British Battleships of 1870 Part VI The Lord Clyde and Lord Warden

By Admiral G.A. Ballard R.N., published February 1931

Abstract

The Lord Clyde and Lord Warden had no less than five alternate layers of iron and timber on 24 inch oak ribs over the greater part of their waterline length and were the largest, and under steam the fastest, timber-hulled ships ever launched from British shores for purposes of either war or peace. The Lord Clyde had a very short service life but did leave a claim to distinction by the double record of being the largest ship of any class or kind ever to enter either Spithead or Plymouth Sound under sail alone.

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Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Navies | Shipbuilding & Design | Weapons

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