HMS Hotspur

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HMS Hotspur ironclad ram.  Photos and history of HMS Hotspur, Built at Govan, Scotland by Napier launched 19th March 1870. and completed 17th November 1871.   HMS Hotspur was similar in layout to Monitor HMS Glatton. HMS Hotspur has a armored gun house with four gun ports. This was built instead of a Turret as it was believed that the turret would not withstand a ramming.  HMS  Hotspur major weapon was its 10 ft. ram from the bow.  She was a good platform and steady when firing her 12 inch MLR Gun.   She was re constructed at lairds in 1881 to 1883. with the gun house being replaced with a turret mounting two `12inch MLR guns. Major work was carried out on her super structure and also Torpedo launching gear was fitted. she was finally sold for scrapping in 1904

Displacement: 4331 tons,  Speed: 12.6 knots. Compliment: 209.  Armament: One 1 2inch MLR Gun  (replaced later with two 12 inch)  Two 64 pdr. MLR.

HMS HOTSPUR 19TH MARCH 1870 SOLD FOR SCRAPPING IN 1904.

Ironclad ram HMS Hotspur, 1871

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HMS Hotspur, 1871.

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HMS Hotspur, 1871.

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HMS Hotspur, 1871.

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