HMS Gannet, 1878

HMS Gannet, 1878 (HM287Z)

Location: Chertsey, England KT16 Surrey
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 23.741', W 0° 31.632'

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HMS Gannet, 1878
National Historic Fleet
Built on the River Medway at Sheerness Dockyard in 1878Gannet demonstrates the introduction of iron and steam to warship construction. Her composite construction hull is built with teak planking on iron frames and she was powered by both sail and steam.
Between 1878 and 1895 Gannet served in the Pacific, Mediterranean and the Red Sea, policing the waters of the British Empire.
In 1902 Gannet was converted into a drill ship for the Royal Naval Reserve and served as HMS President, the headquarters of the London Division of the RNR, until 1911. From there she was lent to the boys' sea training school TS Mercury on the River Hamble for use as a dormitory until the school closed in 1968.
Gannet was brought to the Historic Dockyard for preservation in 1987. To find out more of her history, go on board.
HM NumberHM287Z
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Date Added Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 672023 N 5696729
Decimal Degrees51.39568333, -0.52720000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 23.741', W 0° 31.632'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 23' 44.46" N, 0° 31' 37.92" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near St Ann's Hill Rd, Chertsey England KT16, GB
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