Ironclad Battleships

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Histories of the early ironclad battleships. Ships included are HMS Pallas, HMS Bellerophon, HMS Penelope, HMS Hercules, HM Sultan and HMS Temeraire.

HMS PALLAS 14TH MARCH 1865 SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1886.
HMS BELLEROPHON 26TH MAY 1865 BECAME PORT GUARDSHIP IN 1892. CONVERTED TO TRAINING SHIP IN 1904 AND RENAMED INDUS III. SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1922.
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 PENELOPE 18TH JUNE 1868 PRESENT AT BOMBARDMENT OF ALEXANDRIA. BECAME PRISON HULK IN 1897. SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1912.
HMS HERCULES 10TH FEBRUARY 1868 ACCOMMODATION SHIP IN 1905, RENAMED CALCUTTA IN 1909, THEN FISGARD II IN 1915. SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1932.
HMS CAPTAIN 27TH MARCH 1869 CAPSIZED OFF CAPE FINISTERRE ON 7TH SEPTEMBER 1870 ONLY FIVE MONTHS AFTER COMMISSIONING. ONLY 17 SURVIVORS.
HMS SULTAN 31ST MAY 1870 BOMBARDED ALEXANDRIA. SANK ON 6TH MARCH 1889 BUT WAS REPAIRED. RENAMED FISGARD IV IN 1906. 1931 REVERTED TO SULTAN. SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1946.
HMS HOTSPUR 19TH MARCH 1870 SOLD FOR SCRAPPING IN 1904.
HMS TEMERAIRE 9TH MAY 1876 RENAMED INDUS II IN 1904, THEN TO AKBAR IN 1915. SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1921.