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HMS Captain - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Captain

Name : HMS Captain
Laid Down : 30th January 1867
Launched : 27th March 1869
Completed : April 1870
Type : Battleship
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Builder : Laird
Country : UK
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Fate : Foundered 7th September 1870.

HMS Captain, launched 1869 Commissioned April 1870. The first battleship for the Royal Navy designed and built privately. Captain Cowper Phipps Coles designed her with revolutionary turret guns and deliberately low freeboard. Her stability was insufficient and she rolled over in a gale. Just 17/18 men of the complement of around 500 survived.

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HMS Captain, 1870.


HMS Captain, in dock, 1870.


Turret of HMS Captain, 1870.

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27th March 1869 - Launched

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