HMS Captain (1870) BB  (6th)

This the sixth ship to carry the name HMS Captain was an Iron, screw, turret, battleship.

 Built by Laird, laid down Jan-1867, launched 27-Mar-1869 and completed in Jan-1870.

She spent the spring and summer of that year in home waters, when she carried out a number of trials. In August she left for Gibraltar.

On 6-Sept she encountered a strong gale during which, even under reefed sails, she was forced over so much that she capsized, with the only 18 of her crew surviving.

HMS Captain (1870)


Other HMS Captain
- 1st  HMS Captain
- 2nd HMS Captain
- 3rd HMS Captain
- 4th HMS Captain
- 5th HMS Captain
- 6th HMS Captain

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