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 Forum: Never-Built Designs  Topic: French Ships-of-the-line (Sadly Never Built)

 Post subject: Re: French Ships-of-the-line (Sadly Never Built) Posted: January 16th, 2021, 11:28 am 

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absolutely beautiful

 Forum: Real Designs  Topic: Some Austrian Torpedo Craft

 Post subject: Some Austrian Torpedo Craft Posted: December 23rd, 2020, 9:34 pm 

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Hi again! Austria-Hungary operated a total of 23 destroyers during the first World War. The first thirteen (one built in Great Britain by Yarrow, later sunk, twelve copies built in Austria for the KuK fleet and one built in Austria for China, confiscated when the war started) were standard 30-knotte...

 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: Mexican Empire 1861 - 1916

 Post subject: Re: Mexican Empire 1861 - 1916 Posted: December 20th, 2020, 9:20 pm 

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And a view of the complete fleet...

...in 1880:
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...and in 1890:
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To be continued.

Greetings
GD

 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: Mexican Empire 1861 - 1916

 Post subject: Re: Mexican Empire 1861 - 1916 Posted: December 20th, 2020, 9:18 pm 

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D. Torpedo Craft 1. Spar torpedo boats As an apostle of ramming tactics, to Admiral Tegetthoff the spar torpedo boat was the next best thing. He actively pursued acquisition of a large number of such craft, starting in 1875, and insisted on naming them; they all were named for insects. Being slow an...

 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: Mexican Empire 1861 - 1916

 Post subject: Re: Mexican Empire 1861 - 1916 Posted: December 20th, 2020, 9:16 pm 

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C. Gunboats 1. Constante-Class A series of four identical wooden war schooners named Constante, Dichoso, Diligente and Magnanimo. They were built by STT between 1866 and 1870 and were the very first warships acquired by the Empire after Santa Ana had allowed the Mexican Navy to deteriorate to useles...

 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: Mexican Empire 1861 - 1916

 Post subject: Re: Mexican Empire 1861 - 1916 Posted: December 20th, 2020, 9:09 pm 

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B. Cruisers 1. