Definitions for "HMS Orion"
Keywords:  orion, hms, navy, battleship, royal
The HMS Orion was a Leander class light cruiser which served in the Royal Navy during World War II.
Eight ships of the British Royal Navy have been named HMS Orion, after the hunter Orion of Greek mythology.
HMS Orion was a battleship of the Royal Navy, launched in 1910, the lead ship of her class and the first "super-dreadnought". In World War I she served in the 2nd Battle Squadron of the Grand Fleet based at Scapa Flow and fought at the battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916, suffering no damage. Orion was the first battleship of the Royal Navy to adopt the superfiring turret layout pioneered by the US Navy in the South Carolina class battleships.