HMS Superb, 1914
HMS Superb as she appeared in 1914.
The 4in guns were removed from the fore turret and remounted in the superstructure in enclosed mounts above the forward pair or 4in guns. The searchlights onboard Superb were remounted in a similar pattern as Bellerophon, and the bridgework was extended. The topgallants were removed, stepping down the masts, and a rangefinder was fitted on the amidships turret. At the outbreak of hostilities, the identifying funnel bands were painted over. During the winter of 1914-1915, Superb was painted with an experimental camouflage scheme.
In 1914, with war looming, Superb was redeployed to Scapa Flow with the rest of the 1st Battle Squadron, Home Fleet.