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Tegetthoff 1878
Monarch Class
Habsburg Class
Erherzog Karl Class
Radetzky Class
Tegetthoff Class

Battleships of the Austro Hungarian Empire. The Habsburg monarchy had been a major power in Europe in the 19th century. Its Navy, before the outbreak of world war one consisted of only 7 modern dreadnaught Battleships.

Ship Name Launch Date Fate
Drache Class
Drache 9th September 1861 Scrapped in 1883/4.
Slamander 22nd August 1861 Scrapped in 1895/6.
Kaiser Max Class
Kaiser Max 14th March 1862 Underwent a rebuild to become a centre battery ship of the same name in 1873.
Prinz Eugen 14th June 1862 Underwent a rebuild to become a centre battery ship of the same name in 1873.
Juan de Austria 26th July 1862 Scrapped in 1886.
Erzherzog Ferdinand Max Class
Erzherzog Ferdinand Max 24th May 1865 Became a tender to the gunnery training ship and was scrapped in 1916.
Habsburg 24th June 1865 Became accommodation and guard ship at Pola and was scrapped in 1900.
Lissa 25th February 1869 Scrapped in 1894/5.
Custoza 20th August 1872 Became accommodation ship in 1914 until given to Italy after WW1. Scrapped sometime after 1920.

Custoza, on the stocks, c.1870.

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Erzherzog Albrecht 24th April 1872 Renamed Feuerspeier and became a gunnery tender. Became accommodation ship in 1915 until given to Italy in 1920 being renamed Buttafuoco. Scrapped sometime after 1920.

Erherzog Albrecht, on the stocks c.1871.

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Kaiser 1871 Refitted in 1869 and then became an accommodation ship called Bellona in 1902.

Kaiser, 1866.

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Kaiser Max Class
Kaiser Max 28th December 1875 Given to Yugoslavia in 1920.
Don Juan D'Austria 25th October 1875 Sunk in 1919.
Prinz Eugen 7th September 1877 Became repair ship called Vulkan before being impounded by Italy in 1919.
Teggetthoff Battery ship 15th October 1878 Renamed Mars in 1912. Given to Italy and scrapped in 1920.
Kronprinzessein Erzherzogin Stefani 14th April 1887 Became accommodation ship in 1914. Given to Italy in 1920 and scrapped in 1926.
Kronprinz Erzherzog Rudolf 6th July 1887 Given to Yugoslavia in 1919 and renamed Kumbor. Sold for scrap in 1922.
Monarch Class               View Class
Monarch 9th May 1895 The crew mutinied in February 1918 and from April that year she was an accommodation ship. Given to Britain in 1920 and scrapped in Italy.
Wien 6th July 1895 Sunk by torpedoes on 10th December 1917.
Budapest 27th April 1896 Became accommodation ship in 1918. Given to Britain in 1920 and scrapped in Italy.
Habsburg Class                View Class
Habsburg 9th September 1900 Part of the 4th Division. Given to Britain in 1920 and scrapped in 1921.
Arpad 11th September 1901 Part of the 4th Division. Given to Britain in 1920 and scrapped in 1921.
Babenberg 4th October 1902 Part of the 4th Division. Given to Britain in 1920 and scrapped in 1921.
Erzherzog Karl Class             View Class
Erzherzog Karl 4th October 1903 Taken by Yugoslavia in 1919  but given to France in 1920 and scrapped.
Erzherzog Friedrich 30th April 1904 Taken by Yugoslavia in 1919 but given to France in 1920 and scrapped.
Erzherzog Ferdinand Max 21st May 1905 Taken by Yugoslavia in 1919 but given to Britain in 1920 and scrapped.
Radetzky Class                                   View class
Erzherzog Franz Ferdinand 30th September 1908 Formed part of the 2nd Division of the 1st Battle Squadron. Ceded to the Italians after the war and scrapped in 1926.
Radetzky 3rd July 1909 Used in the British Coronation Review in 1911. Formed part of the 2nd Division of the 1st Battle Squadron. Helped to knock out the batteries of Montenegran. Ceded to the Italians after the war and scrapped in 1920-21.
Zrinyi 12th April 1910 Formed part of the 2nd Division of the 1st Battle Squadron. Ceded to the Italians after the war and scrapped in 1920-21.
Tegetthoff Class                        View class
Viribus Unitis 24th June 1911 Part of the 1st Division of the 1st Battle Squadron during WW1. Sunk by a limpet mine planted by Italians in Pola harbour on 1st November 1918.
Tegetthoff 21st March 1913 Part of the 1st Division of the 1st Battle Squadron during WW1. Ceded to Italy in 1919. Broken up in 1924-25.
Prinz Eugen 17th July 1914 Part of the 1st Division of the 1st Battle Squadron during WW1. Cede to France in 1919 and used as a target. Sunk on 28th June 1922.
Szent Istvan 17th January 1915 Part of the 1st Division of the 1st Battle Squadron during WW1. Sunk by torpedoes from Italian forces on 10th June 1918.
 

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