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Lion-class battlecruiser

Summary
The Lion class were a pair of battlecruisers built for the Royal Navy before World War I. Nicknamed the "Splendid Cats", the ships were a significant improvement over their predecessors of the in speed, armament and armour. These improvements were in response to the German battlecruisers of the , which were in turn larger and more powerful than the first British battlecruisers of the . served as the flagship of the Grand Fleet's battlecruisers throughout World War I. She sank the German light cruiser during the Battle of Heligoland Bight in August 1914 and participated in the battles of Dogger Bank in 1915 and Jutland the following year. She was so badly damaged at the Battle of Dogger Bank that she had to be towed back to port. During the Battle of Jutland, Lion suffered a serious cordite fire that could have destroyed the ship. Her sister ship, , also played a role in the Battle of Heligoland Bight, and was then sent south to the Caribbean to intercept the Germa
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