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Officers of the battleship "Tirpitz": Admiral Ciliax (front middle), Commander Topp (front, 5th from left) and ship supply officer Kurt Voigt (middle, 2nd from left) .

Officers of the battleship "Tirpitz": Admiral Ciliax (front middle), Commander Topp (front, 5th from left) and ship supply officer Kurt Voigt (middle, 2nd from left) .

HMS Camperdown was a pre-Dreadnought Battleship of the Royal Navy.  Sank HMS Victoria in a collision, 1898 off the coast of Lebanon.

HMS Camperdown was a pre-Dreadnought Battleship of the Royal Navy. Sank HMS Victoria in a collision, 1898 off the coast of Lebanon.

HMS Kent, one of the British ships at the Battle of the Falkland Islands 8th December 1914 http://www.britishbattles.com/battle-of-the-falkland-islands/

HMS Kent, one of the British ships at the Battle of the Falkland Islands 8th December 1914 http://www.britishbattles.com/battle-of-the-falkland-islands/

HMS New Zealand was one of three Indefatigable-class battlecruisers. Launched in 1911, the ship was funded by the government of New Zealand as a gift to Britain,[2] and she was commissioned into the Royal Navy in 1912. She had been intended for the China Station, but was released by the New Zealand government at the request of the Admiralty for service in British waters. Fought at Heligoland Bight, Dogger Bank, & Jutland. Placed in reserve in 1920 & scrapped in 1922.

HMS New Zealand was one of three Indefatigable-class battlecruisers. Launched in 1911, the ship was funded by the government of New Zealand as a gift to Britain,[2] and she was commissioned into the Royal Navy in 1912. She had been intended for the China Station, but was released by the New Zealand government at the request of the Admiralty for service in British waters. Fought at Heligoland Bight, Dogger Bank, & Jutland. Placed in reserve in 1920 & scrapped in 1922.

"HMS Calcutta" was sold to breakers in 1908. Her figurehead was acquired by Admiral Lord Fisher, then First Sea Lord, as she had been his first seagoing ship.   In 2013 the figurehead of "HMS Calcutta" (shown here) was restored and transferred to the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

"HMS Calcutta" was sold to breakers in 1908. Her figurehead was acquired by Admiral Lord Fisher, then First Sea Lord, as she had been his first seagoing ship. In 2013 the figurehead of "HMS Calcutta" (shown here) was restored and transferred to the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

HMS Victoria. Builder: Armstrong Whitworth Elswick yard. Cost: £ 845,000. Laid down: 13 June 1885. Launched: 9 April 1887. Commissioned: March 1890. Nickname: "The Slipper"; Victoria and her sister ship Sans Pareil together were known as "The Pair of Slippers". Fate: Accidentally rammed and sunk, 22 June 1893. Class & type: Victoria-class battleship. Displacement: 11,020 tons. Length: 340 ft (100 m). Beam: 70 ft (21 m). Draught: 26 ft 9 in (8.15 m). Speed: 16 kn (18 mph; 30 km/h)

HMS Victoria. Builder: Armstrong Whitworth Elswick yard. Cost: £ 845,000. Laid down: 13 June 1885. Launched: 9 April 1887. Commissioned: March 1890. Nickname: "The Slipper"; Victoria and her sister ship Sans Pareil together were known as "The Pair of Slippers". Fate: Accidentally rammed and sunk, 22 June 1893. Class & type: Victoria-class battleship. Displacement: 11,020 tons. Length: 340 ft (100 m). Beam: 70 ft (21 m). Draught: 26 ft 9 in (8.15 m). Speed: 16 kn (18 mph; 30 km/h)

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