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Naval history of the Pre Dreadnought battleships of the Royal Navy shown in antique chromolithographs and photographs of the time. Battleships include HMS Hero, HMS Colossus, HMS Royal Sovereign and sister ship HMS Resolution, HMS Rodney, HMS Victoria and HMS Centurion.

LIST OF ROYAL NAVAL PRE DREADNAUGHT BATTLESHIPS BUILT BETWEEN 1857 AND 1906.

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NAME OF BATTLESHIP LAUNCHED  FATE

Coastal Defence Turret Ships

HMS ROYAL SOVEREIGN 17TH DECEMBER 1857 SOLD FOR B/U 1885
HMS PRINCE ALBERT 23RD MAY 1864 SOLD FOR B/U 1899

WARRIOR CLASS IRONCLADS            View Class

HMS WARRIOR 29TH DECEMBER 1860 CONVERTED TO DEPOT SHIP IN 1902 AND SUBSEQUENTLY RENAMED AS VERNON III. HULKED AND USED AS AN OIL PIPELINE PIER AT PEMBROKE. RENAMED C77 IN 1945.
HMS BLACK PRINCE 27TH FEBRUARY 1861 BECAME TRAINING SHIP IN 1899, RENAMED EMERALD IN 1903 THEN IMPREGNABLE IN 1910.

DEFENCE CLASS IRONCLADS            View Class

HMS DEFENCE 24TH APRIL 1861 BECAME TRAINING SHIP INDUS IN 1898. SCRAPPED IN 1935.
HMS RESISTANCE 11TH APRIL 1861 USED FOR TARGET PRACTICE IN 1880s. SOLD IN 1898 BUT SANK IN HOLYHEAD BAY. SHE WAS RAISED AND SCRAPPED.

HECTOR CLASS IRONCLADS           View Class

HMS HECTOR 26TH SEPTEMBER 1862 THE FIRST SHIP TO BE FITTED WITH WIRELESS. PART OF THE TORPEDO SCHOOL IN 1900. SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1905.
HMS VALIANT 14TH OCTOBER 1863 USED FOR HARBOUR SERVICE IN 1898 AND RENAMED INDUS. RENAMED VALIANT IN 1916, THEN VALIANT III IN 1919. SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1957.
 
HMS ACHILLES    (Egmont or Egremont) 23RD DECEMBER 1863 BECAME BASE SHIP HIBERNIA IN 1902, EGMONT IN 1904, THEN EGREMONT IN 1918 AND FINALLY PEMBROKE IN 1919. SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1925.
MINOTAUR CLASS IRONCLADS                      View Class
HMS MINOTAUR 12TH DECEMBER 1863 CONVERTED TO A TRAINING SHIP AND RENAMED BOSCAWEN IN 1904 THEN GANGES IN 1906 AND RENAMED AGAIN IN 1908 AS GANGES II. BROKEN UP IN 1922.
HMS AGINCOURT 27TH MARCH 1865 CONVERTED TO A TRAINING SHIP AND RENAMED BOSCAWEN III IN 1904, THEN GANGES II IN 1906. BROKEN UP IN 1927.
HMS NORTHUMBERLAND 17TH APRIL 1866 CONVERTED TO A TRAINING SHIP IN 1904 AND RENAMED ACHERON. SOLD  1927

PRINCE CONSORT CLASS IRONCLADS                  View Class

HMS PRINCE CONSORT 26TH JUNE 1862 SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1882.
HMS CALEDONIA 24TH OCTOBER 1862 SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1886.
HMS OCEAN 19TH MARCH 1862 SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1882.
 
HMS ROYAL OAK 10TH SEPTEMBER1862 SOLD IN 1885.
 
HMS ROYAL ALFRED 15TH OCTOBER 1864 SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1885.
 
HMS RESEARCH 15TH AUGUST 1863 WENT INTO RESERVE 1878. SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1884.
 
HMS ENTERPRISE 9TH FEBRUARY 1864 WENT INTO RESERVE IN 1871. SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1886.
 
HMS FAVORITE 5TH JULY 1864 WENT INTO RESERVE IN 1876. SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1886.
 
HMS ZEALOUS 7TH MARCH 1864 BECAME GUARDSHIP AT SOUTHAMPTON 1873. SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1886.
 
HMS REPULSE 25TH APRIL 1868 WENT INTO RESERVE IN 1885 SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1889.

LORD CLYDE CLASS                             View Class

HMS LORD CLYDE 13TH OCTOBER 1864 SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1875.
HMS LORD WARDEN 27TH MARCH 1865 SCRAPPED IN 1889.
 
HMS PALLAS 14TH MARCH 1865 SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1886.
 
HMS BELLEROPHON 26TH MAY 1865 BECAME PORTGUARD SHIP IN 1892. CONVERTED TO TRAINING SHIP IN 1904 AND RENAMED INDUS III. SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1922.
 
HMS PENELOPE 18TH JUNE 1868 PRESENT AT BOMBARDMENT OF ALEXANDRIA. BECAME PRISON HULK IN 1897. SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1912.

AUDACIOUS CLASS IRONCLADS                        View Class

HMS AUDACIOUS 27TH FEBRUARY 1869 HARBOUR SERVICE IN 1902, RENAMED FISGARD IN 1904, THEN IMPERIEUSE IN 1914. SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1922.
HMS INVINCIBLE 29TH MAY 1869 BOMBARDED ALEXANDRIA.  RENAMED EREBUS IN 1904, THEN FISGARD II IN 1906. SANK WHILE ON TOW OFF PORTLAND ON 17TH SEPTEMBER 1914.
HMS IRON DUKE 1ST MARCH 1870 SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1906.
HMS VANGUARD 3RD JANUARY 1870 SANK AFTER COLLIDING WITH IRON DUKE ON 1ST SEPTEMBER 1875.
 
HMS SULTAN 31ST MAY 1870 BOMBARDED ALEXANDRIA. SANK ON 6TH MARCH 1889 BUT WAS REPAIRED. RENAMED FISGARD IV IN 1906. 1931 REVERTED TO SULTAN. SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1946.
SWIFTSURE CLASS IRONCLADS  VIEW CLASS
HMS SWIFTSURE 15TH JUNE 1870 RENAMED ORONTES IN 1904. SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1908.
HMS TRIUMPH 27TH SEPTEMBER 1870 RENAMED TENEDOS IN 1904, INDUS IV IN 1912, THEN ALGIERS IN 1914. SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1921.
 
HMS HERCULES 10TH FEBRUARY 1868 ACCOMMODATION SHIP IN 1905, RENAMED CALCUTTA IN 1909, THEN FISGARD II IN 1915. SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1932.
 
HMS ALEXANDRA LAUNCHED 1875 SOLD AT CHATHAM 1903
 
HMS TEMERAIRE 9TH MAY 1876 RENAMED INDUS II IN 1904, THEN TO AKBAR IN 1915. SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1921.
BELLEISLE CLASS                             View Class
HMS BELLEISLE 12TH FEBRUARY 1876 USED AS A TARGET 1900-1903. SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1904.
HMS ORION 23RD JANUARY 1879 USED FOR HARBOUR SERVICE. RENAMED ORONTES IN 1909. HS 1910, SOLD JULY 1913
 
HMS SUPERB 16TH NOVEMBER 1875 SOLD FOR B/U 1906

SCORPION CLASS   masted turret ships

HMS SCORPION JULY 1863 SOLD FOR B/U 1903.  FOUNDERED ON PASSAGE TO BOSTON 17TH JUNE 1903
HMS WIVERN 29TH AUGUST 1863 SOLD FOR B/U 1922
 
HMS MONARCH 25TH MAY 1868 TOOK PART IN THE BOMBARDMENT OF ALEXANDRIA BEFORE BECOMING A GUARDSHIP IN 1897. SHE WAS RENAMED SIMOOM IN 1904 WHEN SHE BECAME A DEPOT SHIP. SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1905.
 
HMS CAPTAIN 27TH MARCH 1869 CAPSIZED OFF CAPE FINISTERRE ON 7TH SEPTEMBER 1870 ONLY FIVE MONTHS AFTER COMMISSIONING. ONLY 17 SURVIVORS.

CERBERUS CLASS   coast defence monitors

HMS CERBERUS 2ND DECEMBER 1868 SUNK AS BREAKWATER 1926
HMS MAGDALA 2ND MARCH 1870 SOLD FOR B/U 1904
 
HMS ABYSSINIA 19TH FEBRUARY 1870 SOLD FOR B/U 1903
 
HMS GLATTON 8TH MARCH 1871 SOLD FOR B/U 1903
 
HMS HOTSPUR 19TH MARCH 1870 SOLD FOR SCRAPPING IN 1904.
DEVASTATION CLASS                     View Class
HMS  DEVASTATION 12TH JULY 1871 SOLD  MAY  1908
HMS THUNDERER 25TH MARCH 1872 SOLD FOR B/U JULY 1909
 
HMS RUPERT 12TH MARCH 1872 SOLD JULY 1907
DREADNOUGHT CLASS
HMS DREADNOUGHT 8TH MARCH 1875 SOLD FOR B/U 14TH JULY 1908
INFLEXIBLE CLASS
HMS INFLEXIBLE LAUNCHED 1876 COMPLETED 1881 SOLD AT CHATHAM 1903

AGAMEMNON CLASS TURRET SHIPS           View Class

HMS AGAMEMNON 17TH SEPTEMBER 1879 BROKEN UP FOR SCRAP IN 1903.

