The bow and stern of HMS Invincible standing upright on the bed of the North Sea after being sunk during the Battle of Jutland

The bow and stern of HMS Invincible standing upright on the bed of the North Sea after being sunk during the Battle of Jutland

The bow and stern of HMS Invincible sticking out of the water as the battlecruiser sinks 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 was taken from HMS Benbow and shows the destroyer HMS Badger moving in to rescue survivors.

(Photo Crown Copyright, Imperial War Museum SP 2470)

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