HMS Warspite 1913-1947


The Ship

Scrapped 1947

HMS WARSPITE was built at Devonport, Plymouth and launched 26th November 1913. She took part in the The Battle of Jutland, sustained 15 hits and was close to foundering. At the battle of Narvik, in April 1940, HMS Warspite took part in the Battle of cape Matapan and in May 1941 took part in the battle of Crete, where she sustained damage by a heavy bomb hit. On the 16th September during the Landings at Salerno, she was hit by a German Glider bomb, she was towed to Gibraltar for temporary repairs and fully repaired at Rosyth in March 1944.

In June 1944 she was deployed at Normandy with only three functioning main Turrets, she also took part in the bombardment of Brest, Le Havre and Walcheren. She was sold for Scrap in early 1947, and during the voyage to the Breakers she ran aground at Mounts Bay, and was broken up in situ over the following five years.

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