China Station - HMS Goliath
HMS Goliath Victorian era Pre-Dreadnought Battleship Marine Painting Art Print by Naval Artist Roger H. Middlebrook GAvA
With commitments all over the globe, the Royal Navy of the late 19th and early 20th century was twice the size of the next largest fleet. Supplying ships for fleets in such diverse waters as the Falkland Islands, Mediterranean and the Far East gave great impetus to both ship designers and builders with the warships built between 1870 and 1900 being some of the most graceful to ever enter the water.
In 1893 the first Majestic class ships were laid down and with these being designed to operate in waters closer to the British Isles, a slightly smaller class of Battleship with the same level of armament was required for service further afield. It was the Canopus class which fulfilled this role and all but one of the six strong class were to serve at some point on the China Station.
In Roger H. Middlebrook's Naval Art Painting, HMS Goliath is seen in company with the Orlando Class cruiser HMS Narcissus, a ship that was to spend much of its active service life in the Far East.
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