1908 - HMS GLADIATOR Sunk
25th April. The Portsmouth built cruiser, HMS Gladiator, is rammed and sunk by the liner St. Paul, near Yarmouth, Isle of Wight during a snow storm. 30 men lost their lives with many injured.
4th October. Gladiator is raised and starts her journey to the Dockyard.
7th October. Gladiator is dry docked in the Deep Dock (known today as No 9 Dry Dock).
13th October the Admiralty decide to sell the Gladiator for scrap.