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HMS Royal Sovereign (1892)  (7th)

This the seventh vessel to carry the name was laid down at Portsmouth Dockyard on 30-Sep-1889 and launched 26-Feb-1891.

She was one of 70 vessels ordered under the Naval Defence Act of 1889, and set the standard for most of the pre-dreadnought capital ships that followed.

The idea of the new design was increased fighting efficiency, plus maintenance of speed in a seaway.

She served with the Channel Fleet from 1892 to 1892 (Flagship 1892-95). Then on to the Mediterranean 1897 to 1892 and as a guardship 1892 -1905.

After a refit in 1903 she was in Reserve until 1907 when she joined the Home Fleet.

Sold 07-Oct-1913 and broken up at Genoa.

 

Other HMS Sovereign
- 1st HMS Trinity Sovereign
- 2nd HMS Royal Sovereign
- 3rd HMS Royal Sovereign
- 4th HMS Royal Sovereign
- 5th HMS Royal Sovereign
- 6th HMS Royal Sovereign
- 7th HMS Royal Sovereign
- 8th HMS Royal Sovereign
- 9th HMS Sovereign

- Royal Sovereign Class (1892)
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This page last edited - 23 October, 2012.

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