An item dated London, England 20th reported that the British battleship Prince George (1) which collided with the Hannibal during a manoeuvre arrived without further incidents at Ferrol, Spain. She was to however be beached making a lot of water.
1. Laid down at the Portsmouth Dockyard, England on 10 September 1894, launched on 22 August 1895, completed in November 1896, refitted at Portsmouth, England between March-December 1909, in reserve with a decreased crew in December 1910, used as a so-called mine-bumper in the Dardanelles in 1915, paid off at Chatham Dockyard in March 1916, crew transferred to anti submarine vessels, served as auxiliary vessel including as sickbay at Chatham, accommodation ship there between March 1916-May 1918. Converted at Chatham into a destroyer depot ship between May-October 1918, renamed Victorious II in September 1918, added to the Victorious at Scapa Flow, retained her original name in February 1919, for disposal since 21 February 1920, sold to be broken up to a British company on 22 September 1921, resold to a German company in December 1921 and underway towards her final destination wrecked off Camperduin, Netherlands on 30 December 1921. Scrapped en situ becoming a breakwater. Of the Majestic-class consisting of the Majestic, Caesar, Hannibal, Illustrious, Jupiter, Magnificent, Mars, Prince George and Victorious, preceded by the HMS Renown and succeeded by the Canopus-class.
2. Laid down at the Pembroke Dockyard, England on 1 May 1894, launched on 28 April 1896, completed in April 1898, commissioned in April 1898, disarmed except for part of her secondary armament between March-April 1915, laid up at Scapa Flow and Loch Goil until September 1915, troop transport in the Dardanelles in 1915, depot ship of auxiliary patrol vessels at Alexandria, Egypt since November 1915, paid off at Malta on 25 October 1919 and sold to be broken up on 28 January 1920 which was executed in Italy.Of the Majestic-class consisting of the Majestic, Caesar, Hannibal, Illustrious, Jupiter, Magnificent, Mars, Prince George and Victorious, preceded by the HMS Renown and succeeded by the Canopus-class. Built under the Spencer Programme. In 1891 requested Controller rear admiral Jackie Fisher for a new 12cm battleship. As a response designed Director of Naval Construction William Henry White a 12.500 tons battleships with 4-12” guns and a 22,9cm/9” thick belt presenting this to the Board on 27 January 1892. The design of the Majestic-class was used by for instance Japan as a basic for the Shikishima-class and the Mikasa.