HMS Mars (1897) BB  (7th)

This HMS Mars the seventh to carry the name, was one of nine Majestic Class battleships. 

Built by Laird Shipbuilders, laid down Jun-1894, launched 03-Mar-1896 and completed Jun-1897.

She served initially in the Mediterranean Fleet from 1897-1905, followed by a refit in which she was fitted with the first oil-burning machinery in a battleship. After refit she went to the Channel, Reserve and Home Fleets until1914, when she went to the Humber. In late 1915 her turrets were removed for use in a monitor and Mars went to the Mediterranean as a trooper. 

She paid off in 1916 and became a depot ship at Invergordon.

Sold 09-May-1921 for breaking up.

Won the Battle Honour: Dardanelles 1915-16.


Other HMS Mars
- 1st  HMS Mars
- 2nd HMS Mars
- 3rd HMS Mars
- 4th HMS Mars
- 5th HMS Mars
- 6th HMS Mars
- 7th HMS Mars

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This page last edited - 07 March, 2013.

Copyright Ian M King, except where otherwise indicated.