Victoria Class (1890) BB
class which followed the Admiral
Class (1888), the two ships of the Victoria Class must be considered a
backward step. They had a limited main armament which could only fire
ahead of the beam. For protection aft they had only one unprotected 10in
Completion was delayed due to hold-up with production of their 16.25in main guns. Which were housed in turrets instead of the barbettes of the Admiral's.
Although three-cylinder compound engines had been to sea for some time, these were the first to have triple expansion steam engines fitted.
They were not considered a very successful design.
This page last edited -
08 March, 2013.
Copyright © Ian M King, except where otherwise indicated.