question about HMS Queen Elizabeth

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question about HMS Queen Elizabeth

Post by jyang » Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:22 am

Dose anyone know after Admiral Beatty took HMS QE as his flag ship of grand fleet in Dec. 1916 whether or not she was still the flag ship of 5th BS? Did Admiral Evan-Thomas move his flag back to HMS Bahram? Thanks!

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Re: question about HMS Queen Elizabeth

Post by Kyler » Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:52 pm

Bahram was Evan-Thomas's flagship at Jutland, the Queen Elizabeth was in port for an overhaul of her condensers if I remember correctly.

Beatty switched from the HMS Iron Duke to the Queen Elizabeth mainly due to him calling it "Jellicoe's Ship"
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Re: question about HMS Queen Elizabeth

Post by culverin » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:16 pm

HMS Queen Elizabeth was never the flagship of the 5BS.

From its inception in Oct 1915 and until the final day of the war HMS Barham was the only flagship of the fast squadron.

The 5BS was also the only Grand fleet squadron which comprised solely ships of the one class, the supreme Queen Elizabeths.

When first commissioned the QE was a nominal member of the 4BS, but went straight to the Med. On her return in May '16 she joined the 5BS but went straight into dockyard hands at Rosyth, subsequently missing the big contretemps on the 31st and June 1st.

On completion of her dockyard work, she rejoined the 5BS with her 4 sisters and in Feb 1917 left to become the fleet flagship,Beatty, as such she was unallocated.
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Re: question about HMS Queen Elizabeth

Post by Zaku II » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:02 pm

You will find the answer here ... of_Jutland

Short answer, it was only temporary Flagship of the Fifth Squadron after Jutland, when Barham was being repaired.
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Re: question about HMS Queen Elizabeth

Post by tone » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:09 pm

Thanks, Lynn.. I was going to post the same (I only recently edited the page you cite).

I wanted to point out that QE was flagship for somewhere between 1-2 months (the Supplements upon which my page is based only really show status quo at the top of the month, which creates a +/- 2 week fuzz in the data).


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