HMS AJAX

10TH MARCH 1880 SOLD FOR SCRAPPING IN 1904.
ALEXANDRA CLASS
HMS ALEXANDRA LAUNCHED 1877 SOLD AT CHATHAM 1903
COLOSSUS CLASS
HMS COLOSSUS 21ST MARCH 1882 SOLD FOR B/U 6TH OCTOBER 1908
HMS EDINBURGH 18TH MARCH 1882 SOLD FOR B/U 11TH OCTOBER 1910
CONQUEROR CLASS                View Class
HMS CONQUEROR 8TH SEPTEMBER 1881 SOLD FOR B/U 9TH APRIL 1907
HMS HERO 27TH OCTOBER 1885 SUNK AS TARGET 18TH FEBRUARY 1908
ADMIRAL CLASS                                View Class
HMS COLLINGWOOD 22ND NOVEMBER 1882 SOLD FOR B/U 11TH MAY 1909
HMS ANSON 17TH FEBRUARY 1886 SOLD FOR B/U 13TH JULY 1909
HMS CAMPERDOWN 24TH NOVEMBER 1885 SOLD FOR B/U 11TH JULY 1911
HMS HOWE 28TH APRIL 1885 SOLD FOR B/U 10TH NOVEMBER 1910
HMS RODNEY 8TH OCTOBER 1884 SOLD FOR B/U 16TH JUNE 1909
HMS BENBOW 15TH JUNE 1885 SOLD FOR B/U 13TH JULY 1909
VICTORIA CLASS
HMS VICTORIA 9th JUNE 1887 SUNK IN COLLISION WITH HMS CAMPERDOWN 22ND JUNE 1893.
HMS SANS PAREIL 9TH MAY 1887 SOLD FOR B/U 9TH APRIL 1907
TRAFALGAR CLASS
HMS TRAFALGAR 20TH SEPTEMBER 1887 SOLD FOR B/U 9TH MARCH 1911
HMS NILE 27TH MARCH 1885 SOLD FOR B/U 9TH JULY 1912
ROYAL SOVEREIGN CLASS
HMS EMPRESS OF INDIA 7TH MAY 1891 SUNK AS TARGET 4TH NOVEMBER 1913
HMS RAMILLIES 1ST MARCH 1892 SOLD FOR B/U 7TH OCTOBER 1913
HMS REPULSE 27TH FEBRUARY 1892 SOLD FOR B/U 27TH JULY 1911
HMS RESOLUTION 28TH MAY 1892 SOLD FOR B/U 2ND APRIL 1914
HMS REVENGE 3RD NOVEMBER 1892 RENAMED REDOUBTABLE IN 1913, THEN SOLD FOR B/U  6TH NOVEMBER 1919
HMS ROYAL OAK 5TH NOVEMBER 1892 SOLD FOR B/U 14TH JANUARY 1914
HMS ROYAL SOVEREIGN 26TH FEBRUARY 1891 SOLD FOR B/U 7TH OCTOBER 1913
HOOD CLASS
HMS HOOD 30 JULY 1891 SUNK AS BLOCKSHIP 4TH NOVEMBER 1914
CENTURION CLASS
HMS CENTURION 3RD AUGUST 1892 SOLD FOR B/U 12TH JULY 1910
HMS BARFLEUR 10TH AUGUST 1892 SOLD FOR B/U 12TH JULY 1910
RENOWN CLASS
HMS RENOWN 8TH MAY 1895 SOLD FOR B/U 2ND APRIL 1914
MAJESTIC CLASS                    View Class
HMS CAESAR 2ND SEPTEMBER 1896 SOLD FOR B/U 8TH NOVEMBER 1921
HMS HANNIBAL 28TH APRIL 1896 SOLD FOR B/U 28TH JANUARY 1920
HMS ILLUSTRIOUS 17 SEPTEMBER 1896 SOLD FOR B/U 18TH JUNE 1920
HMS JUPITER 18TH NOVEMBER 1895 SOLD FOR B/U 15TH JANUARY 1920
HMS MAJESTIC 31ST JANUARY 1895 TORPEDOED 27TH MAY 1915
HMS MAGNIFICENT 19TH DECEMBER 1894 SOLD FOR B/U 9TH MAY 1921
HMS MARS 30TH MARCH 1896 SOLD FOR B/U 9TH MAY 1921
HMS PRINCE GEORGE 22ND AUGUST 1895 SOLD FOR B/U 21ST SEPTEMBER 1921
HMS VICTORIOUS 19TH OCTOBER 1895 SOLD FOR B/U 19TH DECEMBER 1922
CANOPUS CLASS                             View Class
HMS ALBION 21ST JUNE 1898 SOLD FOR B/U 11TH DECEMBER 1919
HMS CANOPUS 12TH OCTOBER 1897 SOLD FOR B/U 28TH JANUARY 1920
HMS GLORY 11TH MARCH 1899 SOLD FOR B/U 19TH DECEMBER 1922
HMS GOLIATH 25TH MARCH 1898 TORPEDOED 13TH MAY 1915
HMS OCEAN 5TH JULY 1898 MINED 18TH MARCH 1915
HMS VENGEANCE 25TH JULY 1899 SOLD FOR B/U 1ST DECEMBER 1921
FORMIDABLE CLASS                               View Class
HMS FORMIDABLE 17TH NOVEMBER 1898 TORPEDOED 1ST JANUARY 1915
HMS IRRESISTIBLE 15TH DECEMBER 1898 MINED 18TH MARCH 1915
HMS IMPLACABLE 3RD MARCH  1899 SOLD FOR B/U 8TH NOVEMBER 1921
LONDON CLASS                                   View Class
HMS BULWARK 18TH OCTOBER 1899 BLOWN UP 26TH NOVEMBER 1914
HMS LONDON 21ST SEPTEMBER 1899 SOLD FOR B/U 4TH JUNE 1920
HMS VENERABLE 8TH MARCH 1902 SOLD FOR B/U 4TH JUNE 1920
HMS QUEEN 8TH MARCH 1902 SOLD FOR B/U 4TH SEPTEMBER 1920
HMS PRINCE OF WALES 25TH MARCH 1902 SOLD FOR B/U 12TH APRIL 1920
DUNCAN CLASS                              View Class
HMS ALBEMARLE 5TH MARCH 1901 SOLD FOR B/U 19TH NOVEMBER 1919
HMS CORNWALLIS 13TH JULY 1901 TORPEDOED 9TH JANUARY 1917
HMS DUNCAN 21ST MARCH 1901 SOLD FOR B/U 18TH FEBRUARY 1920
HMS EXMOUTH 31ST AUGUST 1901 SOLD FOR B/U 15TH FEBRUARY 1920
HMS MONTAGU 5TH MARCH 1901 WRECKED 30TH MAY 1906
HMS RUSSELL 19TH FEBRUARY 1901 MINED 27TH MARCH 1916
KING EDWARD VII CLASS                                 View Class
HMS AFRICA 20TH MAY 1905 SOLD FOR B/U 30TH JUNE 1920
HMS BRITANNIA 10TH DECEMBER 1904 TORPEDOED 9TH NOVEMBER 1918
HMS COMMONWEALTH 13TH MAY 1903 SOLD FOR B/U 18TH NOVEMBER 1921
HMS DOMINION 25TH AUGUST 1903 SOLD FOR B/U 9TH MAY 1921
HMS HIBERNIA 17TH JUNE 1905 SOLD FOR B/U 8TH NOVEMBER 1921
HMS HINDUSTAN 19TH DECEMBER 1903 SOLD FOR B/U 9TH MAY 1921
HMS KING EDWARD VII 23RD JULY 1903 MINED 6TH JANUARY 1916
HMS NEW ZEALAND 4TH FEBRUARY 1904 RENAMED ZEALANDIA 1911, SOLD FOR B/U 8TH NOVEMBER 1921
SWIFTSURE CLASS                          View Class
HMS SWIFTSURE 12TH JANUARY 1903 SOLD FOR B/U 18TH JUNE 1920
HMS TRIUMPH 15TH JANUARY 1903 TORPEDOED 18TH MAY 1915
LORD NELSON CLASS                                   View Class
HMS LORD NELSON 4TH SEPTEMBER 1906 SOLD FOR B/U 4TH JUNE 1920
HMS AGAMEMNON 23RD JUNE 1906 SOLD FOR B/U 24 JANUARY 1927
 
