The HMS Queen Mary was completed on 4 September 1913 by the British Royal Navy and was the last battlecruiser to be completed before the onset of World War I. She was the first battlecruiser to place her officers' quarters in their traditional location, the stern of the ship, rather than closer to their action stations amidships. In addition she was the first to mount a sternwalk.
At load she displaced 27,200 tons and was marginally larger than her Lion class predecessors. The only one of her kind, the HMS Queen Mary joined the 1st Battlecruiser Squadron under the command of Rear Admiral Beatty. She was sunk at the Battle of Jutland on 31 May, 1916.
Today, she lies intact and upside-down on the bottom of the North Sea, and as the final resting place of 1,257 officers and men, has been declared a protected place under the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986.
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This series focuses on the construction of famous ships- battleships, carriers, cruisers, and submarines. With ground-breaking 3D imagery, each corner, angle, and dimension of the ship is viewable. With various close-up views, and each 3D image based on actual technical scale drawings and photographs, this makes an exceptional reference tool. Information on the design, development and combat history of each vessel is also included.