HMS Benbow 1914-1931

The Ship

Sold for Scrap March 1931

HMS Benbow was completed in 1914, built by Beardmore (launched 12th November 1913).

On the 10th of December she joined the The Grand Fleet serving with the 4th Battle squadron. She was the flagship to Admiral Douglas Gamble until he was replaced in February 1915 by Sir Doveton Sturdee. During The Battle of Jutland she suffered no damage. After the war she served from 1919 in the Mediterranean, providing Gun fire support to the white Russians in the Black Sea until 1920. She remained in the Mediterranean until 1926 joining the Atlantic fleet for the next three years until 1929 when she was paid off and scrapped in March 1931.

My Postcards

Not postally used.


My Photographs


Return to Postcard Collection

Return to Lindy's Pages