St Vincent class expanded to include Vanguard after the Hague Conference could not reach an understanding.
Suffered a fatal cordite explosion while at anchor in Scapa Flow on July 9th 1917 with 843 deaths. Three men survived the explosion - an officer and two ratings - but the officer eventually died. The Imperial Japanese Navy observer, Captain Kyosuke Eto, was one of the fatalities.
Fired 42 rounds of main batteries at the Wiesbaden from 18.32 onwards. She claimed two or more hits. Between 19:20 and 19:30 engaged several German destroyer Flotillas with no results. In total she fired 65 HE and 15 CPC plus a further 10 4" secondary battery shells during the battle.
Ready for action after dock repairs
Captain James D. Dick
823 (Wiki 753 in 1910)
Displacement full Load (tons)