Ships

HMS ''Hornet''

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/ships/hms-hornet The British HMS ''Hornet'' was built in 1850. A Full Rigged Vessel, She would eventually be refitted with a single expansion Steam Engine. Weighing 1,045-tons displaced, …

Hired Armed Ships

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/ships/hired-armed-ships While often confused as ''Privateers'' – the term ''Hired Armed Vessel'' was applied to a series of Classes of small Civilian Ships, ''commissioned'' by The British …

HMS ''London''

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/ships/hms-london The HMS ''London'' was a 2nd Rate Ship of The Line, built by The British Royal Navy. Launched in 1840, She was part of The Fleet which conducted intense bombardment of Th …

HMS ''Duke of Wellington''

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/ships/hms-duke-of-wellington The British Warship christened HMS ''Duke of Wellington'' was one of England's first Steam-Sail ''Conversion'' Vessels. Launched in 1852, ''The Duke'' was a 1st Rate Ship …

''Taif''

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/ships/taif The ''Taif'' was a ''Mecidiye''-Class Frigate of The Ottoman Navy. Launched in 1846 (as a Passenger Ship), ''Taif'' would be the Flagship of The Ottoman Navy during The C …

HMS ''Britannia''

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/ships/hms-britannia HMS ''Britannia'' was a First-Class, ship of The Line with The British Royal Navy, between 1820 and 1869. She was never converted into a Steam Warship, and was originally …

''Tage''

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/ships/tage The ''Tage'' was a ''Hercule''-Class Ship of The French Navy, taking more than 20 years to complete (1847). She was renamed 3 times before being christened ''Tage''. Her …

USS ''Vesuvius''

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/ships/uss-vesuvius The USS ''Vesuvius'' was a unique Military Vessel of The US Navy of 1887. The only such Warship that deployed the previously discussed ''Dynamite Gun''. (3) such 15-inch …

Razee

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/ships/razee The nautical term ''Razee'' is a type of ship building renovation, by which an older Warship was converted by removing upper decks, thus making it smaller in height (Beam …

Clinker

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/ships/clinker The nautical term ''Clinker'' is related to an early ship building technology which can be traced back to Ancient Egypt's Old Kingdom of 2,600 BC. Evolving thru to the 7t …