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  HMS Inflexible (1881) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Inflexible was to be equipped with four of the largest guns available, weighing 60 tons each.
She was largely designed by William White and laid down at Portsmouth Dockyard on 24 February 1874.
As these could not be fitted to Inflexible, examples were ordered by the British Government for the coastal defences around Gibraltar and Malta (where one can still be seen at Fort Rinnella).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/HMS_Inflexible_(1881)   (897 words)

  
 HMS [Ship]
The Inflexible was built at Milford Haven, in the early part of the present year by Sir W. Symonds, the celebrated naval architect ; so expeditiously was she put together and fitted up, that from the time she was commenced till she was afloat and ready for sea hardly six months elapsed.
The public service required the Inflexible to remain six weeks at the Cape Colony, and having discharged a portion of her dead weight, and taken on board 460 tons coal, she left Simon's Bay at 2 pm of the 8th November, and arrived at Sydney at half-past 8 pm on the 13th December.
This passage of the Inflexible is memorable, inasmuch as it is the first steam passage from the Cape to Sydney (from England to the Cape, and thence to India, has been frequently done) ; and it is the longest run at one stretch of any steamer under steam is the annals of steam navigation.
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 Battlecruiser   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-05-30)
It was successful at the Battle of the Falkland Islands during World War I when the British battlecruisers HMS Inflexible and HMS Invincible annihilated a German cruiser squadron commanded by Admiral Maximilian Graf Von Spee.
The battlecruisers HMS Invincible, HMS Queen Mary and HMS Indefatigable exploded with the loss of all but a handful of their crews, and HMS Lion only survived by intentionally flooding one of her magazines.
HMS Hood was launched in 1920, and was the last British battlecruiser to be built.
www.theezine.net /b/battlecruiser.html   (609 words)

  
 Ship Modelers Association - Famous Ships
The HMS INFLEXIBLE was stationed in the Corvette Pass, 3750 yards from the Egyptian fort Mex, and the concussion of her guns smashed her boats and damaged her superstructure during the ensuing fight.
The HMS INFLEXIBLE was the ship most injured in the bombardment, being mauled aloft, having her unarmored parts penetrated in various places and being struck outside the citadel of armor below the waterline by a 10” Palliser shot.
HMS INFLEXIBLE next contributed to a Naval Brigade which occupied and policed the town of Alexandria with its turbulent population.
www.ship-modelers-assn.org /fam0311.htm   (815 words)

  
 HMS Inflexible
The “Inflexible” was stationed in the Corvette Pass, 3750 yards from Mex, and the concussion of her guns smashed her boats, and damaged her superstucture.
The Inflexible was stationed in the Corvette Pass, 3750 yards from Mex, and the concussion of her guns smashed her boats and damaged her superstructure.
During the firing, one of the turret-guns stopped firing, and the gunnery lieutenant, Frank C Younghusband, had himself rammed into the gun where he cleared the vent, and then, after being nearly suffocated by the powder gases, was hauled out by a rope tied to his feet.
www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk /hms_inflexible.htm   (2090 words)

  
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HMS Inflexible, British, built John Brown's shipyard on the Clyde, laid down February 1906, completed October 1908.
Struck a mine shortly after Inflexible and suffered further damaged by a second great explosion, thought to be another mine, the Turkish batteries got her range and were dropping shells all around her with occasional hits.
HMS Ocean, built in Devonport Naval Dockyard, the same dockyard complex where I trained as a Naval Engineer in the 1950's.
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 HMS Inflexible - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A later HMS Inflexible was one of the last battleships to have sails, and one of the first to have underwater torpedo tubes.
The most recent HMS Inflexible was built shortly before the First World War and a member of the first class of battlecruisers.
She fought in the Battle of the Falkland Islands, at Jutland and in the Dardanelles.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/HMS_Inflexible   (159 words)

