HMS Indefatigable (1911) BC  (5th)

This the fifth HMS Indefatigable was the name ship of a class of three battlecruisers.

She was built at Devonport Dockyard, laid down Feb-1909, launched 28-Oct-1909 and completed Feb-1911. 

Her initial deployment was to the Home Fleet from 1911-13. Then in late 1913 she joined the 2nd Battle Cruiser Squadron in the Mediterranean.

Early in WW1 she took part in the search for the Goeben and Breslau, and was also involved in the initial stages of the Dardanelles blockade. Early 1915 saw her in refit at Malta, after which she joined the 2nd Battle cruiser Squadron in the Grand Fleet. 

In action at Jutland she engaged the German battlecruiser Von der TannIndefatigable was hit several times and it is believed that one or more shots penetrated to her magazines whose explosion sank her.

Won the Battle Honour: Jutland 1916.


Other HMS Indefatigable
- 1st  HMS Indefatigable
- 2nd HMS Indefatigable
- 3rd HMS Indefatigable
- 4th HMS Indefatigable
- 5th HMS Indefatigable
- 6th HMS Indefatigable

- Indefatigable Class (1911) BC
- Specifications
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This page last edited - 15 March, 2013.

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