WW1 and Russo-Japanese War. The leap forward in firepower and speed of HMS Dreadnought marked a new epoche in naval warfare, all older ships now being considered as from the 'pre-Dreadnought' era. We have battleships, cruisers, torpedo boats and torpedo boat destroyers from the turn of the 19th/20th century, marking the transition from sedate steam-assisted sailing to steam turbine powered warships. A large number of these ships served into WW1.
A 1/1250 scale, metal model of a German armoured cruiser, Prinz Heinrich, designed for overseas service. She was faster and with thinner armour than her contemporaries in the Kaiserlich Marine based in home waters where she was recalled when Scharnhorst & Gneisenau went to Tsingtau to face the growing might of the Japanese Imperial Navy.