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Topic: HMS Indomitable (1907)

  Biography - Captain John Paul Jones
Having taken up residence in Virginia, he volunteered early in the War of Independence to serve in his adopted country's infant navy and raised with his own hands the Continental ensign on board the flagship of the Navy's first fleet.
Jones replied, "I have not yet begun to fight!" In the end, it was the British commander who surrendered.
Jones is remembered for his indomitable will, his unwillingness to consider surrender when the slightest hope of victory still burned.
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  HMS Indomitable at AllExperts
HMS Indomitable (1907) was the first battlecruiser in the world beating her sister-ship Inflexible by four months.
She was launched in 1907 and scrapped in 1922.
HMS Indomitable (R92) was an Illustrious-class armoured fleet aircraft carrier launched in 1940.
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 HMS Inflexible (1907) at AllExperts
HMS Inflexible was the second of three Invincible-class battlecruisers built for the Royal Navy in 1906 to 1908.
She was authorized in the naval expansion program of 1905, and built at the John Brown shipyard on the Clyde, being laid down on 5 February 1906, launched on the 26 June 1907, and commissioned on 20 October 1908.
On 31 May 1916, she participated in the Battle of Jutland where she sustained no damage, unlike her sister-ship HMS Invincible which blew up after taking hits from a German ship, revealing the weakness of the battlecruiser design - its lack of adequate armor.
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Served at the siege and fall of Sebastopol, and the bombardment and capture of Kinburn.
HMS Orlando was anchored in Tunis Bay 3rd November 1864.
He was a Lieutenant (HMS Active) at the destruction of a Turkish squadron in the Dardanelles in 1807; served on HMS Spartan, in boat actions in the Adriatic, and at the reduction of Zante and neighbouring islands.
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 HMS Invincible (1907) Information
HMS Dreadnought was one part of the solution found by Fisher’s committee.
However, at no time during First World War were British battlecruisers used in the battle line, although they suffered heavy losses while being deployed in the scouting forces of the main fleet.
Maritimequest HMS Invincible Photo Gallery (includes two photographs of the ship's destruction at Jutland).
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 HMS Indomitable 1907
Naval histories of the Royal Navy battleship HMS Indomitable.
Battleship website dedicated to the history of HMS Indomitable from its launch to its participation in major wars.
My Grandfather was on the Indomitable and i'm trying to find someone who has photos that we could exchange.
www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk /hms_indomitable1.htm   (530 words)

 HMS Indomitable
HMS Indomitable was an Invincible class battle cruiser.
She remained with the Home Fleet for the rest of the war, taking part in the Battle of Dogger Bank (24 January 1915) and the Battle of Jutland (31 May-1 June 1916).
After the Battle of Jutland the Indomitable joined the 2nd Battle Squadron, where she remained until February 1919 when she was placed in the Nore Reserve.
www.historyofwar.org /articles/weapons_HMS_Indomitable.html   (313 words)

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She was launched arch 16, 1907 and commissioned on June 20, 1908 at Portsmouth.
Hipper had been preparing a torpedo attack by his destroyers and to come to the aid of Blucher but when he saw the British battle cruisers turn to the northeast, he cancelled those plans and reluctantly left Blucher to her fate.
Only the longer forward funnel is provided, so the parts provide for Indomitable after her forward funnel was lengthened in 1910.
www.steelnavy.com /CombrigIndomitable.htm   (3409 words)

 The Forum of the 1.Jagdmoroner Abteilung - Naval and Aviation: 90th Anniversary Timeline
A bizarre aftermath to the Battle of Coronel: The chief engineer of HMS Canopus, William Denbow, reported to captain Heathcoat Grant that Canopus' engines were faulty and she could make no more that twelve knots.
In 1907 the Imperial Maritime League was founded, with it's main purpose the ousting of Fisher and with Beresford as it's guiding light.
Among this group was HMS Glasgow, the sole survivor of the Coronel disaster.
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 History of the 1921 Project
Fisher was a firm believer in two things, the first being that speed was as good a form of protection as armor.
The resulting ship, the HMS Invincible, was the most controversial of her day.
They were offered for sale to Chile as a replacement for the incomplete battleship Almirante Cochrane, which had been purchased on the stocks by the UK and converted into the carrier HMS Eagle, but that nation declined.
www.bobhenneman.info /Invinciblehistory.htm   (890 words)

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Killed in a collision with HMS Ardent and TB84, 18th April 1906, aged 36 years.
Serving on HMS Britannia when it was torpedoed by a German submarine on 9th November 1918.
Action May 1812 (HMS Northumberland) drove on shore and destroyed, near the entrance of Lorient, two French frigates (Arienne and Andromaque), and the brig Mamelouck.
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Indomitable could see no obvious reason for the about face unless it could be that the Italians had entered the war and, as he had not been as convinced as some that they would remain neutral, he semaphored quizzically to
Indomitable replied that it was thought England and Italy were still neutral.
Indomitable signalled six minutes later, repeating that the enemy was in sight and was being shadowed, Kennedy this time gave the position but
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 MaritimeQuest - Recent Updates
Added builder's data and started the Roll of Honour for the HMS Queen Mary Pages.
New artwork in the Art of HMS Queen Mary gallery.
New photos in the HMS Unicorn John Failes Collection.
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 Jonas Johnson - johg06.htm - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
HMS Mohawk (tribal class destroyer, 14th Destroyer Flotilla) from 3 Aug 1940 to 16 Apr 1941 (rescued by HMS Nubian, brother Charlie was on board).
HMS Nubian from 17 Apr 1941 to 19 Jan1943, rising from Ord.
HMS Siskin from 17 Nov 1947 to 1 Feb 1950 and from 1 Nov 1952 to 3 Jul 1955 rising to CPO
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 Hood, HL
He served in the Temeraire in 1885, and was a Midshipman in HMS Calliope when the indomitable courage of her commander, Captain (later Vice-Admiral) Kane, saved that cruiser from destruction in the terrible hurricane in Samoa in March 1889, when the United States cruisers and other vessels were driven ashore and were lost.
In passing his examination for Lieutenant he obtained five first-class certificates with 4,398 marks out of a possible 4,600; this was the highest number of marks ever obtained by an officer at this examination.
As Captain of HMS Berwick he formed part of the escort which accompanied His Majesty the King to India.
www.angloboerwar.com /DSOEdVII/hood_hl.htm   (1217 words)

 Ahoy - Mac's Web Log - The Genesis of the Royal Australian Navy
In 1826, France was actively seeking new destinations for her expanding prison population, and Governor Darling seeking to preempt any French moves, sent off Major Lockyer with a detachment of troops to establish a British presence at King George Sound in December 1826.
This establishment of the Australian Station was indeed a landmark in the devolopment of Defence in Australia, and marked a new coming of age in that regard.
Britain renewed the Anglo/Japanese Treaty of 1901, leaving Japan free to walk the beat of her interests in the Pacific, and by 1907, Japan was identified as a clear threat to both Australia’s interests and security.
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Rowland J., Petty Officer Stoker, K/10862, HMS Usk.
Desmond PEARCE, Stoker 2nd Class, D/KX140661, HMS Copra, aged 20 years, the son of James and Mary Pearce, Burnley, Lancashire.
Ernest Peter PICKERILL, OS, P/JX648182, HMS St.Angelo, aged 20 years, the son of Thomas Edward and Eleanor Florence Amelia Pickerill, of Islington, London.
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 HMS Invincible: The Dread came to nought
Thousands of rapt onlookers attended her launch on April 13, 1907, Lady Allendale breaking a bottle of champagne encased in flowers over her bows, the band playing Rule Britannia and God Save the Queen as she left the slipway.
Their speed, their armour, their armament, are all great assets; even their appearance has a sobering effect." At the end of 1912, in fact, the Royal Navy romantically reassigned battle cruisers to an elite seaborne cavalry: the Battle Cruiser Squadron.
The first mission on which Invincible, Inflexible and Indomitable were sent was to revenge the latter indignity; at the Battle of the Falkland Islands, commanded by Admiral Doveton Sturdee, they enjoyed the advantage of range and power, and obliterated their opponents.
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 Royal Navy (RN) Officers 1939-1945  -  B
HMS Douglas (flotilla leader) (Mediterranean) (and for duty with submarines)
CO HMS Orion (cruiser) (and later as Flag Captain and Chief Staff Officer to Vice-Admiral Commanding Light Forces and Second-in- Command Mediterranean Fleet)
HMS Attentive 2 (for duty at Dunkirk as Gunnery Officer)
jnh.nce.buttobi.net /RN_officersB.html   (599 words)

