List of battleships of minor navies


List of battleships of minor navies

This is a list of battleships of minor battleship navies:

Argentina

*La Plata class
**"La Plata" (1874)
**"Los Andes" (1874)
*Independencia class
**"Independencia" (1891)
**"Nueve de Julio" (1890) - Renamed "Libertad" 1892
*Rividavia class
**ARA "Rivadavia" (1911) - BU 1950s
**ARA "Moreno" (1911) - BU 1950s

Australia (Victoria colony until 1901)

*"Nelson" (1814, ex-British "Nelson", transferred 1867 to Victoria) - Cut down to frigate, BU 1928
*"Cerberus" (1868) - Scuttled as breakwater 1926
*HMAS "Australia" (1913) - Scuttled in 1924

Brazil

"Ships of the line"
*Vasco da Gama 74-80 (c. 1792, ex-Portuguese, captured 1822)
*Medusa 68-74 (c. 1786, ex-Portuguese, captured 1822, ex-"Nossa Senhora do Monte do Carmo", renamed 1793)
*Afonso de Albuquerque 62-64 (c. 1767, ex-Portuguese, captured 1822, ex-"Nossa Senhora dos Prazeres", renamed 1796/97) - Discarded, 1826
*Principe Real 80-90 (c. 1771, ex-Portuguese, captured 1822, ex-"Nossa Senhora da Conceicão", renamed 1794)
*? 74 (c. 1763, ex-Portuguese "Conde Dom Henrique", captured 1822, ex-"Nossa Senhora do Pilar", renamed 1793)
*Dom Pedro I 64-74 (c. 1763, ex-Portuguese "Martin de Freitas", acquired 1822, ex-"Infante dom Pedro", renamed 1806, ex-"Santo António e São José", renamed 1794; renamed Pedro I)
*? 64-72 (c. 1766, ex-Portuguese "Dom Joao de Castro", acquired 1822, ex-"Nossa Senhora do Bom Sucesso", renamed 1800)"Coast defence ships"
*Barrozo (1864) - BU 1885
*Brasil (1864) - BU 1905
*Tamandare (1865) - BU 1885
*Lima Barros (1865) - Intended as Paraguayan "Bellona", renamed 1865. BU 1905
*Rio de Janeiro (c. 1865) - Mined 1866
*Bahia (1865) - Intended as Paraguayan "Minerva", renamed 1865, BU 1895
*Silvado (1866) - Intended as Paraguayan "Nemesis", renamed 1865, discarded c. 1885, BU 1895
*Mariz e Barros class
**Mariz e Barros (1866) - Discarded 1890. BU 1892
**Herval (1866) - Discarded 1885. BU 1887
*Cabral class
**Cabral (1866) - Discarded 1885, BU 1887
**Colombo (1866) - Discarded 1885, BU 1887
*Sete de Setembro (1874) - Discarded, BU 1895
*Javary class
**Javary (1873) - Sank 1893
**Solimoes (1874) - BU during the 1890's
*Independencia - Confiscated by Britain before delivery, renamed "Neptune"
*Riachuelo (1883) - Sunk 1910
*Aquidaban (1885) - Renamed "Vinte Quatro de Mayo" 1894, renamed "Aquidaban" 1900, sunk 1906
*Marechal Deodoro class
**Marechal Deodoro (1898) - To Mexico 1924, renamed "Anahuac"
**Marechal Floriano (1899) - Discarded, BU 1936"Dreadnoughts"
*Minas Gerais class
**Minas Gerais (1910) - BU 1954
**Sao Paulo (1910) - Sank in storm while being towed to breakers 1951

Chile

*Almirante Cochrane class
**Almirante Cochrane (1874) - BU c. 1935
**Valparaiso (1875), renamed as "Blanco Encalada" in 1877 - Torpedoed 1891
*Huáscar (1865, ex-Peruvian "Huáscar", captured 1879) - Preserved at Talcahuano
*Capitan Prat (1890)
*Constitucion class (not handed over)
**Constitucion (1903) - Confiscated by Britain 1903, renamed "Swiftsure", sold for BU 1920
**Libertad (1903) - Confiscated by Britain 1903, renamed "Triumph", torpedoed 1915
*Almirante Latorre (1913) - Purchased by Britain 1914 and renamed "Canada", repurchased 1920, BU 1959

China

*Dingyuan class
**Dingyuan (1881) - Sunk 1895
**Zhenyuan (1882) - Captured by Japan 1895, BU 1910

Colombia

*? (1785, ex-Swedish "Tapperheten" 60, transferred 1825) - To Portugal by 1848

Finland

*Ilmarinen class
**Ilmarinen (1931) - Mined 1941
**Väinämöinen (1932) - Taken by the Soviet Union after WWII, renamed "Vyborg"

India (British colony)

*Magdala (1870)

Mexico

*Asia 64 (1789, ex-Spanish "Asia", mutinied and handed over 1825) - BU 1830
*Anahuac (1898, ex-Brazilian "Marechal Deodoro", obtained 1924)

Norway

These are Norwegian battleships after Norway got its own navy in 1814. Earlier battleships are listed under Denmark
*Tordenskjold class
**Tordenskjold (1897) - Captured by Germany 1940 and renamed "Nymphe", reverted 1945, BU 1948
**Harald Haarfagre (1897) - Captured by Germany 1940 and renamed "Thetis", reverted 1945, BU 1948
*Eidsvold class
**Norge (1900) - Torpedoed 1940
**Eidsvold (1900) - Torpedoed 1940
*Bjørgvin class
**Bjørgvin (1912) - Confiscated by the British Navy and renamed HMS Glatton, blew up
**Nidaros (1912) - Confiscated by the British Navy and renamed HMS Gorgon

Peru

*Independencia (1865) - Wrecked 1879
*Huáscar (1865) - Captured by Chile 1879, preserved at Talcahuano


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.