HMS Monarch 1868

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HMS Monarch masted turret ship was the first sea going turret ship and the first British warship equipped with 12" guns.  She was the fastest battleship around and she was also fast under sails, but difficult to handle. Built at Chatham Dockyard. and laid down 1st June 1866, launched 25th May 1868 and completed 12th June 1869.  she was altered in 1872 to carry a barque-rig. and in 1878 two torpedo launchers were fitted. More modifications were done in 1890 and 1897 .

  TOOK PART IN THE BOMBARDMENT OF ALEXANDRIA BEFORE BECOMING A GUARDSHIP IN 1897. SHE WAS RENAMED SIMOOM IN 1904 WHEN SHE BECAME A DEPOT SHIP. SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1905.

HMS MONARCH 25TH MAY 1868 TOOK PART IN THE BOMBARDMENT OF ALEXANDRIA BEFORE BECOMING A GUARDSHIP IN 1897. SHE WAS RENAMED SIMOOM IN 1904 WHEN SHE BECAME A DEPOT SHIP. SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1905.

HMS Monarch in 1887 with quick firing guns and torpedo net booms stored on the after end.

HMS Monarch, 1869.

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HMS Monarch, 1869.

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HMS Monarch, 1869.

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