The Lions were intended to rectify the faults of the Indefatigables of poor protection, and to mount 13.5" guns with full broadsides. However, the speed required meant that the ships were much larger then their predecessors, and protection again suffered. Lion was hit by 11 heavy shells at Jutland. One hit Q turret, and the ship was saved only by flooding the magazine. After the battle of Coronel, Princess Royal was sent to the eastern end of the Panama Canal in case von Spee attempted to escape through it. She received 9 heavy hits at Jutland.
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Posted by Bob H on May 14th 2020
The Lion Class hull from BC can also be turned into a Tiger Class ship. The Tiger Class has a better gun placement. Both classes are fast but not very maneuverable. Their large size makes for an easy built.
Posted by Clark Ward on Dec 14th 2019
My Lion hull is still strong 15 years after it was made! The flat hull sides are very easy to sheet, too. Outstanding beginner ship.