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British Industrial History

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HMS Thunderer

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1874. 38 ton rifled gun.
1876. Explosion on Board.
Silver model displayed on board the Royal Yacht Britannia

1875 Sister ship to HMS Devastation.

1876 Suffered a fatal boiler explosion on 14th July 1876.

1891 The turret monitor Thunderer was fitted with new armament, changes to her hull and new triple-expansion engines by Maudslay, Sons and Field in place of the original simple-expansion engines.

1911 New ship launched, a Dreadnought-class vessel built by Thames Iron Works, Shipbuilding and Engineering Co which was the last Royal Navy ship built on the Thames.

1926 Sold for scrap.

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