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HMS Victorious of the Majestic Class battleships of the Royal Navy,     The Majestic class combined the basic features of the Royal Sovereign class and the improvements of  HMS Renown.  This class proved to be good sea boats, and maneuvered well.  good steamers but had rather high fuel consumption. 

HMS Victorious was built at Chatham Dockyard and laid down on the 28th May 1894, launched 19th October 1895 and commissioned into the Royal navy o in November 1896. HMS Victorious went to the China station between 1898 and 1900 and then to the Mediterranean 1900 - 1903.   Then served in the Atlantic  Station until 1906, returning back to the Chatham  and the |Home Fleet in 1907. In March 1909 with a reduced crew she was refitted to burn oil fuel and had radio and fire control added.. In April 1909 she became Flagship of the Nore Division for a short period. But In June 1910 involved in a collision with HMS Majestic in the fog. sustaining some damage.  In January  1911 to May 1912. she transferred to Devonport Division after this joined the third Division. undergoing refit  December 1913. HMS Victorious was dismantled and sent to Long Hope, Orkney to become a depot ship for the dockyard staff who worked on the Home Fleet. Victorious stayed as a depot ship until the end of the war

Armament: four 12 inch guns, twelve 6 inch guns, sixteen 12 pdr guns, twelve 3 pdr guns, 2 maxims, two 2pdr boat guns and five torpedo tubes.   Displacement: 14,900 tons.   Speed: 16.5 knots.   Complement: 757.

 

HMS Victorious, 1900.

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HMS Victorious, 1896.

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HMS Victorious.

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HMS Victorious

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HMS Victorious.

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HMS Victorious.  Pictured is Rear Admiral Sir Archibald Berkeley Milne.

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HMS Victorious

Other Majestic Class Battleships
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
 

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