HMS Repulse 1868

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HMS Repulse pre dreadnought battleship.  Photos and history of HMS Repulse,  HMS repulse a wooden central battery ironclad. was the last wooden Ironclad for the royal navy.  she was initially planed to be a 90 gun ship of the line but converted in 8161. HMS Repulse was built at Woolwich   and laid down ion 29th April 1859, launched 25th April 1868 and completed 31st  January 1870. very similar to HMS Zealous but carried heavier guns and armour.  Launched at Woolwich, but due to Woolwich closing the completion work was carried out at Sheerness dockyard.  She was refitted in 1877/1880 when Four 16 inch torpedo tubes were added. and net defences.  Short sea service followed but in 1881 she became a guard ship. finally went into reserve in 1885 and broken up in 1889.

Displacement: 6190.  Speed: 12.5 knots. Compliment: 515.  Armament: Twelve 8 inch MLR and in 1877 Four 16 inch torpedo tubes on carriage were added.

HMS REPULSE 25TH APRIL 1868 WENT INTO RESERVE IN 1885 SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1889.

HMS Repulse in the 1880's enters Portsmouth with the aid of the paddle tug Camel.

HMS Repulse, 1870.

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