HMS Rattler and HMS Alecto

HMS Alecto used a form of steam paddle propulsion. In a famous example of Royal Naval innovation, HMS Rattler was fitted with a screw propulsion system and was able to pull HMS Alecto when the two were fitted with a cable connecting the two and pulling in opposite directions. The Royal Navy was constantly innovating and improving the technology behind its warships. This would keep the Royal Navy ruling the waves throughout the 19th Century and beyond.

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