HMS Lion : The Royal Navy Battlecruiser’s History In Pictures Admiral Beatty’s ship at Jutland, HMS Lion is a legendary ship of the Royal Navy.
She was the lead ship of her class, the Lion-class, which were nicknamed the “Splendid Cats”.
During Jutland one of her crew would receive a posthumous Victoria Cross for ordering the flooding of his compartment to stop the spread of a fire.
After Jutland, she would be mostly relegated to patrols.
And after the war she would be placed in reserve shortly thereafter in 1920.