1911 - Coronation Fleet Review at Spithead
24th June. Coronation Review at Spithead by King George V. Altogether there were 165 vessels including 32 battleships, 25 armoured cruisers, 8 protected cruiser, 4 light cruisers, 67 destroyers, 12 torpedo boats and 8 submarines. These vessels constituted the “Home Guard” and not one had been specifically commissioned for the occasion.
On arrival at the Harbour Station, the King and Queen were greeted by over 50.000 people as they made their way to South Railway Jetty. At night the whole fleet was illuminated by electric lighting.