HMS London (1902) BB (9th)
This HMS London, the ninth to carry the name, was name ship for the London Class (1902) of five
Built at Portsmouth Dockyard, laid down Dec-1898, launched 21-Sep-1899 and completed June-1902.
She was Flagship of the Coronation Review 1902, following which she joined the Mediterranean Fleet until 1907.
After a refit she served with the Channel, Atlantic and Home Fleets, joining the 5th Battle Squadron in 1912.
On the outbreak of WW1 she was with the Channel Fleet until early 1915 when she joined the Dardanelles force.
Converted to a minelayer May-1918 and able to carry 240 mines, plus a reduced gun armament of 3 x 6in guns and 1 x 4in gun.
She continued with the Mediterranean Fleet until 1919, when she joined the Reserve Fleet.
Sold 04-Jun-1920 and broken up in Germany.
Won the Battle Honour: Dardanelles 1915.
Other HMS London
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24 August, 2012.
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