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The Gun Deck of HMS Warrior
HMS Warrior was the first armour-plated, iron-hulled warship, built for the Royal Navy in response to the first ironclad warship, the French Gloire, launched a year earlier.

When completed in October 1861, Warrior was the largest, fastest, most heavily armed and most heavily armoured warship the world had seen. She was almost twice the size of Gloire and thoroughly outclassed the French ship in speed, armour, and gunnery.

Warrior did not introduce any radical new technology, but for the first time combined steam engines, rifled breech-loading guns, iron construction, iron armour, and the propeller in one ship, and all built to an unprecedented scale.

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hms warrior, portsmouth, ironclad, battleship, cannon

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  • trueblvr
    trueblvrover 2 years ago

    There is a group called Metallic Junktion, I just found it yesterday, and I think they would be really interested in this one…Di

  • Thanks Di Much appreciated

    – tunna

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 2 years ago

    Great info, love this angle too

  • Thanks kala.Its hard to get your mind around how it must have been for the crew

    – tunna

  • Anna Ryan
    Anna Ryanover 2 years ago

    Great shot, my brother is viewing these pics with me and he’s loving them. :)

  • Thanks Anna.Im glad that you are both enjoying them.He would really love Portsmouth.:))

    – tunna

  • Dale Lockwood
    Dale Lockwoodover 2 years ago

    Great stuff. Wonderful perspecive. Do you know the purpose of the benches? Did the crew live and sleep by their guns?

  • Thanks for the comments Dale.You are right the Gun Crews lived (ate and slept) by their guns.It really make you respect the harshness of their existence

    – tunna

  • MartinJohnson
    MartinJohnsonover 2 years ago

    The shadow is wonderful! mate

  • Thanks mate Im pretty happy with it.

    – tunna

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