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 second-hand model of USS Idaho in very good condition by Navis 310. This model has been restored with some new resin parts replacing missing or damaged items, see photograph.
Pre-Dreadnoughts Idaho & Mississippi werebuilt down to a price, being smaller and less capable than their predecessors and proved to be a disappointment to the Navy. They were sold to Greece, re-named Kilkis & Lemnos and sunk by German aircraftin WW2.