Retvisan sunk at Port Arthur. Retvizan was a pre-dreadnought battleship built before the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–05 for the Imperial Russian Navy. Retvizan was sunk by Japanese howitzers in December after the Japanese gained control of the heights around the harbor. The Japanese raised and repaired Retvizan after Port Arthur surrendered in January 1905. She was commissioned into the Imperial Japanese Navy as Hizen (肥前?) in 1908.
HMS Formidable (1904), a pre-dreadnought and lead ship of her class. With the launch of HMS Dreadnought in 1906 she was outclassed. Assigned to the 5th Battle Squadron of the Grand Fleet early in the war, she was torpedoed and sunk by U-24 on 1st Jan, 1915
The Battleship TEXAS is the last dreadnought in existence in the world, a veteran of Vera Cruz (1914) and both World Wars, and is credited with the introduction and innovation of advances in gunnery, aviation and radar. Having been designed in the first decade of the 20th century, (keel laid in 1911 and completed in 1914), and having seen action in some of the most intense and critical campaigns of WWII, she is an important piece of our naval and maritime history. USSTEXASBB35.COM