Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 131,540 pages of information and 209,008 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
HMS Black Prince
1859-60 Robert Napier and Sons lost money on construction of their first ironclad warship, HMS Black Prince, because of the difficulty of manufacturing wrought iron armour plate to the Admiralty specification. She was launched in 1862.
1904 The Thames Iron Works, Shipbuilding and Engineering Co built a cruiser by name of Black Prince.