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HMS Inflexible (1908) BC  (5th)

This the fifth HMS Inflexible was one of the three Invincible Class (1908) battlecruisers. They were the first of a completely new type of ship.

She was built by John Brown Shipbuilders on the Clyde, laid down in February-1906, launched 29-Jun-1907 and completed in  October-1908.

She served with the Home Fleet from 1090-12 and then moved to the Mediterranean Fleet as Flagship.

Early in WW1 she took part in the hunt for the Goeben and Breslau and then returned to the East Coast of Britain for a short spell.

In November01914 she was detached to the South Atlantic and took part in the Battle of the Falkland Islands.

Returning to the Mediterranean she to part in the Dardanelles campaign. In march 1915 she was heavily damaged by a mine and had to retire to Gibralter for repairs.

She joined the Grand Fleet in mid-1915 where she remained for the rest of the war.

At took part in the Battle of Jutland on 31-May-1916 without suffering damage.

After the war she went into Reserve and was sold in 01-Dec-1921.
 

Won the Battle Honours: Falkland Islands 1914, Dardanelles 1915 and Jutland 1916.

 

Other HMS Inflexible
- 1st  HMS Inflexible
- 2nd HMS Inflexible
- 3rd HMS Inflexible
- 4th HMS Inflexible
- 5th HMS Inflexible

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This page last edited - 13 March, 2013.

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