HMS Majestic


HMS Majestic was a pre-dreadnought battleship laid down at Portsmouth dockyard and launched in January 1895. She was lost outside Gallipoli 27.May 1915 after being hit by two torpedoes from the German submarine U 21 under command of Otto Hersing. She participated in the bombardment of the Turkish positions at Gaba Tepe and had from the start participated in the Entente operations at the Dardanelle and Gallipoli. 40 men lost their lives in the sinking. The wreck was looted and salvaged in the 1960s and the remains of her rest today on a depth of 18 to 30 meter in Morto Bay.

Former names:
HMS Majestic

421,0 x 75,0 x 27,0 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
16060 displ Portsmouth ( UK ) 1895  ( UK )

  40°02′30″ N 26°11′02″ E

Picture: HMS Majestic
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Underwater Video
"HMS Majestic sank at right angles to the shore in Morto Cove, so while its bow lies in 18 metres of water, its stern lies on sand at a depth of 29 metres. In the 1960`s, divers unfortunately dismantled the most interesting sections of this huge wreck, but the crow's nest can still be seen lying 10 metres off"