HMS Rupert 1872
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Rupert Ironclad Ram, launched in 1872 at Chatham Dockyard. A
larger version of HMS Hotspur with a turret gun instead of a fixed
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HMS Rupert pictured pre 1896.
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The anchor of HMS Rupert is being taken on board with the
backdrop of Valetta Harbour, Malta. Rupert was a single turreted
battleship which served as a portguard ship at Alexandria. The photograph
was taken just after her refit at the harbour c.1900. A temporary derrick
had to be put up to swing the anchor up to the Rupert's deck before the
ship's derrick could take over and stow the anchor properly.
HMS Rupert, May, 1897