Ironclads


HMS Black Prince


ClassWarrior Class Ironclad Battleship
Sister ShipHMS Warrior
Built1862
Speed11 Knots
Complement707
Length420 ft
Weight9,250 tons
Armament 26 muzzle-loading 68 pounders
10 breech-loading 110 pounders
StationsChannel Squadron 1862 - 1866
Coastal Guard 1867
Guard Ship 1867 - 1874
Channel Fleet 1874 - 1878
FateStationed at Queenstown, Ireland, where she became a harbor training ship in 1896. Renamed Emerald in 1903. Sailing to Plymouth in 1910 she was named Impregnable III and became a training facility ship. She was sold for scrap in 1923.
NotesThe World's Second Iron battleship. Provoked Charles Dickens to make the following quote about her: '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'


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by Stephen Luscombe