HMS Queen Mary


The battle cruiser HMS Queen Mary was laid down at Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Company in March 1911, and was launched in March 1912. After sea trials and testing she was commissioned in August 1913. She took part in the battle of Heliogoland in August 1914, and the battle of Jutland in June 1916. At Jutland she was hit by fire from the German battle cruiser SMS Derfflinger og SMS Seydlitz, and her ammunition storage ignited and exploded. She went down in the deep in less than  90 seconds together with 1266 men from her crew. Only 18 men survived the sinking. The wreck was found in 1991 on a depth of 45 to 60 meter.

Former names:
HMS Queen Mary

703,6 x 89,1 x 32,4 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
27200 displ
Jarrow ( UK ) 1912
Scapa Flow ( UK )

Picture: HMS Queen Mary in 1913
Courtesy of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, Public domain

Last updated: August 2016