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Largest warship in the world launched

British Isles, 1857, zoomable map
09/21/1852
Originally named the Windsor Castle but with its name now in honor of the recently deceased national hero, the 200 foot, 5571 ton Duke of Wellington is launched at the Pembroke Dock in Portsmouth, England.  It is the largest warship in the world to date and will carry 140 guns, including a cannon mounted on a pivoting turret, and has engines of 700 horsepower to drive its auxiliary screw propeller. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1852 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1853), 148.

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