Collision between HMS GLADIATOR and US Mail steamer ST PAUL off the Isle of Wight, 25 April 1908.
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|Biographical details||HMS GLADIATOR was a second class protected cruiser of the Royal Navy, launched on 8 December 1896 at Portsmouth. She was of the Arrogant class, with a crew of 250 officers and men. She had three distinctive stacks amidships with a conspicuous bridge well forward.|
|Description||Collection of photographs and press cuttings (including a page from The Illustrated London News 12 September 1908) relating to the disaster, letters of thanks addressed to Sir Henry Earle who carried out rescue operations, and a few documents relating to the subsequent Navy Board inquiry into the distaster.|