HMS Lion at the Battle of Jutland

HMS Lion at the Battle of Jutland

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. This community includes all those who served in HMS Lion at Jutland. To share, or request, information, please email: gerrycostellofww[at]gmail.com

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  • Born 1897

    Royal Navy J23222 Able Seaman HMS LION

  • Born 1897

    Royal Navy Lieutenant

    Royal Navy Midshipman HMS LION

  • Profile picture for John Graham

    Born 1885

    Royal Navy M11722 Engine Room Artificer 4th Class HMS LION

  • Profile picture for Alfred James Hood

    Born 1888

    Royal Navy K875 Leading Stoker HMS LION

  • Born 1885

    Royal Navy 347947 Electrical Artificer 2nd Class HMS LION

  • Born 1898

    Royal Navy J37383 Boy 1st Class HMS LION

  • Born 1899

    Royal Navy 2117 Musician Royal Marines Band - HMS LION

  • Profile picture for James Irving Bell

    Born 1887

    Died 1916

    Royal Navy 11670 Royal Marine Artillery

    Royal Navy RMA/11670 Gunner Royal Marine Artillery HMS 'Lion'

  • Profile picture for Arnold Scott

    Born 1895

    Royal Navy 15989 Private Royal Marine Light Infantry: Plymouth Division: HMS LION

  • Profile picture for Albert George Tyler

    Born 1894

    Royal Navy J6146 Able Seaman HMS LION

  • Born 1896

    Royal Navy J45360 Ordinary Seaman HMS LION

  • Born 1896

    Royal Navy J14615 Leading Signalman HMS LION

  • Born 1870

    Royal Navy 173591 Stoker 1st Class HMS Lion

  • Born 1899

    Royal Navy Lieutenant Commander

    Royal Navy Lieutenant

  • Born 1878

    Royal Navy 289288 Mechanician HMS Lion

  • Born 1884

    Royal Navy Acting Gunner

    Royal Navy Gunner HMS Lion

  • Born 1880

    Royal Navy 190561 Petty Officer HMS Lion

  • Born 1886

    Royal Navy 220008 Yeoman of Signals HMS LION

  • Born 1898

    Royal Navy J38960 Boy 1st Class HMS LION

  • Born 1897

    Royal Navy J36557 Ordinary Seaman HMS LION