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HMS Captain |
Laid Down : 30th January 1867
Launched : 27th March 1869
Completed : April 1870
Type : Battleship
Builder : Laird
Country : UK
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.
HMS Captain Photos for Sale
HMS Captain, 1870.
HMS Captain, in dock, 1870.
Turret of HMS Captain, 1870.
Timeline Entries :
27th March 1869 - Launched
Database Currently Holds : 6271 ships and 6288 crew!
Last edited : 20:51, October 11, 2012
By : DataStream
First Added : 17:09, January 27, 2011
By : kc
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