Belleisle Class Ram (1876)

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Two Belleisle class armoured rams were designed and built for Turkish service, but were bought up in the Russian war scare of 1878 for service in the Royal Navy.

Overview of 2 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Belleisle Samuda Brothers, Poplar 1874 12 Feb, 1876 Sold 1904
Orion Samuda Brothers, Poplar 23 Jan, 1879 Sold 1913

Construction and Design

See Also



  • Chesneau, Robert; Kolesnik, Eugene (editors) (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on and