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 HMS Royal Oak. Pre Dreadnaught Battleship of the Royal Navy, built by Laird at Birkenhead, HMS Royal Oak was launched on the 5th November 1892 and commissioned at Portsmouth in January 1896. HMS Royal Oak was the only ship of the class (the others being HMS Royal Sovereign, Empress of India, Repulse, Ramillies, Resolution and Revenge)  not to have been fitted with steam pipes abaft the Funnels, this made her easily distinguished from the sister ships. In her final years she served in home waters finally being scrapped 14th January 1914.

Displacement: 14,150 tons.    Horse power: 13,000.    Length: 380 ft.    Beam: 75ft.    Draught: 27' 6".    Armament: four 67 ton in two armoured barbettes. Partial belt of 18 inch thick armour.    Speed 18.2 knots.

HMS Royal Oak.

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HMS Royal Oak Circa 1910

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HMS Royal Oak Circa 1900

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HMS Royal Oak, 1894.

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HMS Royal Oak, 1894.

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HMS Royal Oak of the Special Flying Squadron - 1896

The Royal Oak is a steel armoured battleship of the Naval Defence Act Programme and was completed for sea in 1894.  She was built by contract at the yard of Messrs. Laird, at Brikenhead, and engined by the same firm.  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 18.2 knots.  The Royal Oak was commissioned at Portsmouth in January 1896 as one of the ships of the Special Flying Squadron.  She is commanded by Captain Burges Watson.

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HMS Royal Oak.

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HMS Royal Oak, September, 1896

HMS Royal Oak - Sister ships of the 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 SOVEREIGN 26TH FEBRUARY 1891 SOLD FOR B/U 7TH OCTOBER 1913
 

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