Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Launching of the Formidable, Largest Warship in the World -- July 3, 2018

San Francisco Call, 18-November-1898

This drawing is from the 18-November-1898 San Francisco Call. William A Coulter did many maritime drawings for the newspaper.

HMS Formidable was a pre-dreadnaught battleship which was commissioned in 1904.  On 01-January-1915, while Formidable patrolled the English Channel, she was hit by two torpedoes from U-24.  547 died.  

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