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HMS Gannet, 1878

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2018
1. HMS Gannet, 1878 Marker
Inscription.
HMS Gannet, 1878
National Historic Fleet

Built on the River Medway at Sheerness Dockyard in 1878Gannet demonstrates the introduction of iron and steam to warship construction. Her composite construction hull is built with teak planking on iron frames and she was powered by both sail and steam. Between 1878 and 1895 Gannet served in the Pacific, Mediterranean and the Red Sea, policing the waters of the British Empire. In 1902 Gannet was converted into a drill ship for the Royal Naval Reserve and served as HMS President, the headquarters of the London Division of the RNR, until 1911. From there she was lent to the boys' sea training school TS Mercury on the River Hamble for use as a dormitory until the school closed in 1968. Gannet was brought to the Historic Dockyard for preservation in 1987. To find out more of her history, go on board.
 
Location. 51° 23.741′ N, 0° 31.632′ E. Marker is in Chatham, England, in Kent County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Western Avenue and Main Gate Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in Historic Dockyard Chatham. Marker is in this post office area: Chatham, England ME4 4TZ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2018
2. HMS Gannet
of this marker. No. 3 Dry Dock, 1820; No. 4 Dry Dock, 1840 (within shouting distance of this marker); HM Submarine Ocelot, 1962 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Destroyer Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); First World War 100th Anniversary (within shouting distance of this marker); No. 3 Covered Slip, 1838 (within shouting distance of this marker); HMS Cavalier, 1944 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Victory Dock (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Old Single Dock (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatham.
 
Also see . . .
1. HMS Gannet (1878) on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust. (Submitted on June 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Chatham Dockyard Historical Society. (Submitted on June 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
4. Chatham Dockyard on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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HMS Gannet image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2018
3. HMS Gannet
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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