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HMS Inflexible, 1882


ClassAlexandra
TypeMasted Turret Ship
Built1881
Speed14.7 Knots
Weight11,880 tons
Dimensions344 feet long, 75 foot beam, 25.5 foot draught
Armament4 x 16inch guns
Crew440
FateIn 1903 she was sold off to Ward, Birkenhead and Preston
NotesHMS Inflexible acted as the Flag ship in the Bombardment at Alexandria. She had the thickest armour ever used in the Royal Navy (24 inches) and had the heaviest Muzzle Loading Rifles ever employed.


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by Stephen Luscombe