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The launch of HMS Duncan at the Thames Ironworks.

The launch of HMS Duncan at the Thames Ironworks.
The launch of HMS Duncan.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H2667
Description: With a displacement of 13,745 tons, 'Duncan' was a first-class battleship and the sister ship to HMS 'Cornwallis', also launched at Thames Ironworks. 'Duncan' ran aground on Lundy while with the Channel Fleet in 1906, shortly afterwards in February 1907 she was transferred to the Atlantic Fleet and then in November 1908 she transferred again to the Mediterranean Fleet, becoming the flagship for the rear-admiral in August 1912. HMS 'Duncan' then joined the 4th Battle Squadron of the 1st Fleet in home waters. She became a gunnery tender at Portsmouth in May 1913 before serving with the 6th Battle Squadron of the 2nd Fleet on the outbreak of war in 1914. Transferring to the 3rd Battle Squadron she moved to Portland and Dover in November 1915, but later that year moved to the Mediterranean before returning home in 1917 and going into reserve.
Creator: Unknown
Date: March 1901
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