HMS Iron Duke

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Three ships of the British Royal Navy have been named HMS Iron Duke after the 1st Duke of Wellington, nicknamed the "Iron Duke". The name is also a pun, as the first ship so named was an ironclad.

  • HMS Iron Duke (1870) was a battleship launched in 1870, paid off in 1893, converted to as a coal hulk, and sold 1906 for scrap
  • HMS Iron Duke (1912) was the name-ship of a class of battleships, launched in 1912 and sold in 1946 for scrap. She is most famous for being the fleet flagship at the Battle of Jutland
  • HMS Iron Duke (F234) is a Type 23 frigate launched in 1991

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