The County Hotel in 1925
The County Hotel in all its glory - 1925

About The County Hotel

The County Hotel is a historic landmark based in the heart of Immingham, Lincolnshire. Our hotel features over 30 modern clean rooms with a variety of sizes from single, double and twin but even with the option of having an En suite. The County is also home to a professional welcoming team that will make your stay pleasant and fulfilling. If you’re into sports then we have an incredible sports bar which you can view all the latest games on. Our food has had many positive reviews so we offer a wide selection on our menu and make sure its right for you.

Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma

Admiral of the Fleet Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (born Prince Louis of Battenberg; 25 June 1900 – 27 August 1979) was a British Royal Navy officer and statesman, an uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and second cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth II. During the Second World War, he was Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia Command (1943–1946). He was the last Viceroy of India (1947) and the first Governor-General of independent India (1947–1948).

From 1954 to 1959, Mountbatten was First Sea Lord, a position that had been held by his father, Prince Louis of Battenberg, some forty years earlier. Thereafter he served as Chief of the Defence Staff until 1965, making him the longest-serving professional head of the British Armed Forces to date. During this period Mountbatten also served as Chairman of the NATO Military Committee for a year.

In 1979, Mountbatten, his grandson Nicholas, and two others were assassinated by a bomb set by members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army, hidden aboard his fishing boat in Mullaghmore, County Sligo, Ireland.

HMS Kelly

HMS Kelly was a K-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy and flotilla leader of her class. She served through the early years of the Second World War; in Home Waters, off Norway, and in the Mediterranean. Throughout her service, Kelly was commanded by Lord Louis Mountbatten. She was lost in action in 1941 during the Battle of Crete. In addition, Mountbatten served as commander of the 5th Destroyer Flotilla. When the HMS Kelly was going repairs it was located in the Humber Graving Docks, Immingham. During the times of its repairs, Lord Louis Mountbatten was saying at the County Hotel.

Mountbatten Memorabilia comes home to County

A Relative of Lord Mountbatten has lent items from her estate to the Immingham hotel where he set up temporary Naval headquarters during the Second World War. Lady Brabourne made the journey from Hampshire to The County Hotel, in Pelham Road, to give six items from the family’s collection of Mountbatten memorabilia to owner Willie Weir.

The items, which are on long-term loan, include a Naval officer’s cap worn by Lord Mountbatten during his period as Supreme Allied Commander of South East Asia from 1943 to 1946.

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Lord Mountbatten of Burma
The Earl Mountbatten of Burma, 1976 Photograph by Allan Warren
HMS Kelly undergoing repairs in Immingham
HMS Kelly undergoing repairs in Immingham