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HMS Britannia

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1837. An earlier ship that carried the name HMS Britannia, a 120-gun first rate ship of the line launched in 1820. She was a training ship after 1859, and broken up in 1869.

The sixth HMS Britannia was a pre-dreadnought battleship of the King Edward VII class.

1906 commissioned in September

1918 On 9 November, she was torpedoed by a German submarine off Cape Trafalgar and sank with the loss of 50 men. She was the last Royal Navy ship to be sunk in the war.

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