HMS BARHAM | The Battle of Jutland - Centenary Initiative
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HMS BARHAM

HMS Barham was one of five fast battleships of the Queen Elizabeth class.

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HMS Barham leading the 5th Battle Squadron in heav weather (private collection)

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HMS Barham at anchor in Scapa Flow (private collection)

She was commissioned on August 1915, and at Jutland, as Rear Admiral Sir Hugh Evan-Thomas’ flagship received six hits. With one of her sister ships, HMS Valiant, the two made 23-24 hits on evenmy ships during the battle, mostly in the so-called “Run to the North”.

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Rear-Admiral Sir Hugh Evan-Thomas (private collection) with his beloved “Jutland Jack”

Her end in the Mediterranean in the Second World War was as a result of a torpedo attack. The full explosion was horrific and captured on film from rolling over to catastrphic explosion

Imperial War Museum HMS Barham community :
https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/community/2315

Pathé Newreel footage of HMS Barham explosion :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdrISbwy_zI