Tuesday, November 12, 2013

French predreadnought battleship Liberté on the Hudson River in 1909.

From Wikipedia: "1909 Hudson-Fulton Celebration" in 1909. From Saturday, 25 September, to Monday, 11 October 1909, the U.S. state of New York commemorated the 300th anniversary of the discovery of the Hudson River by Henry Hudson in 1609 and the 100th anniversary of the first successful navigation of the river with a steamboat Robert Fulton in 1807."
Ship details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_battleship_Liberté

Kaiser class German battleship SMS König Albert.

Ship details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS_König_Albert

Monday, November 11, 2013

Italian armoured cruiser San Marco coaling up.

Ship details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_cruiser_San_Marco

Iron Duke class battleship HMS Marlborough in 1912.

Ship details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Marlborough_(1912)

Predreadnought battleship USS Massachusetts in 1899.

Ship details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Massachusetts_(BB-2)

Imperial Japanese Navy heavy cruiser Ashigara, Spithead Coronation Fleet Review, May 20th 1937.

Ship details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_cruiser_Ashigara

Imperial Russian Navy turret ironclad Petr Veliky before her 1904 reconstruction.

Ship details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_ironclad_Petr_Veliky

Canadian light cruiser HMCS Ontario (former HMS Minotaur) docked in Vancouver harbour, May 20th 1948.

Ship details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMCS_Ontario_(C53)

French predreadnought battleship Masséna, Toulon harbour, 1898-1899.

Ship details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_battleship_Masséna

Sunday, November 10, 2013

German predreadnought coastal defense battleship SMS Ägir.

Ship details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS_Ägir

Regioni class Italian protected cruiser Etruria on parade, Hudson-Fulton Celebration, Hudson River, New York,1909.

Ship details:

Displacement: ~2450 metric tons
Dimensions: 84.8m L, 12.03m W, 4.87m D
Machinery: 2 sets of three-cylinder triple expansion reciprocating steam engines, 2 propellers 7585 IHP
Speed: 19.8 knots at maximum power during sea trials
Endurance: ~2100 nautical miles
Armour: deck 51mm, tower 50mm
Armament as completed: four 6" 40-caliber guns, six 4.7" 40-caliber guns, eight 57mm 43-caliber guns, two machine guns, two 17,7" torpedo tubes
Armament 1905-1914: two 6" 40-caliber guns, eight 4.7" 40-caliber guns, eight 57mm 43-caliber guns, eight 37mm 20-caliber guns, 2 machine guns, two 17.7" torpedo tubes
Armament from 1915: six 4.7" 40-caliber guns, six 57mm 43-caliber guns, two 37mm 20-caliber guns, one machine gun, two 17.7" torpedo tubes

Etruria was laid down on April 4th 1889 at the Orlando Shipyard in Livorno (Italy), launched April 23rd 1891, and completed July 11th 1894. She sank on August 13th 1918 following the explosion of an ammunition barge in the Livorno harbour.

Source: Italian Warships of World War 1, by Aldo Fraccaroli, Ian Allan press, London, 1970, 304pp.

Monday, November 4, 2013

German predreadnought battleship SMS Elsass in Kiel.

I have seen this photograph identified as both the SMS Elsass and her sister ship SMS Hessen. The name plate seems to read Elsaß rather than Hessen under forensic sharpening but appears mirrored left to right.
Ship details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS_Elsass