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OBSOLETE BATTLESHIP SOLD.

The old battleship Royal Oak was sold at ah auction of " obsolete and superfluous stores" at Sheerness dockyard recently. Jt ie interesting to remember that this ship, which has never, fired a shoJJ in anger, was hurried out of the builder's huntls in January, 1876," 'in cwsequence of .the •• German menace." The Kaiser had sent his-famous telfcgram of congratulation to Presiden Krugpr after the deleat of the Jameson Hai«, and fhe lioyal Oak was a unit of the Par ticular Service Squadron which assembled ai

pithead in constqu rce of Hie Majesty's in discretion. The vessel was then iha pride oi th-j navy Her four J3 5. inch guns, raountei; in open barbettes, wire regarded as weapon of enormnus power, though they would not be cons.dered formidable at all by a moden; Dreadnouyhi. Sr Naihani-1 B'rnaby co.-n pained once that the 3000 ton 3oi arruom W'liuh protected the lioyal Oak had cost us ny eh as the entire Natural History Museuri. X -outh Ken itjgtou.

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OBSOLETE BATTLESHIP SOLD., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4392, 1 May 1914, Incorrect date

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OBSOLETE BATTLESHIP SOLD. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4392, 1 May 1914, Incorrect date

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