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HMS Inflexible - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Inflexible

Name : HMS Inflexible
Laid Down : 24th February 1874
Launched : 27th April 1876
Completed : 5th July 1881
Type : Battleship
Class :
Builder : Portsmouth
Country : UK
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Fate : Sold 15th September 1903.

HMS Inflexible, battleship of the Royal Navy. Inflexible was built at Portsmouth and launched on 27th April 1876. She was the first battleship to have submerged torpedo tubes and compound armour. She served at Alexandria engaging Forts Pharos and Ada, and was the most heavily damaged of all the ships present during the exchange. after serving as port guardship at Portsmouth she was sold in 1903. Displacement: 11,880 tons. Horse power: 6,500. Length: 320 ft. Beam: 75ft. Draught: 26' 4". Armament: Four 80ton guns, muzzle-loaders; eight 4.7 in guns, four 6 pounder guns and two 3 pounder quick firers. Partial belt of armour from 24 to 16 ins. Speed 12.8 knots. Complement: 485.

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HMS Inflexible, 1881.


HMS Inflexible, 1881.


HMS Inflexible, 1881.

Timeline Entries :


1876 - Launched
1881 - Completed
1882 - Took part in the bombardment of Alexandria
13th March 1890 - Being prepared at Portsmoputh for Portland Guardship
1st July 1890 - Capt. Kane in Command
7th July 1890 - Commissioned at Portsmouth for service in the Mediterranean
15th July 1890 - Sailed Portsmouth for trials after refit
15th July 1890 - Capt. Kane in Command
25th July 1890 - Arrived Portland
28th July 1890 - Sailed Portland
28th July 1890 - At Portland Roads
28th July 1890 - Sailed Portland for cruise
8th August 1890 - Commenced Manouvres in the Western Approaches and North Atlantic
18th August 1890 - Completed Manouvres in the Western Approaches and North Atlantic
9th October 1890 - Sailed Spithead for for the Mediterranean Station
31st December 1890 - Arrived Malta
1891 - Mediterranean and Red Sea Fleet
13th March 1891 - Arrived at Piraeus
11th April 1891 - Capt. Lewis A. Beaumont Assumed Command
23rd August 1891 - Arrived Barcelona
1892 - Mediterranean and Red Sea Fleet
23rd July 1892 - Sailed Paraeus for Limasol
8th December 1892 - At Malta
1893 - Mediterranean and Red Sea Fleet
22nd June 1893 - Near Tripoli, Lebanon
13th May 1897 - Capt. A.K. Bickford in Command
26th June 1897 - Fleet Review celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria
26th June 1897 - Capt. A.K. Bickford in Command
4th August 1897 - Portsmouth for the visit of the King of Siam
12th October 1897 - Capt A.K. Bickford in Command
1903 - Sold At Chatham

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Last edited : 21:03, October 11, 2012
By : DataStream

First Added : 15:43, February 28, 2011
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