HMS Vanguard (1870)
HMS Vanguard (1870)


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NameVanguardExplanation
TypeCentral battery ironclad   
Launched3 January 1870
HullIron
PropulsionScrew
Builders measure3774 tons
Displacement6010 tons
Guns14
Fate1875
ClassAudacious
Ships bookADM 135/488
Note1875.09.01 sunk in collision with Iron Duke off Wicklow, Ireland
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
1 October 1870Commanded by Captain Edward Henry Gage Lambert, Coast Guard, Kingstown
6 July 1871
- 21 October 1873
Commanded by Captain David Spain, ship of First Reserve, Kingstown, Ireland
22 October 1873
- 27 August 1875
Commanded by Captain Richard Dawkins, Coast Guard, Kingstown (until sunk after a collision with Iron Duke, off Wicklow head)
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