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HMS Warrior.

HMS Warrior.
HMS Warrior.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PZ7601
Description: Tests in 1858 showed that no existing weapon could penetrate the 4.5 inch armour plating that was used to cover HMS 'Warrior'. It resisted the shots of a 68 pounder gun at almost point blank range. The 'Warrior' was launched at the Thames Ironworks in December 1860 and it was not until 1865 that a gun was designed that could penetrate her thick armour.
Creator: William Frederick Mitchell (artist)
Date: c. 1860
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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