BORN HULL 29/1/1893. SON OF ALICE (1864-1941) & THE LATE JAMES JACKSON ABOVE. NAVAL RECORDS. ONE OF SEVEN CHILDRE. SERVED AS A STOKER FIRST CLASS, WITH THE ROYAL NAVY, ON HMS "INVINCIBLE". KILLED AT THE JUTLAND NAVAL BATTLE, ON 31/05/1916, AGED 23.
HMS Invincible was a battlecruiser of the Royal Navy, the lead ship of her class of three, and the first battlecruiser to be built by any country in the world.
The ship was built at Sir W. G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co., Ltd on Tyneside. She was laid down on 2 April 1906, and launched at 3 p.m. on 13 April 1907 by Lady Allendale. The Battleship HMS Invincible participated in three major battles: the Battle of Heligoland Bight in August 1914, the Battle of the Falklands in December 1914, sinking the 2 armoured cruisers SMS Gneisenau and SMS Scharnhorst and in the Battle of Jutland in 1916, in which she sank.
HMS Invincible, British, in the battle of Jutland. HMS Invicible became became the third of Britain´s battleships to explode after a German shell penetrated a turret at 18.33.
After the war, the wreckage was located in 1919 by a minesweeper at 57-02-40 N/ 06-07-15.E in 180 feet (55 m) down. Invincible was blown in half by the midships explosion, and the pieces of the ship rest on a sandy bottom near each other, the stern right-side up and the bow upside-down.
The roof of the aft 12 inch turret is missing, the guns still loaded. She is protected as a War Grave, though her propellers have already been removed by looters.