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NameHerculesExplanation
TypeCentral battery ironclad   
Launched10 February 1868
HullIron
PropulsionScrew
Builders measure 
Displacement8700 tons
Guns14
Fate1932
Class 
Ships book
Note1881 to Coastguard.
1905 accommodation ship.
1909 = Calcutta.
1915 = Fisgard II
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
2 November 1868
- December 1871
Commanded (from commissioning) by Captain Viscount Gilford, Channel squadron
December 1871
- 5 June 1874
Commanded (until paying off at Portsmouth) by Captain William Montagu Dowell, Channel squadron
March 1875
- 23 February 1876
Commanded by Captain William Codrington, flagship of Vice-Admiral James Robert Drummond, Mediterranean
(13 April 1877)Commanded by Captain Nathaniel Bowden-Smith, flagship of Admiral James Robert Drummond, Mediterranean
8 May 1878
- August 1878
Commanded by Captain Henry Duncan Grant, Coast Guard, Greenock
14 August 1878Commanded by Captain Edward Henry Howard, Coast Guard, Greenock (and 1879 temporarily with the Channel squadron)
15 September 1885Commanded by Captain Harry Woodfall Brent
1909Renamed Calcutta
1915Renamed Fisgard II
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