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Famous Thames ships

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The launch of HMS Thunderer.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H2664
Description: HMS 'Thunderer' was one of the navy's first 'super-dreadnoughts'. Launched in 1911, she went on to fight at the Battle of Jutland in 1916. Her armament consisted of ten 13.5-inch guns in pairs and sixteen four-inch guns. 'Thunderer' remained in service after the end of the Great War, but was eventually decommissioned under the terms of the Washington Treaty, 1921. She was used as a cadet training ship from 1921 until being sold for scrap on 17 December 1926.
Creator: Unknown
Date: February 1911
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library collection.
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