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DEFENCE

65

Name

Edgar Endymion . Hawke Royal Arthur Crescent St. George Gibraltar Grafton Theseus Eclipse Minerva Talbot Diana Juno . Venus Powerful Terrible Dido . Doris . Isis . Furious Gladiator Vindictive Arrogant Hermes Hyacinth Highflier Diadem Andromeda Niobe Europa Spartiate Argonaut Amphitrite Ariadne Cressy Hogue Aboukir Sutlej Euryalus Bacchante 2 Unnamed 4 Unnamed

1890 1891 1891 1891 1891 1892 1892 1892 1892 1894 1895 1895 1895 1895 1895 1895 1895 1896 1896 1896 1896 1896 1896 1896

1896 1897 1897 1897 1898 1898 1898

GO 2 o

7,350 7,350 7,350 7,700 7,700 7,700 7,700 7,350 7,350 5,600 5,600 5,600 5,600 5,600 5,600 14,200 14,200 5,600 5,600 5,600 5,750 5,750 5 750 5,750 5,600 5,600 5,600 11,000 11,000 11,000 11,000 11,000 11,000 11,000 11,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 14,100

Armament

12 6-pr. <fe ) 12 6-pr. (fc 1

f 2 22-ton ; 10 6-in. Q.F. ; 12 6-pr. & \ 5 3-pr. Q.F. Do. Do. f 1 22-ton ; 12 6-in. Q.F. 1 5 3-pr. Q.F. Do. / 2 22-ton ; 10 6-in. Q.F. I 5 3-pr. Q.F Do. Do. Do. 5 6.in. Q.F. ; 6 4-7-in. ; and smaller Q.F. Do. Do. Do. Do. Do. f 2 9'2-in. ; 12 6.in. Q.F. ; 18 12-pr. & \ 1 12 3-pr. Q.F. / Do. 5 6-in. Q.F. ; 6 47-in. and smaller Q.F. Do. Do. r 4 0-in. Q.F. ; 6 4-7-in. Q.F. ; 9 12-pr. \ \ Q.F. ; 8 small Q.F. J Do. Do. Do. Do. Do. Do. 16 6-in. Q. F. ; 14 12-pr. Q.F. ; 20 small Q.F. Do. Do. Do. 4S-in., 12 6in., 14 12-pr. & 20 small all Q.F. Do. Do. Do. 2 9-2-in. ; 12 6-in. Q.F. ; 14 12-pr. Q.F. Do. Do. Do. Do. Do. 2 9-2-in. ; 16 6-in. Q.F. ; 14 12-pr. Q.F. Design not settled.

lo � Indicated Horse- power 2t) .3 � 19-7 4 12,000 Do. Do. 12,000 12,000- 19-7 19-7 4 12,000 19-5 Do. 12,000 19-5 1 Do. 12,000 19-5 Do. Do. 12,000 12,000 19-5 : 19-7 Do. 3 12,000 9,600 19-7 19-5 3 3 3 3 3 9,600 9,600 9,600 9,600 9,600 19-5 19-5 19-5 19-5 19-5 4 25,000 22-0 4 25,000 22-0 4 4 4 9,600 9,600 9,600 19-5 19-5 195 2 10,000 190 2 2 10,100 10,000 19 19-5 2 3 3 3 10,000 9,600 9,600 9,600 19-5 19-5 19-5 19-5 3 3 3 3 16,500 16,500 16,500 16,500 20-5 t 20-5 j 20-5 1 20-5 , 3 3 3 16,500 16,500 16,500 20-5 1 20-5 1 20-5 ! 3 16,000 21,000 21,000 21,000 21,000 21,000 20-5 21-0 21-0 210 21 21-0 — 21,000 21 — 30,000 23-0 — ' — —

Of the ten battleships built under the Naval Defence Act, seven are of the Royal Sovereign type, which is a much improved development of the

  • Admiral ' class, with better protection, higher freeboard, and more powerful

armament. The Hood is the only one of these new battleships which carries her heavy guns in closed turrets. The Barjleur and Centurion are examples of the tendency to combine the chief qualities of the largest ironclads in a rather smaller and less expensive compass. In them the protection and arrangement of the quick-firing armament have been even more highly elaborated than in the Eoijal Sovereign class, and their speed is at least equal. F