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The Shipwreck of the Birkenhead

HMS Birkenhead, also referred to as HM Troopship Birkenhead or steam frigate Birkenhead was one of the first iron-hulled ships built for the Royal Navy. She was designed as a frigate, but was converted to a troopship before being commissioned.



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The Shipwreck of the Birkenhead