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Old 24th May 2006, 17:33
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Royal Navy WW1 Cruisers

HAS ANYONE GOT INFORMATION ON HMS VENERABLE WHICH OPERATED IN THE FAR EAST DURING WW1 LOOKING FOR A GERMAN RAIDER IN THAT AREA. SHE BELONGED TO THE 2nd FLEET,5th BATTLE SQUADRON, MY FATHER WAS AN A/B GUNNER ABOARD HER, ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE GREATFULLY RECEIVED.
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Old 24th May 2006, 17:58
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Ceylon220,

HMS Venerable was a Formidable-class battleship of the Royal Navy.
(I have seen it refered to as London and Bulwark class as well).

Laid down on 2 January 1899 at Chatham Dockyard.

Launched on 2 November 1899.

Completed on 12 December 1902, initial service as second Flagship of the Mediterranean Fleet.

October 1909 service with Atlantic Fleet after refit.

May 1912, paid off into reserve until the start of WWI when she was transferred to Dover.

May 1915 to Dardanelles, but only spent a short time there before being attached to the Italian fleet at Taranto as a depot ship.

1918 - returned to United Kingdom and spent more time as a depot ship.

June 1920 - sold for breaking up.

Two nice photos here:
http://www.maritimequest.com/warship..._venerable.htm

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Old 24th May 2006, 20:43
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Some photos of HMS VENERABLE
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A few sites worth looking at



A few sites worth looking at


http://www.worldwar1.co.uk/pre-dreadnought/hms-bulwark.html




http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=b8t5hjj11arum?dsid=2222&dekey=H MS+Venerable+%281899%29&sbid=lc07a&linktext=Venera ble


http://www.warship.get.net.pl/WBryta...le_photos.html




http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Ships/HMSVenerable.html



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Old 30th May 2006, 17:19
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Thanks to all who replied to WW1 Cruiser "Venerables" and for the great pictures, you`ve all made this ex navy man happy -----thanks again shipmates.
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