HMS Terror

HMS Terror (I03)

HMS Terror (I03)

The HMS Terror (I 03) was a heavily armored gunship monitor which served the Royal Navy in the two World Wars. Class was the

Erebus and were noted for their particular profile.

Its particular name as well as your class is in memory of HMS Terror that made ​​an Antarctic expedition in 1840 led by Captain James Clark Ross.


HMS Terror was designed as a coastal ship amphibious support and not to be used as a naval unit at sea, was the ninth vessel in the Royal Navy to bear this name, launched in the shipyard Harland and Wolff in Scotland in 1915, along with the Erebus at the time of her launch was the most heavily armored monitors the world. His profile was very characteristic silhouette introducing massive conferred by its main artillery located in the middle and slightly high sponson bow coupled with a high tripod mast inmmediatamente located behind the armored conning tower. The barbette and the tower was originally designed to Furious later converted aircraft carrier. Bulgues also was equipped with torpedo which later would be very effective.

During the First World War, HMS Terror participated as a coastal battleship operating against the Germans stationed in Belgium. The October 19, 1917 was attacked and torpedoed by German torpedo destroying part of their bulges, but not sinking it made ​​ran aground off the coast of Dunkirk before being taken under tow and repairs for three months in Portsmouth. In September of that year with her ​​sister ship provided artillery support in the fourth Battle of Ypres. After the war came to be used as a training ship gunner and then went to the reserve.

During World War II, HMS Terror was led by Commander Henry John Haynes, who would be his only major at this time, was sent to Singapore in 1939 in support of the policy of the gunners and then be assigned to the Mediterranean in support of the defenses of the island of Malta and Operation Compass, supporting the 4th and 7th British Armoured Division against the Italian army stationed in Libya bombing providing coverage. Additionally served as a ship – British Army tank.

The February 22, 1941, HMS Terror was marked by a Ju-88 observation outside Benghazi, the report prompted the output radiated five Junkers Ju 88-E with the sole purpose to sink and which reached 90 nautical miles west of Tobruk being subjected to bombing which severely damaged her stern to such an extent that he left the ship he tried to tow, but sank on the morning of February 23, 1941 just 15 miles Darnah off the coast of Libya while attempting to reach the harbor of Alexandria in Egypt.

Warships of the 1900s

Monitors the UK

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