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HMS Vengeance, built by Vickers, launched 25th July 1899. Arrived at Dover for breaking up, 9th January 1923. The first ironclad HMS Vengeance was the Canopus class battleship she saw service during World War I in the Mediterranean and for a time in 1915 was Vice Admiral de Robeck’s flagship during the Dardanelles campaign. War Service -
  • 7th Battle Squadron Channel Fleet
  • 25 August 1914: took part in transport Plymouth Marine Battalion to Ostend.
  • November 1914: detached to Alexandria as guard ship and then to Cape Verde-Canary Islands.
  • 22 January 1915: transferred to Dardanelles.
  • 18 February 1915: bombardment of forts.
  • 18 March 1915: attack on inner forts.
  • 25 April 1915: supported landings.
  • 19 May 1915: supported Anzac positions.
  • 25 May 1915: unsuccessfully attacked by German submarine.
  • July-December 1915: refitted at Devonport.
  • 1916-February 1917: East Africa.
  • February 1917-February 1918: in reserve.
  • February-April 1918: used for experiments with anti-flash equipment.
  • May 1918: onwards disarmed and used as store ship.
  • 1921: sold for scrap.

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