharnhorst and Gneisnau.

HMS Invincible was again involved in leading the fleet into action at The Battle of Jutland in 1916. Invincible came under heavy fire, one shell piercing a gun turret and igniting the magazine below. She broke in two and sank in a matter of seconds, with the loss of all but 6 of her crew of 1,000.

Displacement: 28,500 without bulges, 30,100 Speed: 21.0 knots Compliment: 780-800

Armament: Eight 12-inch guns in pairs and sixteen 4 -inch guns. One 3 inch anti aircraft gun in 1915 and from 1916 two 4 inch Anti Aircraft Guns.

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Written but without postmark. Dated 22 August 1915.


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