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Tetuan (1863)

Spanish Broadside Ironclad (1863-1873) Tetuán was the first Spanish-built Ironclad, the second in service with the Armada (Spanish Navy), designed…

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Kaiser Max class ironclads (1862)

The broadside ironclads with a double life Austro-Hungarian Navy, 1862-1883: SMS Kaiser Max, Juan d’Austria, Prinz Eugen Austrian Fleet |…

Posted in 1870 Fleets 1870 Italian Fleet

Re d’Italia class Ironclads (1863)

Italian Regia Marina, US Built 1861-1875: Re d’Italia, Re di Portogallo The Re d’Italia class were two ironclad warships built…

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IJN Ryūjō (1869)

Japanese Ironclad 1869-1908. The first large sea-going Japanese Ironclad A controversial origin Ryūjō (龍驤, Prancing Dragon), was a British-built ironclad…

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Spanish Broadside Ironclad Numancia (1863)

Spanish Broadside Ironclad (1862-1910) Numancia was a French-built Ironclad, the first “battleship” ever in service with the Armada. She had…

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Gloire (1859)

The world’s first ironclad France 1858-1880, Broadside Ironclad Origin of the ironclad concept The naval staff under the 2nd French…

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Royal Navy 1870

British Empire (1850-1870) About 350 ships In full transition: The Royal Navy in 1870 In 1870 the Royal Navy experience…