Person:Montague Barrett (1)

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Montague Herbert Barrett
d.31 May 1916
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Name Montague Herbert Barrett
Gender Male
Birth? c 1895 Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England
Census? 1901 Broadwinsor, Dorset, England
Death[1] 31 May 1916 Battle of Jutland
Cause of Death[1] Lost at Sea
Military[1] 31 May 1916 Engine Room Artificer 4th Class, H.M.S. "Defence."

H.M.S. Defence

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'HMS Defence' was a armoured cruiser built for the Royal Navy in the mid-1900s. She was the last armoured cruiser built for the Royal Navy. She was stationed in the Mediterranean when the First World War began and participated in the pursuit of the German battlecruiser and light cruiser . Defence was transferred to the Grand Fleet in January 1915 and remained there for the rest of her career.

Defence was sunk on 31 May 1916 during the Battle of Jutland, the largest naval battle of the war. Escorting the main body of the Grand Fleet, the ship was fired upon by one German battlecruiser and four dreadnoughts as she attempted to engage a disabled German light cruiser. She was struck by two salvoes from the German ships that detonated her rear magazine. The fire from that explosion spread to the ship's secondary magazines, which exploded in turn. There were no survivors.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 In Memory of Engine Room Artificer 4th Class MONTAGUE HERBERT BARRETT, M/12359, H.M.S. "Defence.", Royal Navy who died on 31 May 1916 Remembered with honour Plymouth Naval Memorial. (Commonwealth War Graves Commission)