HMS Victoria 1893

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    Mike Gunnill
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      I am new to the forum, and I would be grateful for assistance please!

      I am writing a feature which will include mention of HMS Victoria. I have read a great deal about the sinking on June 22nd, 1893. I would like to know where the ship, was prior to the sinking. I have a photograph of HMS Victoria taken while the ship was visiting Sheerness, Kent. I have the name of the photographer but I have no date of when the picture was taken. This is what I would like to confirm, if possible!

      Where would I go to find when HMS Victoria visited Sheerness?

      Grateful for some knowledge greater than mine please?

      Thank you

      Mike Gunnill

      #18902
      David Hepper
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        The Victoria was delivered to Chatham from the builders in April 1888, where she remained, delayed by faulty guns. until March 1890 when she was finally completed and moved to Sheerness to embark coal and stores. She was commissioned at Sheerness on 19 March and sailed on 5 April for the Mediterranean.
        So March 1890 would seem to be the date

        [source of info: reports in contemporary newspapers: https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/ ]

        #18904
        Mike Gunnill
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          David: Thank you very much I am grateful.

          Mike

          #18905
          Mike Gunnill
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            David:

            One point from your answer, you refer to the ship as The Victoria and not HMS Victoria? Have I got the name wrong?

            Thx

            #18912
            Frank Scott
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              It is standard to refer to a British warship either as “HMS Nonsuch“, or “the Nonsuch“, but never “the HMS Nonsuch

              #18913
              Mike Gunnill
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                I am grateful Frank Scott.

                Thank you

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