Sunday, 16 April 2017

British battleship HMS Orion starting with trials according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch nieuwsblad dated 12 September 1911


An item reported that world’s largest battleship the British HMS Orion left Portsmouth, England to execute her trials.(1)

1. Of the Orion-class. Laid down at the Portsmouth Dockyard on 29 November 1909, launched on 20 August 1910, sea trials begun in September 1911, commissioned on 2 January 1912, seagoing gunnery training ship stationed at Portland since June 1921, paid off on 12 April 1922, decided to dispose her as a result of the Washington Treaty, sold to shipbreakers firm Cox and Danks on 19 December 1922 and broken up at Upnor in February 1923.