 
HMS Royal Sovereign25th April 1857SOLD FOR B/U 1885
 
HMS Prince Albert23rd May 1864Sold in December 1899 for 7,025

Warrior Class

HMS Black Prince27th February 1861Training Ship 1899 Queenstown. Renamed Emerald March 1903. Plymouth as Impregnable III June 1910. Sold for BU 21st March 1923.
HMS Warrior29th December 1860Hulked as Vernon III March 1904. Floating oil pontoon, Llanion Oil Depot, Pembroke. C77 in 1945. Preserved.

Defence Class

HMS Defence24th April 1861Training Ship 1898. Scrapped 1935.
HMS Resistance11th April 1861Sold 1898. Foundered 1899, scrapped 1900.

Hector Class

HMS Hector26th September 1862Scrapped 1905.
HMS Valiant14th October 1863Decommissioned 1885. Depot Ship 1897. Floating oil tank 1926 at Hamoaze. Scrapped 1957.
HMS Valiant14th October 1863Sold 1956
 
HMS Achilles23rd December 1863Became Base Ship at Malta 1901; name changed to HIBERNIA 1902; EGMONT 1904; EGREMONT 1918; PEMBROKE 1919. Sold for breaking up 1923.

Minotaur Class

HMS Agincourt27th March 1865Keel laid under name CAPTAIN, changed to AGINCOURT soon after. Became a training ship at Portland in 1895. Renamed TS BOSCAWEN III March 1904, GANGES II 1906, coal hulk C109 1908. Sold 1960.
HMS Minotaur12th December 1863Ordered as ELEPHANT but name changed to MINOTAUR soon after. Became Training Ship BOSCAWEN in 1904; GANGES 1906; GANGES II 1908. Sold 1922.
HMS Northumberland17th April 1866Became Training Ship for stokers ACHERON in 1904 and converted to Coal Hulk C8 in 1909, renamed C68 in 1926. Sold 1927. She was broken up in 1935.

Prince Consort Class

HMS Caledonia24th October 1862Sold for scrap 30th September 1886.
HMS Ocean19th March 1863Sold 11th May 1882.
HMS Prince Consort26th June 1862Sold for scrap March 1882.
HMS Royal Oak10th September 1862Sold 30th September 1885.
 
HMS Royal Alfred15th October 1864Sold for scrap December 1884.
 
HMS Research15th August 1863Sold 1884.
HMS ENTERPRISE 9TH FEBRUARY 1864 WENT INTO RESERVE IN 1871. SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1886.
 
HMS Favorite5th July 1864Sold for breaking up on 30th March 1886.
 
HMS Zealous7th March 1864Sold September 1886.
 
HMS Repulse25th April 1868Scrapped February 1889.

Lord Clyde Class

HMS Lord Clyde13th October 1864Sold for scrap November 1885.
HMS Lord Warden27th May 1865Sold for scrap February 1889.
 
HMS Pallas14th March 1865Sold for breaking up on 20th April 1886.
 
HMS Bellerophon26th April 1865Became port guard ship at Pembroke Dock in 1892. Converted to a stokers' training ship March 1904 and renamed Indus III. Sold for scrap 12th December 1922.
 
HMS Penelope18th June 1867Sold for scrap 12th July 1912.

