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.