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Boilers on HMS Warrior Portsmouth

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, royal navy, boilers

Comments

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 2 years ago

    Whenever I visit a ship I am always amazed how cramped everything is – like the mono tones

  • I know what you mean Kala,It is such a stark existence.Thanks for your comments.Cheers

    – tunna

  • Anna Ryan
    Anna Ryanover 2 years ago

    Interesting shot, I like the B/W in this scene. Great work! :)

  • Thanks Anna.The B&W seemed to be the way to go.Glad that you liked it

    – tunna

  • Dale Lockwood
    Dale Lockwoodover 2 years ago

    Great capture! Very cool history!

  • Thanks very much Dale.I love this in B&W.She is certainly a grand old lady.Cheers

    – tunna

  • MartinJohnson
    MartinJohnsonover 2 years ago

    I went on this ship many many years ago when on leave from the army with a girl friend …. amazed it is still there …. nice shot mate

  • Thanks mate. Shes still there and an awesome sight.She is such a balance between the age of steam and sail.

    – tunna

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