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HMS Devastation |
Laid Down : 12th November 1869
Launched : 12th July 1871
Completed : 19th April 1873
Type : Battleship
Class : Devastation
Builder : Portsmouth
Country : UK
Fate : Sold 12th May 1908.
HMS Devastation built at Portsmouth and launched 12th July 1871. The idea of Sir E J Reed of the Admiralty as an improvement on the old Prince Albert design. in 1881 Devastation was refitted with improvements in ventilation, and an overhaul of machinery. Devastation underwent modernization in 1890-92 and old guns were replaced with quick-firers and breechloaders. HMS Devastation was removed from the Navy List in 1907, being sold in May 1908. Armament: four 29 ton guns, six 6 pounder guns and eight 3 pounder quick firers with a partial belt of armour from 12ins to10 ins. Displacement: 9,330 tons. I.H.P: 7,000. Length: 285 ft. Beam: 62ft 3 ins. Max Draught: 27ft 6ins. Speed: 14 knots (after modernisation). Complement: 410.
Extract from the Naval and Military Gazette :
HMS Devastation Photos for Sale
The Devastation the Portguard ship at Devonport
The Company of the Devastation 1896.
HMS Devastation, 1873.
HMS Devastation, 1873.
HMS Devastation, in dock, 1873.
Photos Submitted Through Our Directory
HMS Devastation at Devonport.
Flying the flag of Admiral the Hon Sir Edmund Fremantle, who had just taken up the office of Commander-in-Chief in 1896 at Devonport.
HMS Devastation - Ship's Boat
Commander Alexander E Stewart in a ship's boat at Devonport dockyard.
Captain Burnard and Non-Commissioned Officers, Marines, 1896.
HMS Devastation - Petty Officers, 1896.
Returning from her Gibraltar service c.1902.
Timeline Entries :
12th July 1871 - Launched
16th August 1889 - On Manoeuvres off Ireland
26th March 1890 - Coastguard ship at Queensferry
3rd July 1890 - Refitting at Portsmouth
16th July 1896 - Sailed Falmouth Roads
16th July 1896 - Arrived Portland
26th June 1897 - Capt. W.H. Henderson in Command
26th June 1897 - Fleet Review celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria
1899 - Mediterranean and Red Sea Fleet
1900 - Mediterranean and Red Sea Fleet
1901 - Mediterranean and Red Sea Fleet
20th March 1901 - At Gibraltar
16th August 1902 - Coronation Review at Spithead
16th August 1902 - Capt. G.L. Solater in Command
1908 - Sold
Database Currently Holds : 6273 ships and 6288 crew!
Last edited : 14:15, November 21, 2012
By : kc
First Added : 15:31, February 28, 2011
By : kc
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