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HMS Benbow

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1886. HMS Benbow.
1888. 111 ton Gun.

1885 Launched

After accepting the case for building HMS Collingwood, the Admiralty ordered five similar vessels with somewhat more powerful armament - HMS Rodney, HMS Howe, HMS Anson, HMS Camperdown, and HMS Benbow.

1888 Completed

HMS Benbow was a Victorian era Admiral-class battleship of the British Royal Navy, named for Admiral John Benbow.

With the exception of her armament she was a repeat of HMS Anson and HMS Camperdown. The contract for her construction was awarded to Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Co, and stipulated delivery within three years.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Biography of Sir William Henry White, ODNB [1]