This second photo may not be so attractive to look at but it is full of interest to historians of Dartmouth. We think it actually shows the building of the new college (the cloud of dust) taking place, with shutes in place to carry rubbish quickly down to the quayside and straight on to contractor's vessels and, with a donkey engine in place, hauling building materials up the steep hillside to the site.
In either case, what we see are two decommissioned war ships of the Royal Navy (Hindostan is the smaller vessel) but even though we can see how out-of-date they were, it's fairly obvious that these would have been formidable opponents in any naval engagement. ( and no, this is not the HMS Hindustan that distinguished herself at Zeebruge.)
The near-completion of the modern Naval College allows us to date this photo with some accuracy to 1905 which was the year when the building was completed and the new intake of students arrived.