Pre-dreadnought battleship is the common term for all of the
types of sea going battleships constructed between the mid-1890s
and 1905. Pre-dreadnoughts substituted the ironclad warships
of the 1870s and 1880s. Created from steel, and shielded by
hardened steel armour, pre-dreadnought battleships conveyed
a main battery of extremely heavy guns in turrets aided by
one or more secondary batteries of lighter weapons. They were
driven by coal-fuelled triple-expansion steam engines.
German Warships, 1815-1945: Major Surface Vessels.
German Warships, 1815-1945: U-boats and Mine Warfare Vessels.
German warships of the Second World War.
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