Victoria Class (1890) BB

As a class which followed the Admiral Class (1888), the two ships of the Victoria Class must be considered a backward step. They had a limited main armament which could only fire ahead of the beam. For protection aft they had only one unprotected 10in gun.

Completion was delayed due to hold-up with production of their 16.25in main guns. Which were housed in turrets instead of  the barbettes of the Admiral's.

Although three-cylinder compound engines had been to sea for some time, these were the first to have triple expansion steam engines fitted.

They were not considered a very successful design.


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This page last edited - 08 March, 2013.

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