Audacious Class

HMS Audacious27th February 1869Renamed Fisgard April 1904.
HMS Invincible29th May 1869Renamed Erebus April 1904, then Fisgard II in 1906. Sank in a storm off Portland Bill 17th September 1914.
HMS Iron Duke1st March 1870Sold 15th June 1906.
HMS Vanguard3rd January 1870Sunk in collision 1st September 1875.
 
HMS Sultan31st May 1870Renamed Fisgard IV 1st January 1906.

Swiftsure Class

HMS Swiftsure15th June 1870RENAMED ORONTES IN 1904. SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1908.
HMS Triumph27th September 1870RENAMED TENEDOS IN 1904, INDUS IV IN 1912, THEN ALGIERS IN 1914. SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1921.
 
HMS Hercules10th February 1868Renamed CALCUTTA 1909.FISGARD II in 1915. Sold for breaking up, 1932.
 
HMS Temeraire9th May 1876Renamed Indus II April 1904. Then to Akbar in 1915. Sold for scrap in 1921.
 
HMS Belleisle12th February 1876Wrecked as target 4th September 1903.
 
HMS Orion23rd January 1879Constructed for the Ottoman Empire and purchased while building, ex Boordjizaffer, on 13th February 1878. Renamed Orontes December 1909 and converted to Stores Ship.
HMS SUPERB 16TH NOVEMBER 1875 SOLD FOR B/U 1906

Scorpion Class

HMS ScorpionOctober 1863Sold February 1903. Subsequently lost on 17th June 1903.
HMS Wivern29th August 1863Sold May 1922.
 
HMS Monarch25th May 1868Renamed Simoom March 1904. Sold 1905.
 
HMS Captain27th March 1869Foundered 7th September 1870.

Cerberus Class

HMAS Cerberus2nd December 1868Renamed Platypus II 1918. Scuttled as a breakwater at Half Moon Bay in 1926 and preparations underway to raise and preserve her.
HMIS Magdala2nd March 1870To UK (Magdala) 31st October 1892. Scrapped 1903.
 
Abyssinia19th February 1870Sold for breaking up January 1903.
 
HMS Glatton8th March 1871Sold for scrap 7th July 1903.
 
HMS Hotspur19th March 1870Sold 2nd August 1904.

Devastation Class

HMS Devastation12th July 1871Sold 12th May 1908.
HMS Thunderer25th March 1872Sold 13th September 1909.
 
HMS Rupert12th March 1872Sold 10th July 1907.
 
HMS Dreadnought8th March 1875Sold for scrap 14th July 1908.
 
HMS Inflexible27th April 1876Sold 15th September 1903.

Ajax Class

HMS Agamemnon17th September 1879Scrapped January 1903.
HMS Ajax10th March 1880Sold March 1904.
 
HMS Alexandra7th April 1875Sold 6th October 1908.

Colossus Class

HMS Colossus21st March 1882Scrapped 6th October 1908.
HMS Edinburgh18th March 1882Sold 11th October 1910.

Conqueror Class

HMS Conqueror8th September 1881Sold 9th April 1907.
HMS Hero27th October 1885Sunk as target 18th February 1908.

Admiral Class

HMS Anson17th February 1886Sold for scrap 13th July 1909.
HMS Benbow15th June 1885Scrapped 13th July 1909.
HMS Camperdown24th November 1885Sold for scrap 11th July 1911.
HMS Collingwood22nd November 1882Sold for breaking up 11th May 1909.
HMS Howe28th April 1885Sold 11th October 1910. Scrapped.
HMS Rodney8th October 1884Sold for breaking up 16th June 1909.

Victoria Class

HMS Sans Pareil9th May 1887Sold 9th April 1907.
HMS Victoria9th April 1887Sunk in collision, 22nd June 1893.

Trafalgar Class

HMS Nile27th March 1888Sold 9th July 1912.
HMS Trafalgar20th September 1887Sold 9th May 1911.

