Saturday, 22 April 2017

The main guns of the Austrian battleship Viribus Unitis according to the Dutch magazine Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1913-1914 no. 2


An item referred to the magazine Le Yacht dated 1 March reporting that the Austrian battleship Viribus Unitis was armed with 30,5cm 45 cal guns with a weight of 54.300 tons firing projectiles with weight of 450 kilo. Vo 800 metres.(1)

1. Built by the Stabilimento Technico Triestino. The first laid down on 24 July 1910, launched on 24 June 1911, completed on 5 December 1912 and sunk on 1 November 1918 in the harbour of Pola due to a mine. At that moment she was all ready transferred to Serbia. Main armament consisted of 12-30,5cm/12” guns. Of the Tegethoff-class.