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    Pre-Dreadnought Battleships of Naval History

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 1/19/2016

    The arrival of HMS Dreadnought immediately made all previous warships obsolete, resulting in the term "Pre-Dreadnought" being used to describe them.





    There are a total of (18) Pre-Dreadnought Battleships of Naval History in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




    1901
    Ammiraglio di Saint Bon
    Ammiraglio di Saint Bon was accepted into the Regia Marina (Italian Navy) at the turn of the last ce... [Read More]
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    1905
    Benedetto Brin
    Italian naval engineer and future politician Benedetto Brin (1833-1898) spearheaded a vast resurgenc... [Read More]
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    1891
    CS Capitan Prat (1890)
    With ongoing tensions in South America and a long-reaching coastline to defend, the Chilean governme... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the CS Capitan Prat (1890)

    1898
    FS Bouvet (1898)
    Bouvet served the French Navy during the early part of the 20th Century and saw her keel laid down o... [Read More]
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    1885
    FS Caiman (1885)
    In the end of the 1870s, the French Navy began moving away from the traditional ironclad warship fea... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the FS Caiman (1885)

    1908
    HMS Agamemnon
    HMS Agamemnon was the prize of the British Royal Navy and the last of her pre-dreadnought battleship... [Read More]
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    1873
    HMS Devastation (1873)
    In the late 1870's, Sir Edward J. Reed (1830-1906), the British Admiralty's Director of Naval Constr... [Read More]
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    1905
    HMS King Edward VII
    HMS King Edward VII battleship of the British Royal Navy was laid down at Devonport Dockyard on Marc... [Read More]
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    1905
    HMS New Zealand (1905)
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    1900
    IJN Asahi
    The IJN Asahi was a pre-dreadnought battleship vessel in service with the Imperial Japanese Navy. Sh... [Read More]
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    1902
    IJN Mikasa
    In the First Sino-Japanese War (1894 - 1895), Japan clashed with China over the domination of Manchu... [Read More]
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    1905
    Slava
    The word "Slava" itself translates to "Glory" in Russian and her representative vessel was the last ... [Read More]
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    1903
    SMS Arpad
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    1908
    SMS Schleswig-Holstein
    The SMS Schleswig-Holstein was a storied vessel of the German Navy that managed to survive all of Wo... [Read More]
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    1900
    USS Alabama (BB-8)
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    1900
    USS Kearsarge (BB-5)
    The USS Kearsarge (BB-5) was an early modern United States Navy (USN) steel battleship leading a cla... [Read More]
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    1896
    USS Oregon (BB-3)
    The United States began its growth as a notable all-modern naval power in the late 1800s - fresh off... [Read More]
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    1895
    USS Texas (1895)
    The first USS Texas was America's first battleship. The US Navy needed battleships to protect her sh... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Texas (1895)