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cd... HMS Implacable was a 74-gun third rate of the Royal Navy. She was originally the French Navy's Téméraire-class ship of the line Duguay-Trouin, launched in 1800. She survived the Battle of Trafalgar only for the British to capture her at the subsequent Battle of Cape Ortegal. In British service she participated in the capture of the Imperial Russian Navy 74-gun ship of the line Vsevolod (Russian: Всеволод) in the Baltic in 1808 during the Anglo-Russian War.

cd... HMS Implacable was a 74-gun third rate of the Royal Navy. She was originally the French Navy's Téméraire-class ship of the line Duguay-Trouin, launched in 1800. She survived the Battle of Trafalgar only for the British to capture her at the subsequent Battle of Cape Ortegal. In British service she participated in the capture of the Imperial Russian Navy 74-gun ship of the line Vsevolod (Russian: Всеволод) in the Baltic in 1808 during the Anglo-Russian War.

Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth-class battleship HMS "Warspite" entering Malta, 1930's

Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth-class battleship HMS "Warspite" entering Malta, 1930's

HMS Devastation (1871) HMS Devastation was the first of two Devastation-class mastless turret ships built for the British Royal Navy. This was the first class of ocean-going capital ship that did not carry sails, and the first whose entire main armament was mounted on top of the hull rather than inside it. For their first fifteen years, they were the most powerful warships in the world.

HMS Devastation (1871) HMS Devastation was the first of two Devastation-class mastless turret ships built for the British Royal Navy. This was the first class of ocean-going capital ship that did not carry sails, and the first whose entire main armament was mounted on top of the hull rather than inside it. For their first fifteen years, they were the most powerful warships in the world.

"George Anson, 1st Baron Anson, Admiral of the Fleet, attr. Thomas Hudson, ca. 1745; NAtional Maritime Museum BHC2517

George Anson (1697–1762), 1st Baron Anson, Admiral of the Fleet | Art UK

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"Admiral Sir George Pocock", Thomas Hudson, 1749; National Museum of the Royal Navy 1986/482

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HMS Arethusa was the name ship of her class of light cruisers built for the Royal Navy HMS Arethusa was the name ship of her class of light cruisers built for the Royal Navy.

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HMS Arethusa was the name ship of her class of light cruisers built for the Royal Navy HMS Arethusa was the name ship of her class of light cruisers built for the Royal Navy.

20 mm Oerlikon gunners of HMS Starling(a Modified Black Swan class Sloop) on arrival at Liverpool. Left to right: Able Seaman Edward O'Malley, Able Seaman John Smith, Able Seaman Edward Webster, and Petty Officer William G Barnshaw, of

20 mm Oerlikon gunners of HMS Starling(a Modified Black Swan class Sloop) on arrival at Liverpool. Left to right: Able Seaman Edward O'Malley, Able Seaman John Smith, Able Seaman Edward Webster, and Petty Officer William G Barnshaw, of

HMS Middleton Sails to the Shetland Islands. HMS Middleton has made the first visit by Royal Navy warship to Lerwick on the Shetland Islands, for nearly a decade. The visit helped to promote the relationship between the Royal Navy and the Islands, and to help the local population to gain a greater understanding of the role of the UK’s Mine Counter Measures Vessels (MCMVs). The ship entered the UK’s northern most port in typical local conditions but received significant interest from the…

HMS Middleton Sails to the Shetland Islands - Naval Today

HMS Middleton has made the first visit by Royal Navy warship to Lerwick on the Shetland Islands, for nearly a decade. The visit helped to promote the relationship between the Royal Navy and the Islands, and to help the local population to gain a greater understanding of the role of the UK’s Mine Counter Measures […]

On Board the Battleship HMS Rodney. October 1940, Training on Board the Battleship.

On Board the Battleship HMS Rodney. October 1940, Training on Board the Battleship.

Under the white ensign of the Royal Navy, Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, left, Allied naval commander-in-chief, watches the invasion fleet en route to France on June 6, 1944 from the bridge of a motor torpedo boat. (AP Photo)

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