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Jutland - HMS Invincible (sinking of)

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 HMS Invincible was a battlecruiser of the Royal Navy, the lead ship of her class of three, and the first battlecruiser to be built by any country in the world. In March 1913, she collided with the Submarine C-34. At the beginning of the First World War, she took part in the action at the Battle of Heligoland Bight on 28 August 1914, before being sent along with her sister HMS Inflexible to the South Atlantic where she fought in the first Battle of the Falkland Islands on 8 December 1914. In this battle, she fired off 513 12 inch shells at the enemy. At the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916, she was the flagship of the 3rd Battlecruiser Squadron. She was hit in her Q turret by a salvo from Luetzow, which blew the roof off the turret over the side. It was either this shell hit which caused a flash down the magazine or a second shell in the same salvo that penetrated the armour and exploded in the magazine, causing a massive explosion. The ship broke in two and sank with the loss of all but six of her crew of 1,021. One of the survivors, Gunnery Officer Hubert Dannreuther, was the godson of composer Richard Wagner, while another was a Royal Marine stationed inside Q turret. Admiral Hood was among the dead.

Of those brethren lost their lives at Jutland, 16 of which were members of UNITED SERVICE LODGE No 1428.

 Rank Initials Surname Died Lodge
  W.H. BAXTER 31-05-1916 Beacon Court No. 1967
Per Mare per Terram No. 3609
 C.P.O. W.J. BEST 31-05-1916 United Service No. 1428
Zetland No. 515
 Cpl. W. BOWDITCH 31-05-1916 Daintree No. 2938
 Cpl. J. CLAPSON 31-05-1916 Metham No. 1205
St Clair No. 2074
 E.R.A A.M. DUNNAWAY 31-05-1916 United Service No. 1428
 E.R.A A.G. EMBLING 31-05-1916 United Service No. 1428
 Mech. A.E. HARRIS 31-05-1916 United Service No. 1428
 Shipwt. H. HARVEY 31-05-1916 Elms No. 1212
 Ch. Gnr W.C. HUNT 31-05-1916 United Brethren No. 1923
  T.A.J. JOHNSON 31-05-1916 United Service No. 1428
 P.O. O. JONES 31-05-1916 Anglesea No. 1113
 Lt. J.T. LE SEELLEUR 31-05-1916 Prince of Wales No. 1003
 Ch. Boat. F. LUKER 31-05-1916 Portsmouth No. 487
 Cdr. Engr. R. MAIN 31-05-1916 Phoenix No. 257
 Mech. W. MELVIN 31-05-1916 United Service No. 1428
 L.St. F. MORTIMER 31-05-1916 Star In The East No. 650
 P.O. H.A. POTTER 31-05-1916 King's Navy No. 2901

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