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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  • Profile picture for William Charles Orpin

    Born 1889

    Royal Navy K5144 Leading Stoker HMS LION

  • Born 1893

    Royal Navy K13264 Leading Stoker HMS LION

  • Born 1885

    Royal Navy 214605 Petty Officer HMS LION

  • Born 1881

    Royal Navy 296109 Stoker 1st Class HMS LION

  • Born 1896

    Royal Navy J46024 Ordinary Seaman HMS LION

  • Born 1894

    Royal Navy 15219 Private Royal Marine Light Infantry: Plymouth Division: HMS LION

  • Born 1893

    Royal Navy K11966 Stoker 1st Class HMS LION

  • Born 1899

    Royal Navy J33016 Boy 1st Class HMS LION

  • Profile picture for Hubert Frederick Day

    Born 1887

    Royal Navy 232091 Leading Seaman HMS LION

    Royal Navy 232091 Leading Seaman HMS Hindustan

    Royal Navy 232091 Leading Seaman HMS Temeraire

  • Born 1882

    Royal Navy 209120 Leading Seaman HMS LION

  • Born 1896

    Royal Navy J30417 Able Seaman HMS LION

  • Born 1886

    Royal Navy 14177 Private Royal Marine Light Infantry: Portsmouth Division: HMS LION

  • Born 1896

    Royal Navy SS116676 Stoker 1st Class HMS LION

  • Born 1892

    Royal Navy M4255 Blacksmith's Mate HMS LION

  • Born 1896

    Royal Navy 17266 Private Royal Marine Light Infantry: Plymouth Division: HMS LION

  • Born 1894

    Royal Navy J14880 Able Seaman HMS LION

  • Born 1896

    Royal Navy K23843 Stoker 1st Class HMS LION

  • Born 1896

    Royal Navy SS116648 Stoker 1st Class HMS LION

  • Born 1886

    Royal Navy 2379 Musician Royal Marines Band - HMS LION

  • Born 1891

    Royal Navy SS110071 Leading Stoker HMS LION