HMS Victorious

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HMS Victorious of the Majestic Class battleships of the Royal Navy,     The Majestic class combined the basic features of the Royal Sovereign class and the improvements of  HMS Renown.  This class proved to be good sea boats, and maneuvered well.  good steamers but had rather high fuel consumption. 

HMS Victorious was built at Chatham Dockyard and laid down on the 28th May 1894, launched 19th October 1895 and commissioned into the Royal navy o in November 1896. HMS Victorious went to the China station between 1898 and 1900 and then to the Mediterranean 1900 - 1903.   Then served in the Atlantic  Station until 1906, returning back to the Chatham  and the |Home Fleet in 1907. In March 1909 with a reduced crew she was refitted to burn oil fuel and had radio and fire control added.. In April 1909 she became Flagship of the Nore Division for a short period. But In June 1910 involved in a collision with HMS Majestic in the fog. sustaining some damage.  In January  1911 to May 1912. she transferred to Devonport Division after this joined the third Division. undergoing refit  December 1913.

Armament: four 12 inch guns, twelve 6 inch guns, sixteen 12 pdr guns, twelve 3 pdr guns, 2 maxims, two 2pdr boat guns and five torpedo tubes.   Displacement: 14,900 tons.   Speed: 16.5 knots.   Complement: 757.

 

HMS Victorious

HMS Victorious

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