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HMS Hercules

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1869.Balanced Rudder designed by Edward James Reed.

1869 Construction of a ship bearing the name HMS Hercules, sister of HMS Bellerophon

1910 A new battleship of the Dreadnought class, bearing the name Hercules, was constructed by Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Co; her sister ships included HMS Colossus and HMS Neptune

Article on the history of the ship, later named Fisgard II.[1]

1945 An aircraft carrier was constructed with this name

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