HMS Thunder Child

Title

HMS Thunder Child

Subject

Destroyer

Description

The HMS Thunder Child is a fictional ironclad torpedo ram of the Royal Navy. The Thunder Child was placed off the mouth of the Essex River and protecting several refugee ships that were escaping the Martian invasion. Torpedo rams are specially designed ships used to ram or torpedo enemy ships up close. These vessels had a low profile, speed, armor and torpedoes. Torpedo tubes were built into these ships some having forward facing torpedo tubes and also side-firing tubes.

Creator

Royal Navy

Source

War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

Contributor

Jared Lampe

Files

Correa-Martians_vs._Thunder_Child.jpg

Citation

Royal Navy, “HMS Thunder Child,” The Museum of Fictional Literary Artifacts, accessed January 28, 2023, https://mfla.omeka.net/items/show/86.