  
 Battle of the Falkland Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-05-30)
Unknown to Spee however, a British squadron, including two fast, modern battle cruisers, HMS Invincible and HMS Inflexible, were at that same time coaling at Port Stanley.
These were the armoured cruisers HMS Carnarvon, HMS Cornwall and HMS Kent; two light cruisers, HMS Bristol and HMS Glasgow.
Invincible and Inflexible engaged Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, leaving the cruisers to the Leipzig and Nürnberg.
www.sevenhills.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Battle_of_the_Falkland_Islands   (856 words)

  
 Jackie Fisher Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-05-30)
After completing his training at HMS Britannia he was assigned as a cadet to HMS Calcutta, an old ship-of-the-line which was sent to assist in blockading Russian ports in the Gulf of Finland during the Crimean War.
He studied at HMS Excellent, the naval gunnery school, for 14 months before being transferred as gunnery officer to HMS Warrior, the first all-iron sea-going armoured battleship.
Inflexible was a very prestigious appointment, the most powerful warship of her day, although in practice the four huge muzzle-loaded guns took so long to load that she was almost useless for naval warfare.
www.biographybase.com /biography/Fisher_Jackie.html   (1012 words)

  
 The Inflexible Solution
When built, the Inflexible was fitted with a brig sailing rig, although it was not intended that she should use the rig to fight, merely as a training aid for the crew to participate in evolutions aloft with the rest of the fleet.
When the Inflexible was finally commissioned her size and gun power caught the public imagination, causing as much fanciful speculation as the Dreadnought did some thirty years later.
The 1877 committee claimed the Inflexible would take 300 hits and survive, and based on the example of the Chinese ships, which were sitting and helpless targets, it is most probable that the Inflexible would have withstood a similar barrage and proved worthy of her designers' claims; a true credit to the Royal Navy.
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 Maritime Prints Portfolio - HMS INFLEXIBLE at the time of Jutland - summer 1916
The second battlecruiser to be built for the Royal Navy, INFLEXIBLE was completed on 20 October 1908 and commissioned at Chatham Dockyard under the command of Captain H B Torlesse RN.
INFLEXIBLE's moment of triumph was undoubtedly the spectacular defeat she and INVINCIBLE inflicted on Admiral Von Spee's squadron off the Falklands in 1914.
She was present at the Dardanelles in 1915 where she was damaged by shell fire and heavily mined; and was part of the 3rd BCS at Jutland.
www.maritimeprints.com /portfolio.asp?id=41&dsp=1&MP=MP041   (179 words)

  
 Battlecruiser - TheBestLinks.com - Battle cruiser, Aircraft carrier, Battleship, Battle of Jutland, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-05-30)
The original battlecruiser concept proved successful at the Battle of the Falkland Islands during World War I when the British battlecruisers HMS Inflexible and HMS Invincible did precisely the job they were intended for when they annihilated a German cruiser squadron commanded by Admiral Maximilian Graf Von Spee in the South Atlantic Ocean.
HMS Invincible, HMS Queen Mary and HMS Indefatigable exploded with the loss of all but a handful of their crews, and HMS Lion only survived by intentionally flooding one of her magazines.
HMS Hood, launched in 1918, was the last British battlecruiser to be completed.
www.thebestlinks.com /Battle_cruiser.html   (1061 words)

  
 Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia - - HMS Inflexible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-05-30)
The most progressive British battleship to follow HMS Warrior, HMS Inflexible incorporated a number of innovative design elements, many of which became standard features of later warship architecture.
She was the first ship to use an underwater armor deck in place of vertical armor along the waterline, and the 24-inch armor used in the 110-foot-long central box citadel was the thickest ever used in a British warship.
Joining the Mediterranean Fleet in 1881, she was part of the British force sent to Alexandria during the abortive uprising by the Egyptian General Ahmed Arabi (Arabi Pasha) against the pro-European Khedive of Egypt.
college.hmco.com /history/readerscomp/ships/html/sh_048100_hmsinflexib1.htm   (389 words)

  
 Battle of the Falkland Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-05-30)
Unknown to Spee however, a British squadron, including two fast, modern battle cruisers, HMS Invincible and HMS Inflexible, were at that same time coaling at Port Stanley, sent by First Sea Lord Admiral Fisher to avenge the British defeat at Coronel.
These were the armoured cruisers HMS Carnarvon, HMS Cornwall and HMS Kent; two light cruisers, HMS Bristol and HMS Glasgow; and an old battleship, HMS Canopus, presently grounded at Port Stanley and used as a form of make-shift fortress.
Despite initial success by Scharnhorst and Gneisenau in striking HMS Invincible (commanded by Edward Bingham), and in then resuming a hasty escape, Sturdee managed to bring his powerful cruisers within extreme firing range some forty minutes later.
encyclopedia.jigyasa.in /wikipedia/b/ba/battle_of_the_falkland_islands.html   (476 words)

  
 A battlecruiser is a large gunship larger than a cruiser cruiser...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-05-30)
The first battlecruisers were HMS "Inflexible" HMS "Inflexible", HMS "Invincible" HMS "Invincible" and HMS "Indomitable" HMS "Indomitable", all completed in 1908 1908.
HMS "Invincible" HMS "Invincible", HMS "Queen Mary" HMS "Queen Mary" and HMS "Indefatigable" HMS "Indefatigable" exploded with the loss of all but a handful of their crews, and HMS "Lion" HMS "Lion" only survived by intentionally flooding one of her magazines.
HMS "Hood" HMS "Hood", launched in 1920 1920, was the last British battlecruiser to be completed.
www.biodatabase.de /Battlecruiser   (1077 words)

  
 HMS Invincible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-05-30)
The first of their kind, the HMS Invincible class ships were the beginning of First Sea Lord Sir Jackie Fisher's daunted "battle-cruisers", ships that had the armament of a battleship, but sacrificed heavy armor to give them the speed of a cruiser.
The HMS Invincible and HMS Inflexible sank the German armored cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisnau at the Battle of the Falkland Islands on Dec. 7, 1914.
HMS Invincible is available as a complete fiberglass kit, a fiberglass hull kit, and as a hull only.
www.kutz.com /swampworks/invincible.htm   (246 words)

  
 Invincible class battlecruiser - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Invincible class battlecruiser   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-05-30)
Initially, Invincible and Inflexible were assigned to the Home Fleet, while Indomitable took the Prince of Wales (later King George V) to the tercentennial celebrations in Canada, before also joining the Home Fleet.
In 1914, Invincible was based on the east coast of England as part of Admiral Beatty's force, while Inflexible and Indomitable, together with the newer HMS Indefatigable formed the nucleus of the Mediterranean Fleet.
In the same year, Inflexible was included in the bombardment force against the Turkish shore defences in the Dardenelles, in which she sustained significant damage.
www.encyclopedia-glossary.com /en/Invincible-class-battlecruiser.html   (778 words)

  
 Untitled Document
The resulting design, based on Fisher's earlier "HMS Unapproachable" concept, produced HMS Invincible and her two sisters, HMS Indomitable and HMS Inflexible, the first battlecruisers.
To an Edwardian public stunned by the appearance of HMS Dreadnought in 1906, the sight of the new HMS Invincible, which was 40' longer and 4 knots faster, must have been quite overwhelming.
November 1914, HMS Invincible and HMS Inflexible were dispatched to the South Atlantic to avenge the defeat.
www.marcle.co.uk /invincible.html   (1026 words)

  
 HP Models' 1/700 HMS Inflexible
They were the logical development of the armored cruiser and were designed to carry the same large caliber weapons as the new battleships of the British fleet.
Because the kit is representative of Invincible in 1914, it does not include parts for the torpedo nets and booms, which were a prominent part of the class profile in 1909.
If HP Models is indeed using the 1914 version of Invincible for all three of the ships in the class, modelers who wish to have representatives of the other ships (or of Invincible at an earlier date) will need to do some scratch building.
www.internetmodeler.com /2003/august/first-looks/HP_Inflexible.htm   (712 words)

  
 HMS Inflexible (1907) - Wikpedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-05-30)
HMS Inflexible was one of three Invincible-class">Invincible-class battlecruisers built for the Royal Navy in 1906-08.
She was built at John Browns' shipyard on the Clyde, being laid down on 5 February 1906, launched on the 26 June 1907, completed and commissioned in October 1908.
On the outbreak of World War I Inflexible was flagship of the Mediterranean Fleet.
www.bostoncoop.net /~tpryor/wiki/index.php?title=HMS_Inflexible_(1908)   (463 words)

  
 CHRISTOPHER A LONG - Battles of Coronel & The Falkland Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-05-30)
The battle cruisers HMS Invincible and HMS Inflexible, under Vice-Admiral Sir Doveton Sturdee, were despatched to the South Atlantic on 11 November 1914.
On 15th December, HMS Kent left Port Stanley to search for the Dresden, and together with HMS Glasgow, was present when she was scuttled at Juan Fernandez on March 14th, 1915.
H.M.S. Macedonia reports that only two ships, steamships Baden and Santa Isabel, were present; both ships were sunk after the removal of the crew.
www.christopherlong.co.uk /pub.coronelfalklands.html   (6373 words)

  
 Research Collections Information Service Sheets at the Royal Naval Museum
He returned to England in 1881 to command HMS Inflexible, the greatest battleship of its time, and played a prominent role in the bombardment of the Alexandria forts in July 1882.
From 1883 to 1885, he was appointed Captain of the HMS Excellent, during which time he was awarded the Knight Commander of the Bath.
HMS Dreadnought was launched in Portsmouth in 1906, combining great speed with immensely increased gun power.
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 news.mod.uk - News Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-05-30)
Furthermore, the elderly battleship HMS Canopus, which had been deliberately run aground by her captain to act as a harbour defence ship, opened fire, scoring a direct hit on Gneisenau with her first salvo.
Sturdee's ships gave chase, and the advantages in speed and firepower enjoyed by his battlecruisers soon told: this was precisely the type of action for which the much maligned battlecruisers were designed - the destruction of enemy raiders.
Scharnhorst and Gneisenau were destroyed by Invincible and Inflexible, von Spee going down with his flagship, whilst Sturdee's armoured and light cruisers dispatched the rest of the German squadron, only the light cruiser Dresden escaping.
news.mod.uk /news/press/news_press_notice.asp?newsItem_id=1274   (319 words)

  
 Event Notes - 2003
Washington was very effective and did considerable damage to the Warsprite and some to Inflexible The Inflexible only had the bow gun firing.
Inflexible chased the Suffren around for much of the battle, but was unable to inflict significant damage.
The Inflexible was pulled from the water and the fist sortie began.
www.eskimo.com /~phill/wcc/wcevnt03.htm   (3669 words)

  
 HMS Invincible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-05-30)
The first of their kind, the HMS Invincible class ships were the beginning of First Sea Lord Sir Jackie Fisher's daunted "battle-cruisers", ships that had the armament of a battleship, but sacrificed the weight of heavy armor to give them the speed of a cruiser.
HMS Invincible is available as a complete fiberglass kit, and as a hull only.
In the foreground are USS Alabama, HMS Revenge, Four examples of the HMS Invincible, Inflexible, Indomitable class, and farthest out are 3 examples of the USS North Carolina class.
www.swampworks.com /Kits-Invincible.html   (354 words)

  
 British Mediterranean Fleet biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-05-30)
In 1893, Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon drowned as flagship HMS Victoria sank within fifteen minutes of a collision with HMS Camperdown.
They and HMS Indefatigable formed the nucleus of the fleet at the start of World War I when British forces pursued German ships Goeben and Breslau.
A recently-modernised HMS Warspite became the flagship of Commander-in-Chief and Second-in-Command, Mediterranean Fleet in 1926.
british-mediterranean-fleet.biography.ms   (208 words)

  
 Battlecruisers - WW1 Naval Combat
HMS Invincible, Inflexible, Indomitable Laid down 1906, completed 1908-1909.
HMS Queen Mary Laid down 1911, completed 1912.
HMS Renown, Repulse Laid down 1915, completed 1916.
www.worldwar1.co.uk /battlecr.htm   (242 words)

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