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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 in1900 but changed before completion. She served in the Channel Squadron, HMS Empress of India was finally sunk as a target on 4th November 1913.

Displacement: 14,150 tons.    Horse power: 13,000.    Length: 380 ft.    Beam: 75ft.    Draught: 27' 6".   Compliment: 712.  Speed 18 knots.  

Armament: four 67 ton in two armoured barbettes (13.5 inch).  Ten  6-inch guns,  16 - 6 pounder QF, (this were distributed widely on two decks, with  six mounted on main deck in casemates and the rest on upper deck with splinter shields. In the refits of 1902/1904 this upper deck guns had their splinter shields replaced with 5-inch  KC armour casemates. ) Twelve  3 pounder guns  and seven 18-inch torpedo tubes (5 aw and 2 submerged). Partial belt of 18 inch thick armour.    

HMS Empress of India, 1893.

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HMS Empress of India, 1893.

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HMS Empress of India, 1893.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP157

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HMS Empress of India, 1893.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP156

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HMS Empress of India of the Channel Squadron - 1896

The Empress of India is a steel armoured battleship of the Naval Defence Act Programme and was completed for sea in 1893.  She was built at Pembroke Dockyard and engined by Messrs. Humphrys & Tennant.  Her displacement is 14,150 tons; I.H.P. 13,000. Length 380ft. Beam, 75ft. Maximum draught 27ft 6ins.  She carries as her principal armament four 67 ton guns in two armoured barbettes, and has a partial belt of armour of 18ins maximum thickness.  Her speed is 18 knots.  The Empress of India ay one time carried the flag of the second in command of the Channel Squadron.  She was last commissioned in December 1895 by Captain Angus MacLeod.

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HMS Empress of India.

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HMS Empress Of India Pictured Circa 1904 

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HMS Empress of India pictured in 1902. She was the flagship of Admiral Pelham Aldrich at the Naval Review for the Coronation.

HMS Empress of India with Rear Admiral Charles Grey Robinson inset.

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Empress of India pictured pre 1896.

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HMS Empress of India of the Channel Squadron, In Dock at Chatham

The first-class battleship Empress of India of the Channel Squadron which we here see as she lay in dock at Chatham Yard last December, belongs to the Royal Sovereign type of battleships, and was built under the Naval Defence Act of 1889. One of the most pressing needs for the Navy in 1896 was for more dock accommodation for the largest battleships (empress of India had seven sisters while Majestic had eight).

HMS Empress of India in Hamilton Dock, Malta Dockyard, 1898

HMS Empress of India - sister ships of the Royal Sovereign Class
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
 

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