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HMS Agamemnon - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Agamemnon

Name : HMS Agamemnon
Laid Down : 9th May 1876
Launched : 17th September 1879
Completed : 29th March 1893
Type : Battleship
Class : Ajax
Builder : Fairfield
Country : UK
Sequence : This is the 3rd ship with this name.
Pennants :
Fate : Scrapped January 1903.

HMS Agamemnon and HMS Ajax were the last major British ships to have Muzzle loading main armament but the first to have secondary armament, both being equipped with two six inch breach loading guns. these 6 inch guns were replace din in 1897 with 6 inch Quick Firing guns. Both of these ships were designed without a sailing rig compared to HMS Inflexible which was.. Major problems arose at high speed as they were difficult to keep on course which made them dangerous. some modification were made increasing the length of the stern but this did not help the situation, both ships were poor sea boats and during bad weather became very wet and uncomfortable for the crew HMS Agamemnon was built at Chatham Dockyard and laid down on the 9th May 1987 , launched 17th September 1879 and completed on the 29th march 1883.and finally broken up in 1903 Displacement: 8510 tons, Speed: 13 Knots Compliment 345. Armament: Four 12-inch Muzzle loaders, in pairs, two 6 - inch Beach Loaders, and Six 6 pounder Quick Firers. and two torpedo Tubes.

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Timeline Entries :


9th May 1876 - Laid down at Chatham Dockyard
17th September 1879 - Launched
29th March 1883 - Commissioned
August 1890 - Mediterranean and Red Sea Fleet
8th August 1890 - Arrived Salonica
16th August 1890 - Sailed Salonika for Lemnos
7th February 1891 - Sailed Candia
14th March 1891 - Sailed Athens for Smyrna
28th March 1891 - Capt. C.L. Oxley in Command
12th April 1891 - Arrived Malta
August 1891 - Mediterranean and Red Sea Fleet
10th August 1891 - Capt. Charles Johnstone in Command
1st January 1892 - Agamemnon Arrived Athens
8th January 1892 - Agamemnon Sailed Athens
February 1892 - Mediterranean and Red Sea Fleet
18th August 1892 - Ordered to the UK from the Mediterranean
9th January 1896 - At Plymouth, A Division, Reserve Fleet
January 1903 - Broken Up For Scrap

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