HMS Superb

The Ship

Sold for Scrap 1922

HMS Superb, built by Armstrong,launched 7/11/1907. Sold for breaking up at Dover,12/12/1922.

HMS Superb, Built by Armstrong, Elswick, HMS Superb was at the The Battle of Jutland and was also the first Royal navy Flagship to enter the Black Sea during the Turkish Operations she stayed there from 1916 to 1919 After the war she was placed in reserve and then used as a target ship during 1920. Finally scrapped in 1922.

HMS Superb,War Service,

1st Battle Squadron Grand Fleet.

January-March 1915 refit at Portsmouth.

10 November 1915 transferred to 4th Battle Squadron.

May 1916 served as flagship 4th Battle Squadron whilst HMS Emperor of India in refit.

Present at the Battle of Jutland 1916. Fired 54 12in rounds and received no damage.

October 1918 detached to Eastern Mediterranean Squadron and became Flagship of Vice-Admiral Gough-Calthrope.

December 1922 sold for scrap.

My Postcards

Not postally used.
Postcard series: Tuck's, Photogravure - Our Navy
Series number: XI
Postcard number: 4305


Not postally used.
Postcard series: Gale & Polden Ltd


Not postally used.
Postcard series: J Welch & Sons


Postally used 27 Sep 1909.
Postcard series: C W Faulkner Ltd
Series number: 894


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