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]

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  • Born 1898

    Royal Navy J31483 Boy 1st Class HMS LION

  • Born 1873

    Died 1962

    Royal Navy Warrant Engineer

    Royal Navy Artificer Engineer HMS LION

  • Born 1888

    Royal Navy 13537 Royal Marine Light Infantry: Portsmouth Division

    Royal Navy 440 Musician Royal Marines Band - HMS LION

  • Born 1887

    Died 1916

    Royal Navy 11505 Gunner Royal Marine Artillery - HMS LION

  • Profile picture for David Richard Beatty

    Born 1871

    Died 1936

    Royal Navy Ad Sub Lieutenant

    Royal Navy Lieutenant

    Royal Navy Commander

  • Born 1895

    Died 1979

    Royal Navy K17308 Stoker 1st class HMS Lion

    Royal Navy K17308 Stoker 2nd Class HMS LION

  • Profile picture for Stewart Magee Walker

    Born 1892

    Died 1944

    Royal Navy Naval Cadet

    Royal Navy Midshipman

    Royal Navy Sub Lieutenant

  • Born 1888

    Died 1971

    Royal Navy Lieutenant

    Royal Navy Commander

    Royal Navy Captain