Concept

HMS Queen (1902)

Summary
HMS Queen was a member of the of pre-dreadnought battleships built for the British Royal Navy. The Londons were near repeats of the preceding s, but with modified armour protection. Due to slight differences between Queen and and the other Londons, they are sometimes referred to as the Queen class. The ship's main battery consisted of four 12-inch (305-mm) guns, and she had top speed of . The ship was laid down in March 1901, was launched in March 1902, and was completed in March 1904. After commissioning in April 1904, she served with the Mediterranean Fleet until 1906, when she returned to Britain before embarking on another stint with the Mediterranean Fleet later that year. Queen was transferred back to the United Kingdom in 1908 and thereafter served in the Atlantic Fleet, the Home Fleet, and finally the 5th Battle Squadron of the Second Fleet in 1914. After the outbreak of the First World War in August 1914, Queen, still part of the 5th Battle Squadron, initially served in t
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