HMS Gannet

HMS Gannet

HMS Gannet

HMS Gannet

Built on the River Medway at Sheerness in 1878, HMS GANNET represents the heyday of the Victorian Navy and its worldwide role to police the waters of the British Empire. Between 1878 and 1895 she saw service in the Pacific, the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. In 1886 she saw action in defending the port of Suakin against rebel forces during the Sudanese revolt.
Ref:
HMS Gannet
Date:
23/05/07
Location:
Chatham Dockyard
Photographer:
Martin Skidmore