THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND, 31 MAY 1916
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- SP 2468
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- object name: Official photograph
- object category: Black and white
HMS INVINCIBLE explodes during the battle of Jutland after she was hit five times by shells from the German battlecruisers DERRFLINGER and LUTZOW, the last hit blowing the roof off "Q" turret and setting fire to the cordite propellant, the flash soon spread to the magazine and INVINCIBLE was ripped in two by the explosion. There were only three survivors with those killed including Rear-Admiral The Hon Horace Hood. The photograph appears to have been heavily retouched.
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