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H.M.S. Warrior

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H.M.S. Warrior

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H.M.S. Warrior

H.M.S. Warrior was a state-of-the-art military machine when she was launched on an icy day in December 1860. 128 metres of iron-hulled battleship topped by an armoured citadel bristling with 36 guns, she must have been a forbidding sight. So forbidding, in fact, that she never once had to fire a shot in anger. Powered by steam as well as sail, her stokers and trimmers worked in temperatures of over 110 degrees Fahrenheit to power the engine that made her the fastest, as well as the largest, ship in the world. But technology moved at such a rate that H.M.S. Warrior was obsolete within a decade.

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First ever ship constructed from iron, pioneering technological advances of the time, but never needing to 'fire a shot in anger' - the ultimate deterrent of its time and a symbol of Britain's industrial and maritime might.

paul gibson


The last remaining ship to be built at the Thames Iron Works in Canning Town, East London, so it is not only a Icon for the Warrior, but for the long forgottern East London Ship Building Industry.
Robert Rogers


Warrior maybe a Portsmouth icon but the real restoration work was done at Hartlepool A thing that always gets forgotten when HMS Warrior is mentioned
Steve


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