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From: Paul Benyon <>
Subject: Re: [Mar] HMS Commonwealth & HMS Lord Nelson
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 01:21:40 +0100
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Hi Alan

Regret only snapshot in time: according to the Navy List for Aug 1914
HMS COMMONWEALTH, a 16,350 ton Battleship (built by Vickers and
completed 1905), formed a part of the Third Battle Squadron, and had
recently been recommissioned at Sheerness on 23rd June 1914.

Jane's Fighting Ships for 1919 lists Lord Nelson as being on the "for
sale list"



On Tue, 16 Oct 2001 13:30:44 EDT, you wrote:

>My Maternal grandfather, John William Cracknell, served on the Commonwealth
>between June 1914 and August 1917 and the Lord Nelson between September 1917
>and May 1919. Can any one advise on the service/actions which these two
>battleships would have been involved in at that time.
>Alan Peggs

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