SMS Viribus Unitis was the first Austro-Hungarian dreadnought battleship of the . Its name, meaning "With United Forces", was the personal motto of Emperor Franz Joseph I.Viribus Unitis
was ordered by the Austro-Hungarian navy in 1908. As the first of the newly created Tegetthoff
-class battleships, she was laid down in Stabilimento Tecnico Triestino shipyard
on 24 July 1910. Viribus Unitis
was launched from the shipyard on 24 June 1911 and was later formally commissioned into the Austro-Hungarian navy on 5 December 1912.
During World War I, Viribus Unitis
took part in the flight of the German warships and . In May 1915, she also took part in the bombardment of the Italian port city of Ancona
. Viribus Unitis
was sunk by a limpet mine
planted by frogmen of the Italian Regia Marina
on 1 November 1918.
Construction and design
was ordered by the Austro-Hungarian Navy in 1908. She was the first of the Tegetthoff
-class battleships, the first (and only) dreadnoughts of the Austro-Hungarian Navy. The keel to Viribus Unitis
was laid down in Stabilimento Tecnico Triestino shipyard in Trieste on 24 July 1910. Following eleven months of construction, Viribus Unitis
was launched on 24 June 1911. Following her fitting out
, she was commissioned into the Austro-Hungarian navy on 5 December 1912.
Launched in late June 1911,Viribus Unitis
had an overall length
of , a beam
of... Read More