Voidships

A Steampunk History of a World at War

HMS Empress of India

 
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Friday, 27 September 1878

The first Royal Navy "Faraday Battleship", the "HMS Empress of India" is launched from the Liverpool dockyards.

Standard gravity displacement: 30,000 tons

Speed: 27.5 knots

Armament:

  • 8 × BL 13.5-inch guns (4 × 2)
  • 30 × QF 6-inch guns (30 × 1)
  • 20 × 6 pdr (20 × 1)
  • 24 × 18in Torpedo Tubes (16 above water, 8 underwater)

Complement: 1400

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