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HMS Resistance (1862) BB  (4th)

This the fourth ship to carry the name HMS Resistance was the second ship in the Defence class of ironclads.

Built by Westwood & Baillie, laid down in Dec-1859, launched 11-Apr-1861, and commissioned 02-Jul-1862 at a cost of 258,120.

Served with the Channel Fleet 1862 - 64;
Mediterranean 1864 - 67, where she was the first British ironclad;
Refit at Portsmouth 1867 - 69;
Guardship at the Mersey 1869 - 73;
Channel Fleet 1873 - 77;
Joined the 'Particular Service Squadron' June-Aug 1878 during the Russian War Scare;
Returned to guardship Mersey until 1880.

Paid off 1880 and dismantled.

In 1885 was used as a target for gun and torpedo trials.

Sold 1898 and foundered at Holyhead 1899.

 

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This page last edited - 20 June, 2012.

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