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HMS Captain. Masted Turret Ship.  History and photographs of 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 27TH MARCH 1869 CAPSIZED OFF CAPE FINISTERRE ON 7TH SEPTEMBER 1870 ONLY FIVE MONTHS AFTER COMMISSIONING. ONLY 17 SURVIVORS.

 

 HMS CAPTAIN At PLYMOUTH . SENT IN BY BARRY FISHER.

 

HMS Captain, 1870.

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Turret of HMS Captain, 1870.

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HMS Captain, in dock, 1870.

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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." 

Text by Barry Fisher see www.hmscaptain.co.uk for more information.

 

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