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HMS Warrior

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1859 The second ship in the Royal Navy to bear the name HMS Warrior was laid down on May 25th, 1859, at the Thames Ironworks, Blackwall, a sister vessel, the Black Prince, being put in hand at Glasgow somewhat later.

In those days they were justly regarded as mighty ships, for the Warrior was 380ft. long between perpendiculars and displaced 9210 tons.

Her engines, built by Penn, were of the horizontal single-expansion type, developing on trial nearly 5500 horse-power and driving the ship at the then remarkable speed of 14.36 knots.[1]

1860 HMS Warrior, the Royal Navy's first ironclad ship of the line, was launched.

1902 She became a depot ship

1904 Renamed HMS Vernon III

1905 The third ship to bear the name HMS Warrior was a HMS Duke of Edinburgh-class armoured cruiser launched in 1905.

1916 She was disabled at the battle of Jutland in 1916 and foundered a day later.

1923 The Vernon III was hulked as HMS Warrior in 1923.

1979 Portsmouth was the second Warrior's home port for her entire Naval career, as she was part of the Channel Fleet. She was handed over for preservation as Warrior and is preserved at Portsmouth; she has been restored and is open to visitors.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1924/08/22