Shipping News: The Launch of HMS Warrior – London, 29 December 1860

Posted on December 19th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

‘A black vicious ugly customer as ever I saw, whale-like in size, and with as terrible a row of incisor teeth as ever closed on a French frigate’ – Charles Dickens

HMS Warrior, the Royal Navy’s first ocean-going ironclad warship, was launched in London on 29 December 1860.

Included below is a report of the launch that was published in the Liverpool Daily Post of 31 December 1860.

historical newspaper report on HMS Warrior

Liverpool Daily Post – Monday 31 December 1860

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