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Royal Visit to Scotland

HMS Benbow and Fairfield shipyard on the Clyde welcomes the King, Queen and Princess Mary.

Non-Fiction 1914 1 mins Silent


War was looming ever closer by July of 1914, and the state of Britain's Navy was a key concern: one reason why the King should choose now to visit Fairfield shipyard on the Clyde. The King, Queen and Princess Mary are received by Anglo-Scottish industrialist William Beardmore, who invites them on board the majestic HMS Benbow, an Iron Duke-class battleship who would serve in the Battle of Jutland.