HMS Hercules (1868) BB  (6th)

This the sixth ship to carry the name HMS Hercules was a single ship Class of Battleship, during a period fast ship development.

Built at Chatham Dockyard and launched 10-Feb-1868. 

HMS Hercules had a mixed career. 

Serving initially with the Channel Fleet from 1868-74,  followed by a refit. After this she went to the Mediterranean Fleet from 1875-77. Becoming part of the Particular Service Squadron during the Russian Crisis of 1878.

From 1881 she was either in coastguard, or harbour service then into Reserve. She was modernised in 1892, but on completion went straight back into Reserve. 

Became a barracks ship in 1905. Then renamed HMS Calcutta in 1909. Renamed again in Apr-1915 as Fisgard II.

Sold Jul-1932, and moved to Preston as a hulk 01-Dec-1932.


Other HMS Hercules
- 1st  HMS Hercules
- 2nd HMS Hercules
- 3rd HMS Hercules
- 4th HMS Hercules
- 5th HMS Hercules
- 6th HMS Hercules
- 7th HMS Hercules
- 8th HMS Hercules

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This page last edited - 25 May, 2012.

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