Royal Sovereign Class

HMS Empress of India7th May 1891Sunk as target On 4 November 1913, Empress of India was used as a target ship in firing trials in Lyme Bay that were primarily intended to give officers and men an idea of the effect of live shell against a real target. A secondary objective was to look at the problems caused by several ships firing at the same target at the same time. The first ship to engage the stationary Empress of India was the light cruiser Liverpool, this was followed by two dreadnought battleships (Thunderer and Orio
HMS Ramillies1st March 1892Sold at. auction for scrap on 7 October 1913; the buyer, George Cohen, of Swansea, paid 42,300 for her. She was resold to an Italian company, who in November of that year, towed her to Italy to be broken up
HMS Repulse27th February 1892sold for scrap on 11 July 1911 to Thos W Ward for 33,500, and arrived at Morecambe for to be broken up on 27 July.
HMS Resolution28th May 1892Scrapped 2nd April 1914.
HMS Revenge3rd November 1892Renamed Redoubtable 2nd August 1915. Finally broken up in 1919.
HMS Royal Oak5th November 1892Sold 14th January 1914.
HMS Royal Sovereign26th February 1891Sold for scrap 7th October 1913.
 
HMS Hood30th July 1891Sunk as blockship at Portland Harbour, 4th November 1914.

Centurion Class

HMS Barfleur10th August 1892Sold for scrap 12th July 1910.
HMS Centurion3rd August 1892Scrapped 12th July 1910.
 
HMS Renown8th May 1895Sold 2nd April 1914.

Majestic Class

HMS Caesar2nd September 1896Sold for scrap 8th November 1921.
HMS Hannibal28th April 1896Sold for scrap 28th January 1920.
HMS Illustrious17th September 1896Scrapped 18th June 1920.
HMS Jupiter18th November 1895Sold for scrap 15th January 1920.
HMS Magnificent19th December 1894Storeship 1918. Sold 9th May 1921.
HMS Majestic31st January 1895Sunk 27th May 1915.
HMS Mars30th March 1896Sold for scrap 9th May 1921.
HMS Prince George22nd August 1895Renamed Victorious II 1918. Sold for scrap 21st September 1921.
HMS Victorious19th October 1895Renamed Indus II March 1916.

Canopus Class

HMS Albion21st June 1898Sold 11th December 1919.
HMS Canopus13th October 1897Scrapped 18th February 1920.
HMS Glory11th March 1899Became Depot Ship and renamed Crescent, 1st May 1920.
HMS Goliath23rd March 1898Sunk 13th May 1915
HMS Ocean5th July 1898Sunk 18th March 1915.
HMS Vengeance25th July 1899Sold for scrap 1st December 1921.

Formidable Class

HMS Bulwark18th October 1899Exploded 26th November 1914.
HMS Formidable17th November 1898Sunk 1st January 1915.
HMS Implacable13th March 1899Scrapped 8th November 1921.
HMS Irresistible15th December 1898Sunk 18th March 1915.
HMS London21st September 1899Sold for scrap 4th June 1920.
HMS Prince of Wales25th March 1902Sold 12th April 1920.
HMS Queen8th March 1902Scrapped 5th August 1921.
HMS Venerable2nd November 1899Scrapped 4th June 1920.

Duncan Class

HMS Albemarle5th March 1901Sold 19th November 1919.
HMS Cornwallis13th July 1901Sunk 9th January 1917.
HMS Duncan21st March 1901Sold 18th February 1920.
HMS Exmouth31st August 1901Sold for scrap 15th January 1920.
HMS Montagu5th March 1901Wrecked st Shutter Rock, Lundy Island on 30th May 1906.
HMS Russell19th February 1901Sunk 27th April 1916.

King Edward VII Class

HMS Africa20th May 1905Sold 30th June 1920.
HMS Britannia10th December 1904Torpedoed and sunk 9th November 1918 by UB 50 off Cape Trafalgar.
HMS Commonwealth13th May 1903Sold for scrap 18th November 1921.
HMS Dominion25th August 1903Sold for scrap 9th May 1921.
HMS Hibernia17th June 1905Sold for scrap 8th November 1921.
HMS Hindustan19th December 1903Sold for scrap 9th May 1921.
HMS King Edward VII23rd July 1903Sunk 6th January 1916.
HMS New Zealand4th February 1904Renamed Zealandia 1 December 1911. Sold for scrap 8th November 1921.

Swiftsure Class

HMS Swiftsure3rd December 1903Sold 18th June 1920.
HMS Triumph15th January 1903Sunk 25th May 1915.

Lord Nelson Class

HMS Agamemnon23rd June 1906Became a target ship in September 1920. Sold for scrap 24h January 1927.
HMS Lord Nelson4th September 1906Scrapped 4th June 1920

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