Since I've been doing some of the smaller and more obscure dreadboughts, here's another one.
Spain wanted to hitch a ride on the whole dreadnought thing. Why not? Everybody else did. Differense is, Spain could afford it. The Spanish government ordered three battleships from Britain; the España, the Alfonso XIII, and the Jaime I. At 140 meters, they were only 3 meters longer than the South Carolina class, and a couple of thousand tons lighter, making them the smallest dreadnought-type battleship ever built. The three ships were armed with 8x12 inch guns in four twin turrets, two amidships en-echelon. They also featured a slew of 76mm casemated secondaries. They were also among the slowest, hardly a knot faster than the South Carolina class. Because they were so small, and light, chances of modernisation and improvements were none-existant.
España was lost when she ran aground in 1923. Severe storms broke the wreck before any salvage operations could be carried.
Alfonso hit a mine in 1937 and sank.
Jaime was wrecked when an explosion happened in 1937. The ship was written off in 1939.
España as she appeared in 1913:
España as she appeared in 1923:
Jaime I as she appeared in 1937: