HMS Terrible

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HMS Terrible

HMS Terrible were the largest cruisers in the world during the 1890's. The Terrible was built by the Thompson, at Clydebank and laid down in 1894,  and launched on the 27th May 1895.  HMS Terrible along with her sister ship HMS Powerful were built to compete against the New Russian Cruisers  Rurik and Rossiya, these ships were the largest and longest warships built at the time.  HMS terrible and her sister ship HMS Powerful were very expensive to build costing twice the cost of the Edger class built two to three years earlier . HMS Terrible started service in the China Station and in 1899 became famous for landing  naval brigades (along with HMS Powerful)  at the cape to to take part in the relief of Ladysmith. during the Boer war. She went into refit in 1902 until 1904 when she went into the reserve fleet. used for troop ship in 1915 and from 1915 she was used as a accommodation ship. until the late1920  and was renamed TS Fishgard III  . finally scrapped in 1932.

Displacement: 14,200 tons,  Speed: 22 Knots, Compliment:  894   Armament: Two 9.2 inch guns, Twelve 6-inch guns,  Sixteen 12 pdr, QF. Twelve 3 pounder QF,  Four 18 -inch Torpedo Tubes (submerged) 

HMS Terrible.

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HMS Terrible.

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HMS Terrible

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HMS Terrible.

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HMS Terrible c.1898

HMS Terrible c.1898

The Gun Room Officers of the Terrible c.1898

The Terrible during Coaling

The Company of the Terrible, c.1898

HMS Terrible.

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The Terrible crew ready to repel boarders, 1898

Painting HMS Terrible

The Upper Deck of HMS Terrible as seen from the Fore Bridge Looking Aft

In order to obtain these unique illusrations, the camera was first placed at the starboard end of the fore bridge, and the picture seen on the left made; the camera was then carried over to the port side and a corresponding view taken.  The funnels, mast, and ensign staff are, of course, the same in each picture.  The fore bridge is more than 70ft in length and some 50ft above the water.

HMS Terrible.