Friday, 7 July 2017

British battleship HMS Canopus launched according to the Dutch magazine dated Marineblad 1899-1900 no. 5

An item referred to the Mittheilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens reported the launching on 11 March by Laird Brothers, Birkenhead, England of the British battleship Glory, part of the Canopus-class, She was launched with the citadel, casemate and barbette already armoured and part of the boilers, auxiliary machinery and pipelines. Displacement 9.000 tons.(1)

1. Laid down on 1 December 1896, launched on 11 March 1899, completed in October 1900, commissioned on 1 November 1921, renamed HMS Crescent in April 1920 and finally sold to be broken up on 19 December 1922.