HMS Agamemnon - Battleship
Country : UK
Launched : 17th September 1879
HMS Agamemnon and HMS Ajax were the last major British ships to have Muzzle loading main armament but the first to have secondary armament, both being equipped with two six inch breach loading guns. these 6 inch guns were replace din in 1897 with 6 inch Quick Firing guns. Both of these ships were designed without a sailing rig compared to HMS Inflexible which was.. Major problems arose at high speed as they were difficult to keep on course which made them dangerous. some modification were made increasing the length of the stern but this did not help the situation, both ships were poor sea boats and during bad weather became very wet and uncomfortable for the crew
HMS Agamemnon was built at Chatham Dockyard and laid down on the 9th May 1987 , launched 17th September 1879 and completed on the 29th march 1883.and finally broken up in 1903
Displacement: 8510 tons, Speed: 13 Knots Compliment 345. Armament: Four 12-inch Muzzle loaders, in pairs, two 6 - inch Beach Loaders, and Six 6 pounder Quick Firers. and two torpedo Tubes.
Scrapped January 1903.
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