HMS Victoria was the lead ship in her class of two battleships of the Royal Navy. On 22 June 1893, she collided with HMS Camperdown near Tripoli, Lebanon, during maneuvers and quickly sank, killing 358 crew members, including the commander of the British Mediterranean Fleet, Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon.
majestic class battleship
X1 is a submarine under the code name x1 of the British Navy, designed
for raider attacks on enemy merchant ships. At the time of commissioning
was the largest submarine in the world.
HMS Powerful seen here 1905.
Here we see the British Dido-class light cruiser HMS Hermione (Pennant 74) of the Royal Navy slicing through the Italian coastal submarine Tembien like butter on 2 August 1941, west of Malta. The (gouache on board) artwork is entitled, “A British cruiser ramming an Italian submarine” by Marc Stone. It is in the collection of the UK National Archives.
Vive le Roi!
8 April 1940
HMS Glowworm, commanded by Lieutenant-Commander Gerard Broadmead Roope, encounters Admiral Hipper in the Baltic Sea along with its detachment of destroyers. Glowworm is struck by salvo after salvo of Hipper’s 8-in guns, but remains afloat long enough for the out of control destroyer to ram Hipper. Glowworm then drifts clear of Hipper before exploding, taking 109 of her crew with her. Sixty of Glowworm’s sailors are recovered by Hipper, but Roope drowns after he slips off the debris he was holding. He would receive the Victoria Cross for his actions, albeit after the war when Hipper’s logs detailing the action are recovered. This makes Roope the first VC recipient of the war.
Always re-blog HMS Glowworm!
The Marathon-class cruiser was a class of second class cruiser of the Royal Navy ordered under the naval program of 1887.
Since Thatcher killed the coal industry, they have converted to solar, making the stokers very happy!