HMS Empress of India


HMS Empress of India was a modified version of the Royal Sovereign class battleship. She did service in Channel Fleet as flag ship, and in International Squadron in the Mediterranean  before she ended up with coast guard duty outside Ireland. She was taken out of service in 1912, and the year after she was used as a target ship in Lyme Bay. Empress of India sank after 44 grenade hits 4.November 1913. The remains rest today on a depth of 32 to 46 meter in Lyme Bay.

Former names:
HMS Empress of India

380,0 x 75,0 x 27,6 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
14150 displ Pembroke ( UK ) 1891  ( UK )

50 29 75 N  002 57 93 W
( Source: Teign Diving Centre )

Picture : HMS Empress of India
Courtesy of Queen Victoria's Navy