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Pre-Dreadnought Battleships

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 6/25/2014

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

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There are a total of 15 Pre-Dreadnought Battleships 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 century, prior to The Great...
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1905
Benedetto Brin
Italian naval engineer and future politician Benedetto Brin (1833-1898) spearheaded a vast resurgence in Italian naval prowes...
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1898
Thumbnail picture of the Bouvet (1898)

1878
Thumbnail picture of the Caiman (1878)

1908
HMS Agamemnon
HMS Agamemnon was the prize of the British Royal Navy and the last of her pre-dreadnought battleships produced. Because she w...
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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 Construction (DNC), was develop...
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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 March 8th, 1902, and became t...
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1900
IJN Asahi
The IJN Asahi was a pre-dreadnought battleship vessel in service with the Imperial Japanese Navy. She saw extensive combat in...
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1902
IJN Mikasa
In the First Sino-Japanese War (1894 - 1895), Japan clashed with China over the domination of Manchuria and Korea. The princi...
Thumbnail picture of the IJN Mikasa

1905
Slava
The word "Slava" itself translates to "Glory" in Russian and her representative vessel was the last of the Borodino-class bat...
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1903
Thumbnail picture of the SMS Arpad

1908
SMS Schleswig-Holstein
The SMS Schleswig-Holstein was a storied vessel of the German Navy that managed to survive all of World War 1 and fight on th...
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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 class of two-strong, displac...
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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 shores and to be seen as a ...
Thumbnail picture of the USS Texas (1895)