HMS Nelson (1876)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Nelson and HMS Lord Nelson.
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HMS Nelson in Hobart in 1884
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Nelson
Builder: John Elder & Co.
Laid down: 2 November 1874
Launched: 4 November 1876
Commissioned: 1881
Reclassified: Training ship, 1902
Fate: Sold for breaking up 12 July 1910
General characteristics
Class and type: Nelson-class armoured cruiser
Displacement: 7,473 tons
Length: 280 ft (85 m) pp
Beam: 60 ft (18 m)
Draught: 24 ft 10 in (7.57 m)
Propulsion: 2 shaft Elder steam engine
Speed: 14 knots (26 km/h)
Complement: 560
Armament: 4 x 10-inch (254 mm) Rifled Muzzle Loading guns

8 x 9-inch (229 mm) Rifled Muzzle Loading guns
6 x 20 pdr guns (removed 1889)
4 x 4.7 inch (120 mm) QF (added 1889)
6 x 6 pdr QF (added 1889)

14 x 3 pdr (added 1889)
Armour: Belt: 6–9 in (150–230 mm)
Plan & section of HMS Nelson

HMS Nelson was a Nelson-class armoured cruiser of the Royal Navy, built by John Elder & Company, Govan, Scotland and launched in 1876, commissioned in 1881, and sold for scrapping in 1910.

Service history[edit]

She sailed for the Australia Station after commissioning, and served there until 1889. She then commenced a two year refit.

From 1891 until 1894 she was a guardship at Portsmouth, before being placed in reserve. She was converted to a training ship for stokers in 1902 and broken up in the Netherlands after being sold in 1910.


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