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

‘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 and an illustration of the vessel as she appeared just after completion.

 

Launch of HMS Warrior
  Liverpool Daily Post 31 December 1860

 

HMS Warrior
Illustrated London News | 28 August 1943

 

 

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

  • More Devon and Cornwall papers please, especially those published in the Exeter Plymouth and North Devon.
    Thank you
    Shirley

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