HMS Benbow

Posted: April 4, 2014 in History
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HMS Benbow was launched at Rotherhithe in London in 1813. She was the first nof a number of Royal Navy ships to bear this name an it is believed she was named after Admiral John Benbow (1653-1702).

Figurehead of HMS Benbow (now on display in Historic Dockyard Portsmouth)

Figurehead of HMS Benbow (now on display in Historic Dockyard Portsmouth)

She served on active duty until 1847 when she was converted to a coal hulk to serve the increasing number of coal driven ships in the navy fleet. She was eventually broken up in 1895 at Woolwich in London.

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The Breaking up of HMS Benbow at Woolwich 1895

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