HMS Repulse (1870) BB  (8th)

This the eighth ship to carry the name HMS Repulse and built as a class of one.

She was built at Woolwich Dockyard, laid down in Apr-1859, launched 25-Apr-1868 and completed in Jan-1870. The long construction because work was stopped for a number of years. 

After two years as a guardship she went to the Pacific station from 1872-77. Then she returned for refit after which she spent the remainder of her career as either a guardship or in Reserve. 

She was the only Royal Navy armoured ship ever to round Cape Horn under sail.

Paid off and sold 1889.


Other HMS Repulse
- 1st  HMS Repulse
- 2nd HMS Repulse
- 3rd HMS Repulse
- 4th HMS Repulse
- 5th HMS Repulse
- 6th HMS Repulse
- 7th HMS Repulse
- 8th HMS Repulse
- 9th HMS Repulse
- 10th HMS Repulse
- 11th HMS Repulse

- Repulse Class (1870) BB
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This page last edited - 22 October, 2012.

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