The International Naval Research Organization is a non-profit organization dedicated to the encouragement of the study of naval vessels and their histories, principally in the era of iron and steel warships (about 1860 to date). Its purpose is to provide information and a means of contact for those interested in warships. The principal activity of INRO for over 50 years has been the publication of a quarterly journal, Warship International, recognized internationally as the leading and most authoritative publication in the field. Auxiliary services include a Book Service, offering a 10 per cent discount on current naval books, and the Photo Service, which provides warship photos at a nominal price.
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Austro-Hungarian Empire’s Pre-Dreadnought battleship Erzherzog Ferdinand Max Many of our readers may be unaware of the fact that the Austro-Hungarian Navy had a rather impressive naval presence in the Northern Mediterranean during WW I.  Erzherzog Ferdinand Max was laid down in 1903 and completed April 1907. Displacement – 10,600 tons, Complement – 700, Dimensions – length (waterline) 408 Feet, beam72 feet, draught (mean) 24.5 feet. Guns (Skoda) – 4 - 9.4 in, 12 – 7.6 in, 12 – 12 pdr, 45 cal, 2 – 12 pdr. 18 cal. & 2 - 17.7 in. submerged torpedo tube, Armour was produced by (Krupp). The above information is from the 1914 edition of Jane’s Fighting Ships.  The photograph contains the date of 1907, and is from the I.N.R.O. Archives. The Erzherzog Ferdinand Max was a member of the E. Karl class of pre-dreadnaught battleships.  The three ships of this class were named after members of the Royal Family of Austria-Hungry. After the end of WW I the vessel was given to the British Royal Navy.  It was scrapped in Italy during 1921.
The International Naval Research Organization is a non- profit organization dedicated to the encouragement of the study of naval vessels and their histories, principally in the era of iron and steel warships (about 1860 to date). Its purpose is to provide information and a means of contact for those interested in warships. The principal activity of INRO for over 50 years has been the publication of a quarterly journal, Warship International, recognized internationally as the leading and most authoritative publication in the field. Auxiliary services include a Book Service, offering a 10 per cent discount on current naval books, and the Photo Service, which provides warship photos at a nominal price.
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