H.M.S. Iron Duke (1870)

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H.M.S. Iron Duke (1870)
Builder: Pembroke Royal Dockyard[1]
Ordered: 1867 Estimates[2]
Laid down: 23 Aug, 1868[3]
Launched: 1 Mar, 1870[4]
Commissioned: 21 Jan, 1871[5]
Sold: 1906[6]
H.M.S. Iron Duke was one of four Audacious Class central battery ironclads completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

Commissioned at Portsmouth on 9 May, 1890 eventually to replace H.M.S. Devastation in the Coast Guard Service, Queensferry, North Britain.[7] First, however, she participated in the Annual Manoeuvres of 1890 under the command of Captain Frederick S. Vander-Meulen as part of the Hostile Fleet tasked with threatening British trade routes.[8]

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 15.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 15.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 15.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 15.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 15.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 15.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 231.
  8. "Naval Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 19, 1890; pg. 12; Issue 33068.
  9. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 10.
  10. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 219.
  11. The Navy List. (February, 1888). p. 215.
  12. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 231.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 270.


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