British Frigates of 1875 The Shah

By G.A. Ballard, published August 1936


The Shah was the largest square-rigged cruiser of the British Navy. She took six years in building and after three years in commission she was relegated to reserve for thirteen years, then used as a depot ship for another 27 years. Although she was completely without armor she was commissioned in 1876 as flagship in the Pacific replacing the battleship Repulse. During the time on the station she was involved in the Peruvian rebellion of 1877 during which she had an inconclusive encounter with the armoured vessel Huascar of the rebel forces.

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

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