Austria's first armoured cruiser: Kaiserin und Königin Maria Theresia.
A modestly sized (5.300 ts mean) ship of modest speed (19.5 kts) and modest protection (incomplete 100mm belt and 100mm turrets), but good armament for her size (2x 240mm and 8x 150mm plus 14 47mm), she was best compared to her slightly bigger spanish contemporaries of the Infanta Maria Teresa type (little wonder, even the name was similar). With two military masts and well-proportioned looks, she was (imho) quite handsome, but no very good design, suffering from excessive topweight; in addition, some of her secondaries were placed on main deck level and thus unusable except in a dead calm at low speed. Also, her main guns had very slow ROF.
The low funnels were heightened at some point around the turn of the century. She also received an enlarged pilothouse.
During a major reconstruction in 1909, the military masts were cut down, and the main guns were swapped with modern, rapid firing 190mm Skoda pieces.
Topweight and seakeeping apparently still were issues, because at some point afterwards the secondaries were relocated and the overhanging casemates eliminated, along with most of the breastwork. During the war (don't ask me when exactly) she had a w/t rig; it does not show on earlier photographs, at least I failed to spot it. For some reason, the forefunnel was enlarged.
The ship was in active service till 1916; by February 1917, she was disarmed and reduced to an accomodation hulk. She was scrapped in 1920.
I was surprised how much work that one would be. Before I drew her, I had no idea she was rebuilt so often.