HMS Implacable

The Ship

Sold for Scrap 1921

HMS Implacable, built by Devonport Dockyard, launched 11/3/1899. Sold for breaking up in Germany, 8/11/1921.

HMS Implacable, War Service,

5th Battle Squadron Channel Fleet.
Late October 1914: attached to the Dover Patrol for bombardment of the Belgian coast.
March 1915: transferred to the Dardanelles.
25 April 1915: supported landings at Helles.
22 May 1915: detached to the Adriatic to support the Italian Navy.
November 1915: 3rd Detached Squadron at Salomika supporting the blockade of Greece.
November 1915-April 1916: Suez Canal Patrol.
April 1916: refit at Plymouth.
June 1917: present at Athens for the abdication of the King.
March 1917: paid off so crew could be used for anti-submarine ships.
March 1918: depot ship.
1921: sold for scrapping.

My Postcards

Postally used 19 August 1907.


Postally used 27 November 1914. POsted from Margate. The card states that "The blowing up of the ship was heard here" - which relates to HMS Bulwark that was destroyed by an accidental explosion.
Postcard series: Photochrom Co Ltd, Photogravure Naval Series
Series number: 3


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