Punch,  55 (1868), 129.

New Names for the Navy



Essay, Drollery


Military Technology, Steamships, Language

    Criticises the appropriateness of the names for the Royal Navy's armoured ships. Given that the vessels are extortionately expensive, 'useless and unhandy', suggests that names such as 'Wasteful' and 'Blunderer' would be more apt than 'Powerful' and 'Thunderer'.

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