HMS Audacious


HMS Audacious was the last of four King George V class dreadnough's built and was launched in September 1912 for the Royal Navy. Except from mobilization after the outbreak of world war one and as an escort to reach Scapa Flow, she never saw any action. While at sea for gunnery training she struck a mine  27.October 1914 that had been laid out by the German auxiliary cruiser Berlin. Audacious was severely damaged and started to flood quickly. She was taken under tow by the British liner Olympic who had arrived to assist, but due to poor routines of damage control she soon went down in the deep. The wreck rest today upside-down on a depth of 58 to 70 meter northeast of Tory island near Lough Swilly.

Former names:
HMS Audacious

597,6 x 89,0 x 28,8 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
23000 grt Birkenhead ( UK ) 1912 ( UK )

55° 32′ 16″ N, 7° 24′ 33″ W

Picture: HMS Audacious
Imperial War Museum, Photo Q32200