Royal Sovereign Class

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Battleships of the Royal Sovereign Class of the 1890's.   Photos and histories of the Royal Sovereign Class battleships including HMS Empress of India, HMS Ramillies, HMS Repulse, HMS Resolution, HMS Revenge, HMS Royal Oak and HMS Royal Sovereign.

HMS Empress of India. Steel armoured pre dreadnought battleship built at Pembroke Dockyard as part of the Royal Sovereign class. Launched 7th May 1891 at Pembroke dockyard. She was initial to be called  HMS Renown in 1900 but changed before completion. She served in the Channel Squadron, HMS Empress of India was finally sunk as a target on 4th November 1913.

HMS Ramillies, of the Royal Sovereign  Class Battleship of the Royal Navy. Built by J and G Thomson at Clydebank and launched 1st March 1892.  HMS Ramillies Cost just over ?900,000 to complete. Served the last years in Home waters before being scrapped 7th October 1913

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