Tag: HMS Vanguard

November 30 – Roll of Honour

On This Day in 1944, the last and largest Royal Navy Battleship, and the last Battleship in the world was launched. The then Princess Elizabeth launched HMS Vanguard at Clydebank. She was over 50,000 tonnes at full load and capable of over 30 Knots….

July 9 – HMS Vanguard sunk by accidental explosions

The Vanguard Memorial in Lyness cemetery is dedicated to all those who died in HMS Vanguard on July 9, 1917. The battleship was destroyed while at Scapa Flow by an internal explosion. Of 845 men in Vanguard, only 2 survived. 16 from Northern Ireland…