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TITLE
HMS Agincourt
EXTERNAL ID
PAWA0000144
PLACENAME
N/A
DATE OF IMAGE
c.1918
PERIOD
1910s
CREATOR
David Whyte Studio
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
21467
KEYWORDS
wars
ships
Royal Navy
HMS Agincourt

During World War I, most of the British fleet was based in Rosyth, Scapa or Invergordon. This is the Agincourt, launched in January 1913. She was the last British 12-inch gunned ship and carried the largest number of heavy guns of any warship afloat. Her original name was 'Rio de Janeiro' and she was owned by the Brazilian government. Ten months after she was launched she was sold to the Turkish government and re-named 'Sultan Osman I'. While docking at Devonport in 1914 she was detained and taken over, renamed 'Agincourt' and modified for war service. She enjoyed the reputation of being one of the Navy's most comfortable ships


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HMS Agincourt

1910s

wars; ships; Royal Navy

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

David Whyte Collection, Highland Photographic Archive

During World War I, most of the British fleet was based in Rosyth, Scapa or Invergordon. This is the Agincourt, launched in January 1913. She was the last British 12-inch gunned ship and carried the largest number of heavy guns of any warship afloat. Her original name was 'Rio de Janeiro' and she was owned by the Brazilian government. Ten months after she was launched she was sold to the Turkish government and re-named 'Sultan Osman I'. While docking at Devonport in 1914 she was detained and taken over, renamed 'Agincourt' and modified for war service. She enjoyed the reputation of being one of the Navy's most comfortable ships <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.