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Re: HMS Africa 1905 - 1920
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2012, 09:17:56 »
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Re: HMS Africa 1905 - 1920
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2012, 10:44:11 »
Invitation to the launch of HMS Africa by the Marchioness of Londonderry 20th May 1905.

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Re: HMS Africa 1905 - 1920
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2012, 17:37:33 »
Thanks Bilgerat. I went through Vessels and was surprised not to find her there, didn't think to look at Aviation  :)

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Re: HMS Africa 1905 - 1920
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2012, 17:27:48 »
Smiler, you're absolutely correct, when built, HMS Africa was indeed the world`s largest warship. She wasn't to remain that way for long as the following year, Portsmouth Dockyard floated out the warship which was to make HMS Africa and every other battleship like her obsolete - HMS Dreadnought.

HMS Africa and her place in the history of naval aviation is the subject of this thread:

http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=3203.
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HMS Africa 1905 - 1920
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2012, 17:07:57 »
Launched at Chatham 1905, at the time the world`s biggest battleship. She was 457 ft long, displaced 16,350 tons with a speed in excess of 18 knots.

 

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