HMS Britannia 1869-1916

The Ship

Broken up. 1916

HMS Prince of Wales was a Royal Navy 121-gun screw-propelled first-rate ship of the line launched on January 25, 1860. The advent of ironclads had made her obsolete before launch, so she was placed in reserve and never fitted for sea.

In 1869 she was renamed Britannia and began service as a cadet training ship at Dartmouth, replacing the previous Britannia in that role.

She was hulked in September 1909, sold in September 1914, and broken up at Blyth in July 1916.

My Postcards

Postally used 3 Dec 1904.
Postcard series: J Welch & Sons
Postcard number: 896


Postally used 15 January 1904.
Postcard series: Valentine's, Valentine's Series


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