Armored citadel

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A schematic of HMS Inflexible depicting her rectangular citadel in the centre

In a ship an armored citadel is an armored box enclosing the machinery and magazine spaces. It was formed by the armored deck, the waterline belt and the transverse bulkheads.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Raven and Roberts, p. 9


  • Raven, Alan; Roberts, John (1980). British Cruisers of World War Two. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-922-7.