Chatham Historic Dockyard Railway
The Handyside Trials
History of Locomotive Names: THISTLE
Dick, Kerr & Co. 0-4-0ST Works No.26, Built 1912.
6 ships have borne the name H.M.S. THISTLE.
Was a 10-gun schooner launched in 1808 and wrecked on the 6
April 1811 on Maransqam Beach, 30 miles south of Sandy Hook, due to an inaccurate chart.
Was a Bold [modified Confounder] design, 12-gun brig.
It was built by Mrs. Mary Ross of Rochester and launched on the 13
The ship was broken up in July 1823.
Was a Dapper-class wooden screw gunboat launched in 1855 and broken up in 1863.
Was a Beacon-class composite screw gunvessel, built by Deptford Dockyard and launched on the 25
In November 1888 the ship was sold to Read of Portsmouth for breaking up.
Was a Bramble-class steel gunboat, built by London & Glasgow at Govan and launched on the 22
I was sold on the 13
July 1926 to Ward'st of Pembroke.
Was a Triton-class submarine, launched on the 25
The vessel was lost on the 10
April 1940 when it was sunk.
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