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Collision between HMS GLADIATOR and US Mail steamer ST PAUL off the Isle of Wight, 25 April 1908.


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Gallery locationNot on display

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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.
Date made 1908

Finding Reference HSR/Z/58
Catalogue section Manuscript documents acquired singly by the Museum
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Extent 1 folder: 40 items
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