Turret ship


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an ironclad war vessel, with low sides, on which heavy guns are mounted within one or more iron turrets, which may be rotated, so that the guns may be made to bear in any required direction.

See also: Turret

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The fourth HMS Edinburgh, a steel-plated turret ship completed in 1887, served with the Mediterranean Fleet.
A PLAQUE was unveiled at Cammell Laird shipyard in honour of one of Peru's most celebrated naval figures, Almirante Miguel Grau, who became a national hero for his bravery commanding Huascar, a turret ship built at Birkenhead in 1865.
Last year a print by Vorticist and war artist Edward Wadsworth's Turret Ship in a Dry Dock (Greenwood W/D 38), 1918, sold for 114,000 [pounds sterling] (estimate 10,000 [pounds sterling]-15,000 [pounds sterling]), the second highest price for a Modern British work since the record was set by a Hockney screen print in the mid 80s' (Fig.
In an adjacent basin connected to the Nieuwe Maas (a waterway leading to the Rhine), the substantial ship collection includes the turret ship Buffel, sailing vessels, coasters, and harbor and seagoing tugs.
HISTORIC Doxford's turret ship Skandia in 1899 WAR WORK King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visit Doxford's in 1941 GLORY DAYS Left, the Sir James Laing & Sons ship Sheaf Wear in 1969.