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Dispatch vessel 'HMS Iris'. Launched in 1877, this was the first steel ship built for the British Admiralty. Constructed of steel made by the Siemens-Martin process at Landore Siemens Steel Company, Swansea, Wales. A transitional vessel with both sails and steam engines. From 'Great Industries of Great Britain', (London, c1880). Wood engraving.

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Dispatch vessel 'HMS Iris'.  Launched in 1877, this was the first steel ship built for the British Admiralty. Constructed of steel made by the Siemens-Martin process at Landore Siemens Steel Company, Swansea, Wales. A transitional vessel with both sails and steam engines. From 'Great Industries of Great Britain', (London, c1880). Wood engraving.