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{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Edward Henry Howard|nick=Edward H. Howard|appt=9 May, 1878<ref>Howard Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/36/1861.|}} f. ?.</ref>|end=15 June, 1878<ref>Howard Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/36/1861.|}} f. ?.</ref>|note=may have stayed on after 15 June?}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Walter James Hunt-Grubbe|nick=Sir Walter J. Hunt-Grubbe|appt=20 April, 1882{{NLMar83|p. 241}}|end=6 March, 1885}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Walter James Hunt-Grubbe|nick=Sir Walter J. Hunt-Grubbe|appt=20 April, 1882{{NLMar83|p. 241}}|end=6 March, 1885}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Richard Duckworth-King|nick=Richard D. King|appt=17 July, 1885{{NLSep85|p. 238}}|end=}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Richard Duckworth-King|nick=Richard D. King|appt=17 July, 1885{{NLSep85|p. 238}}|end=}}
{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Ernest Rice|nick=Ernest Rice|appt=18 August, 1887{{NLFeb88|p. 231}}|end=14 March1889}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Ernest Rice|nick=Ernest Rice|appt=18 August, 1887{{NLFeb88|p. 231}}|end=8 April, 1889|note=wrecked her on 14 March 1889}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Count Frederick Cosmeto Metaxa|nick=Count F. C. Metaxa|appt=8 July, 1896{{NMI|Thursday, Jul 09, 1896; pg. 11; Issue 34938}}|end=|note=for [[Annual Manoeuvres of 1896]]}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{CommRN}} ('''N''')|name=Lewis Frederick Blackburn|nick=Lewis F. Blackburn|appt=22 January, 1902{{NLMay02|p. 304}}|end=|note=I am not convinced he was in command}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{CommRN}} ('''N''')|name=Lewis Frederick Blackburn|nick=Lewis F. Blackburn|appt=22 January, 1902{{NLMay02|p. 304}}|end=|note=I am not convinced he was in command}}
 
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Latest revision as of 13:49, 22 March 2020

H.M.S. Sultan (1870)
Builder: Chatham Royal Dockyard[1]
Laid down: 29 Feb, 1868[2]
Launched: 31 May, 1870[3]
Commissioned: 10 Oct, 1871[4]
Sold: 1946[5]

H.M.S. Sultan was a central-battery ironclad completed for the Royal Navy in 1871.

Design & Construction

Armament

Service

Sultan commissioned at Portsmouth on 20 April, 1882 for service in the Channel Squadron.[6]

Sultan departed Malta's Grand Harbour on 6 March 1889 to conduct gunnery and torpedo exercises in Comino Channel near Gozo island. After firing five torpedoes and mindfully setting buoys to mark a five fathom depth line, she unexpectedly ran aground at six knots on a rock 600 yards offshore that would prove to be missing from all charts on board. Men were removed by other vessels which responded, but the ship was impaled on a pinnacle of rock. Efforts to refloat her failed, and she sank on the 14th, leaving her masts above water. The ship was surprisingly salvaged in August and sent to Portsmouth after temporary repairs in Malta. Captain Ernest Rice was reprimanded for being so near shore, but the deficiencies in his charts were acknowledged.[7]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 16.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 14.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 14.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 14.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 14.
  6. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 238.
  7. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. pp. 13, 14.
  8. Howard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36/1861. f. ?.
  9. Howard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36/1861. f. ?.
  10. The Navy List. (March, 1883). p. 241.
  11. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 238.
  12. The Navy List. (February, 1888). p. 231.
  13. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jul 09, 1896; pg. 11; Issue 34938.
  14. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 304.



Central Battery Ironclad H.M.S. Sultan
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