British Gun Vessels of 1875 Part I The Larger Twin-screw Type

By Admiral G. A. Ballard, published February 1940


This is one of Admiral Ballard’s long series of articles concerning Royal Navy warships of the mid to late nineteenth century, and covers the barque rigged twin-screw wooden ‘Plover’ class gunvessels built between 1867 and 1871. These vessels were designed with shallow draft for coastal operations, hence the twin screw layout. Ballard had served in HMS Woodlark, and includes his experiences of her.

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

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