HMNZS New Zealand

The Ship

Sold for Scrap 1922

This ship was a gift from New Zealand.

1st Battlecruiser Squadron Grand Fleet.
19 August transferred to 2nd Battlecruiser Squadron.
28 August 1914 at The Battle of Heligoland Bight Bight.
1 September 1914 rejoined 1st Battlecruiser Squadron.
15 January 1915 became flagship of 2nd Battlecruiser Squadron.
24 January 1915 saw action in The Battle of Dogger Bank.
22 April 1916 collided with HMAS Australia
30 May 1916 returned from repairs.
31 May 1916 engaged in The Battle of Jutland. Fired 420 12 inch shells (the most of any ship in the battle) and received 1 11inch hit.
November 1916 refit at Rosyth.
17 November 1917 present at second Battle of Heligoland Bight whilst temporarily attached to 1st Battlecruiser Squadron.
1922 sold for scrap.

My Postcards

Postally used 1 Feb 1915.
Postcard series: Rotary Photographic, Rotary Photo E.C.
Series number: 3724 A


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