HMS Anson

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HMS Anson.   Royal Naval battleship of the Admiral Class.  HMS Anson 

The Anson is a steel first-class battleship of what is known as the Admiral Class, because all of the ships are named after noted Admirals. She was completed for sea in 1889. She was built at Pembroke Dockyard, and engined by Messrs. Humphreys and Tennant.   In 1896 to 1897 she had her 6 -inch BL guns replaced with 6 -inch QF's and also a tall signal mast between fore funnel and bridge

Displacement: 10,600 tons.     I.H.P: 11,500.     Length: 330 ft.     Beam: 68ft 6 in.     Speed: 16.9 knots.    Complement: 515.    Max draught: 27ft 3 in.   Armament: four 67 ton guns, four 6 in guns, twelve 6 pounder guns and ten 3 pounder quick-firers.  Partial belt of 18 in composite armour.

HMS Anson of the Mediterranean Squadron

The Anson is a steel first-class battleship of what is known as the Admiral Class, because all of the ships are named after noted Admirals. She was completed for sea in 1889. She was built at Pembroke Dockyard, and engined by Messrs. Humphreys and Tennant.   In 1896 to 1897 she had her 6 -inch BL guns replaced with 6 -inch QFs and also a tall signal mast between fore funnel and bridge (see photo).  she was finally sold for breaking 13th July 1909.

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The Ship's Company of HMS Anson, 1897.  

HMS Anson, 1889.

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HMS Anson, 1889.

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HMS Anson, 1889.

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HMS Anson

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HMS Anson at Queensferry

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HMS Anson c.1902

HMS Anson, October, 1895