HMS Princess Royal

The Ship

Sold for Scrap 1922

HMS Princess Royal, built by Vickers, launched 29/4/1911. Sold for breaking up at Rosyth,19/12/1922.

HMS Princess Royal, battle cruiser of the Lion Class. HMS Princess Royal took part in the three major naval actions of World War One, The Battle of Heligoland Bight, The Battle of Dogger Bank and The Battle of Jutland. Built by Vickers and launched in 1911.

Princess Royal,War Service,
Princess Royal 1st Battlecruiser Squadron The Grand Fleet
28 August 1914: Battle of Heligoland Bight.
28 September 1914: detached to escort Canadian troop convoy across Atlantic.
26 October 1914: rejoined Grand Fleet.
21 November 1914: arrived at Halifax after being detached to hunt for Admiral Graf Spee.
19 December: left Kingston for home after the destruction of Graf Spee.
24 January 1915: took part in Battle of The Battle of Dogger Bank.
31 May 1916: took part in Battle of Jutland. Hit by 8 12 inch and 1 11 inch hits causing 22 killed and 81 injured. Fired 230 13.5 inch rounds.
June-July 1916: refit at Portsmouth.
17 November 1917: part of covering force at the second Battle of Heligoland Bight.
1922: sold for scrap.

My Postcards

Postally used 24 August 1914.
Postcard series: Tuck's, Oilette - Our Ironclads
Series number: 8644


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