List of ship launches in 1896

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The list of ship launches in 1896 includes a chronological list of some ships launched in 1896.

Country Builder Location Ship Class / type Notes
28 March  United States William Cramp and Sons Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Iowa Battleship
30 March  United Kingdom Laird, Son & Co Birkenhead Mars Majestic-class battleship
28 April  United Kingdom Pembroke Dock Wales Hannibal Majestic-class battleship
30 April  Russia Baltic Works Saint Petersburg Rossia Armoured cruiser
30 April  United Kingdom William Denny & Bros Ltd Dumbarton Sussex Passenger ferry For London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
27 May  France Cherbourg Cassard[1] D'Assas-class cruiser
11 June  France Société Nouvelle des Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée La Seyne d'Entrecasteaux[2] First class cruiser
14 July  United Kingdom John Brown & Company Clydebank, Scotland Electra Brazen-class destroyer
2 September  United Kingdom Portsmouth Dockyard Portsmouth Caesar Majestic-class battleship
2 September  Russia Nikolayev shipyard Mykolaiv Rostislav Pre-dreadnought battleship
17 September  United Kingdom Chatham Dockyard Chatham, Kent Illustrious Majestic-class battleship
7 October  United Kingdom Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company Bat Star-class destroyer
8 October  France Société Nouvelle des Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée La Seyne Catinat[3] Catinat-class cruiser
8 October  United Kingdom Harland & Wolff Belfast Arcadia Seized by USA at Newport News, became US Govt. ship in 1917. Scrapped in 1926.[4][5]
21 October  United Kingdom Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company Govan, Scotland Diadem Diadem-class cruiser
3 December  United Kingdom Portsmouth Dockyard Portsmouth Furious[6] Arrogant-class cruiser
4 December  United Kingdom Armstrong, Mitchell and Company Newcastle upon Tyne New Orleans Protected cruiser laid down for Brazilian Navy, purchased by United States Navy
5 December  United Kingdom Laird, Son & Co. Birkenhead Locust Earnest-class destroyer
December 5  United Kingdom Sheerness Dockyard Sheerness, Kent Proserpine[7] Pelorus-class cruiser
December 5  United States Bath, Maine Newport Gunboat
December 5  United States Bath, Maine Vicksburg Gunboat
8 December  United Kingdom Portsmouth Dockyard Portsmouth Gladiator Arrogant-class cruiser
21 December  United Kingdom Armstrong, Mitchell and Company Newcastle-upon-Tyne Pactolus[8] Pelorus-class cruiser
23 December  United States Crescent Shipyard Elizabeth, New Jersey Annapolis Gunboat

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Times (London), Monday, 1 June 1896, p.12
  2. ^ The Times (London), Wednesday, 24 June 1896, p.12
  3. ^ The Times (London), Saturday, 10 October 1896, p.11
  4. ^ http://www.norwayheritage.com/p_ship.asp?sh=arcad
  5. ^ http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-a/id1605.htm
  6. ^ The Times (London), Thursday, 3 December 1896, p.7
  7. ^ The Times (London), Monday, 7 December 1896, p.12
  8. ^ The Times (London), Tuesday, 22 December 1896, p.8

See also[edit]

Ship events in 1896
Ship launches: 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901
Ship commissionings: 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901
Ship decommissionings: 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901
Shipwrecks: 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901