1. HMS Minotaur - British Broadside Ironclad, 1868 (more photos)

    Closeup photograph of the ship’s bow, taken in port after 1875, showing crewmen, anchor and mooring chains, bowsprit rigging and bow decorations.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph

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  2. CDV photo by M. Day of Devonport

    This appears to be the HMS Achilles. She was laid down in 1861 and completed in 1864. She was the only British warship completed with 4 masts. Broken up in 1925. Source: Conway’s All the World’s Fighting Ships: 1860 - 1905

    HMS Achilles on Wiki - more about broadside ironclads

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