Formidable Class

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Formidable Class battleships of the Royal Navy, HMS Formidable, HMS Irresistible and HMS Implacable. Launched during 1898 and 1899, both HMS Formidable and HMS Irresistible were lost during 1915 during world war one.

Armament: four 12inch guns, twelve 6 inch guns, sixteen 12 pdr guns, two 12 pdr guns, six 3 pdr guns, 2 maxims and four torpedo tubes.   

Displacement: 15,000 tons.   Speed: 18 knots.   

Complement: 780 (flagship 810).

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HMS FORMIDABLE 17TH NOVEMBER 1898 TORPEDOED 1ST JANUARY 1915
HMS IRRESISTIBLE 15TH DECEMBER 1898 MINED 18TH MARCH 1915
HMS IMPLACABLE 3RD MARCH  1899 SOLD FOR B/U 8TH NOVEMBER 1921

HMS Implacable

HMS Implacable, 1901.

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T S H Prince & Princess Louis of Battenberg in 1902 with their children and officers of HMS Implacable.

Names left to right: H Jennings, W Kilby, A Dyson, J Tizard, C Robinson, H Brown, Hon A Coke, F Drake, F Shearme, W Egerton, H Atkinson, W Crawford.     2nd Row:- J Allen, R Lyons, J Jeffrey, F Mortimer, J Moon, F Webber, A Hotham, R Temple, F Chilton, F Buller, Hon E Boyle, F Lane-Poole, H Jelf, G Avery.     3rd Row:- M Rhodes, Rev A Moreton, W Pamphlett, Princess Victoria, Capt HSH Prince Louis, HSH Princess Louiswith PRince Albert, Princess Louise, Miss KErr, C Johnson, M Consett.     Front Row:- J Sturges, C Alexander, R Leatham, H Stoker, P MArks, M Boissier, Prince Louis, R Bevan, F Gilliat, S Beadle, J Gibbs, S Russell, HRH Prince Vudhijai of Siam, G Arbuthnot.

HMS Implacable.

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HMS Implacable.

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HMS Implacable.

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