 Germany's High Seas Fleet :: The Patriot Files :: Dedicated to the preservation of military history   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As the Flag Officers of the squadron passed from ship to ship in order to supervise the work that was in progress and make further suggestions, they noted what seemed to them useful on any particular ship and handed the information on to the others.
My pleasure at meeting them again was mingled with a feeling of pride at the sight of the manly, healthy, and robust figures which had developed out of the former recruits or ordinary seamen.
Soon after eight destroyers were sighted in a northerly direction and a light cruiser with another eight destroyers in an easterly direction, which were in a position to cut off the retreat of our cruisers.
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 Harry Bristow - Chailey 1914-1918
On 25th March that year, on reaching the age of eighteen, his rating was upgraded from Boy, 1st Class (he been promoted from 2nd Class on 16th January 1902) to Ordinary Seaman and his reckoned service in the Royal Navy starts from this date.
In October 1915 he is recorded as Bristow, Leading Seaman H, HMS Stag and in November 1916 as Bristow, Leading Seaman H, HMS Sabrina.
HMS Sabrina was a Medina Class Flatiron Gunboat built between 1876 and 1877.
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 British 12"/45 (30.5 cm) Mark X
A Vickers design used on the famous British battleship HMS Dreadnought, which was the first battleship completed with an "all big gun" main armament.
As a result, construction on the Lord Nelson class was held up while new guns and mountings were built for them, delaying their completion until 1908.
Besides their use on capital ships, a further three guns with four spares were mounted as coastal artillery in Belgium during World War I. Constructed of nickel-steel inner A and A tubes, full length wire, B tube and overlapping jacket.
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 Trenches on the Web - Timeline: 1905-1914 - The Dreadnought Race
The British completion of the HMS Dreadnought on 1-Oct-1906, brought very unexpected results.
HMS Dreadnought represented a true terror weapon of the day whose speed, armament, and firepower obsoleted every other battleship then in existence.
Rather than give Britain's large navy an even bigger advantage over Germany's small coastal fleet, it put them on an almost equal footing overnight, really only one battleship ahead.
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 Royal Navy and Maritime Book Reviews PROVIDED BY - Rob Jerrard
This Pilot's story started at HMS St Vincent in the Summer of 1940 when he and two other potential pilots were manning a Lewis gun hoping to defend Gosport, when in fact the bombs fell on Portsmouth.
This small book is dedicated to everyone who served or took passage in H.M.S. "Formidable" during her Second Commission; in particular to the air-crews who operated from her and to the Australian, Indian and United King­dom ex-prisoners-of-war who were brought home in her.
The author served in HMS Curlew, a light cruiser, one of a class of ten built as part of the emergency war programme, and Hibernia, Philomel, Chatham, Scarborough and others.
www.rjerrard.co.uk /royalnavy/outofprint/outofprint.html   (7496 words)

 Marine Listing
When HMS Vanguard was returning to Grand Harbour, he died in an accident in 5.2 inch gun turret.
Matthew BULL, Marine, HMS Phoebe, died 25th August 1803 from a thigh wound, in the General Military Hospital, Valletta.
While off Tunis the ship’s cutter with a party of officers and seamen on board capsized after being struck by a squall and all were drowned except for one seaman who managed to swim to the shore.
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 Revenue Cutters: A Photo Gallery
She assisted vessels in distress, protected the seal rookeries, patrolled during the salmon fishing season, transported dignitaries, was ordered to search for the British man-of-war HMS Condor in 1902, participated in regional celebrations, and recovered bodies after the sinking of the Valencia near Cape Beale in 1906.
She was decommissioned in 1907 and sold to the Craig Shipbuilding Company of Toledo, OH, for $9,100 in 1908.
She also transported the Governor of North Carolina and his entourage "to such points as they may desire to visit" in 1906, typical of the political patronage and public relations-type duties assigned to most cutters during this period.
www.uscg.mil /hq/g-cp/history/webcutters/USRC_Photo_Index.html   (4781 words)

 Antiquarian Books :: ILAB-LILA :: International League of Antiquarian Booksellers
The story behind the loss of the heavy cruiser HMS EDINBURGH in the icy Barents Sea in May 1942, one of the heaviest blows the Royal Navy had to endure during its long and hard experience on Arctic convoy duty.
The author speaks with some knowledge as he was a survivor of another cruiser, HMS TRINIDAD, a vessel which had survived a torpedo attack on the outward leg, repaired in Russia, only to be sunk on her way home less than two weeks after EDINBURGH went down.
At this time the author was in command of HMS DRYAD, the Royal Navy's shore establishment which housed the Supreme Allied Headquarters.
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 Shackleton's Forgotten Men
Shackleton agreed, and along with a doctor from Sydney, Alistair McKay (later to die in the Arctic), and a supporting party, the men fought their way through blizzards, up the icy slopes to the summit, where they discovered a second crater.
Later in 1907 these same men completed the longest unsupported man-haul of sledges in Antarctic exploration, following a similar trail to the one Scott took on his 600-mile trip, up the glacier onto the Victoria Land plateau.
His unflinching courage, his constant watchfulness over his men, his indomitable will—all hallmarks of leadership of the highest order—were praised by brave men who traveled with him.
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 Maritime Prints Portfolio
HMS RENOWN wearing the Standard of HRH The Prince of Wales arrives in Plymouth Sound 22 June 1922
HMS THUNDERER entering Portsmouth 1921; HMS VICTORY in the background.
www.maritimeprints.com /portfolio   (1155 words)

 Roll of Honour - Caernarvonshire - Llanberis
HMS Indomitable was a battlecruiser and took part in the Battle of the Falklands in 1914, served at the Dardanelles in 1915 and at the Battle of Jutland in 1916.
HMS Exmouth was an ‘E’ Class destroyer, built in 1934 which was torpedoed and sunk with all hands 20 miles off Wick in Northern Scotland.
She was towed to Lerwick, in the Shetland Islands by HMS Fleetwood.
www.roll-of-honour.com /Caernarvonshire/Llanberis.html   (4159 words)

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