HMS Hercules (1868)

HMS Hercules (1868)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. HMS Hercules was a central-battery ironclad of the Royal Navy in the Victorian era, and was the first warship to mount a main armament of 10-inch (250 mm) calibre guns. She was designed by Sir Edward Reed, and was in all significant factors an enlarged version of his earlier creation HMS Bellerophon with thicker armour and heavier guns. She had a pointed ram where previous ships had sported a rounded one; she was built with a forecastle, but had no poop until fitted with one as preparation for her role as Flagship, Mediterranean Fleet. She carried a balanced rudder, which reduced the physical effort of turning the wheel. Steam-powered steering was installed in 1874.show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136745615
  • 9786136745619