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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

British Royal Navy continued with building battleships of the Royal Sovereign and Queen Elizabeth-classes according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1914-1915 no. 4

Royal Sovereign or Revenge-class

Queen Elizabeth-class

An item referred to the Engineering dated 17th April reported that the same year 3 battleships of the Royal Sovereign-class with an armament of 8-38,1cm guns and further more 15,2cm guns were to be laid down for the British Royal Navy. The armament was similar to the Queen Elizabeth-class but the displacement was smaller and the speed lower. Further more was one battleship of the British Queen Elizabeth-class to be laid down. The result was that in 3 years time 8 battleships with a speed of 21 miles and 6 with a speed of 25 miles were built, all with a main armament of 38,1cm guns.