Military Factory

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.

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

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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Benedetto Brin
Italian naval engineer and future politician Benedetto Brin (1833-1898) spearheaded a vast resurgence in Italian naval prowes...
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CS Capitan Prat (1890)
With ongoing tensions in South America and a long-reaching coastline to defend, the Chilean government began investing in mod...
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FS Bouvet (1898)
Bouvet served the French Navy during the early part of the 20th Century and saw her keel laid down on January 16th, 1893 in L...
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FS Caiman (1885)
In the end of the 1870s, the French Navy began moving away from the traditional ironclad warship featuring their main guns se...
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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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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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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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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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IJN Mikasa
In the First Sino-Japanese War (1894 - 1895), Japan clashed with China over the domination of Manchuria and Korea. The princi...
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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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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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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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USS Oregon (BB-3)
The United States began its growth as a notable all-modern naval power in the late 1800s - fresh off of its bloody Civil War ...
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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 ...
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