Saturday, 1 April 2017

Personnel at board of British battleship HMS Warspite protested against refusing leave according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1937 no. 7

Queen Elizabeth-class

An item referred to the magazine Marine Rundschau dated October 1937 reporting that a rumour that the weekend leave would be refused resulted in not permitted acting of petty officers. The leave was for Chatham which was her homeport. After an examination by a court martial were 9-10 men transferred, 3 dismissed and the 1st officer, a captain, a naval lieutenant and a captain of the marines replaced.(1)

1. Of the Queen Elizabeth-class. Pennant 03. Laid down at the HMD Dockyard Devonport, England on 31 October 1912, launched on 26 November 1913, commissioned on 8 March 1915, modernized in 1924 and March 1934-March 1937, decommissioned on 1 February 1945,while underway to be broken up run aground at Prussian Cove around 19 April 1947. Efforts to salvage her in 1950 were not successful and after she was finally beached off St. Michael’s Mount {Marazion, England] and there broken up.