Majestic HMS Add to My Archive Modify Page Content Ship Details Rig Majestic Class pre-Dreadnought Battleship Built 1895 Built In Portsmouth Tonnage 14900 Built By Portsmouth D.Y. Demise torpedoed and sunk at Dardanelles on 27/5/1915 VoyagesView Full List Description HMS Majestic was a Majestic-class pre-dreadnought battleship of the Royal Navy. Commissioned in 1895, she was the largest predreadnought launched at the time. She served with the Channel Fleet until 1904, following which she was assigned to the Atlantic Fleet. In 1907, she was part of the Home Fleet, firstly assigned to the Nore Division and then with the Devonport Division. From 1912, she was part of the 7th Battle Squadron. When World War I broke out Majestic, together with the rest of the squadron, was attached to the Channel Fleet during the early stages of the war before being detached for escort duties with Canadian troop convoys. She then had spells as a guard ship at the Nore and the Humber. In early 1915, she was dispatched to the Mediterranean for service in the Dardanelles Campaign. She participated in bombardments of Turkish forts and supported the Allied landings at Gallipoli. On 27 May 1915, she was torpedoed by a U-boat at Cape Helles, sinking with the loss of 49 men.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Majestic_(1895) (accessed on 4/4/2018) Media Upload Media Sources Reference Log of Logs, Vol 3 Location South Australian Maritime Museum Author Ian Nicholson Your Stories Your name * E-mail * Post your story * Submit Leave this field blank Share this Page Share this ship with your friends and followers online.