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HMS Vulcan

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c.1847 HMS Vulcan, an early Iron warship, was the first vessel launched from C. J. Mare and Co's yard on the east side of Bow Creek

1889 Another HMS Vulcan was launched from Portsmouth Dockyard; she was a twin-screw torpedo depot ship, designed to accompany a torpedo flotilla to sea, carrying on her deck a number of torpedo boats and their equipment, together with a full complement of stores for mining and countermining. She was the second of the Hecla class.

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