HMS Lion

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HMS Lion was the Flagship of the Battle Cruiser Fleet under Vice Admiral David Beatty. During the Battlecruiser engagement at around 4pm, HMS Lion was hit on the midships Q turret, killing or wounding all within. Prompt action by Major Harvey RM in ordering the flooding of the magazine prevented the loss of the ship and earned him a posthumous VC. In the continuing battle, Lion was hit a total of 14 times, resulting in 100 dead (of which around half were Royal Marines) and 51 wounded.


HMS Lion Links

  1. HMS Lion Crew List
  2. HMS Lion Crew List (Photographs)
  3. A Street Near You
  4. Wikipedia
  5. IWM Permanent Digital Memorial
  6.  Register of Killed and Wounded Page 239 (B to K)
  7.  Register of Killed and Wounded Page 240 (K to W, 2 Canteen Assistants)
  8.  Register of Killed and Wounded Page 241 ( )
  9.  Register of Killed and Wounded Page 242 ( )
  10. List of ships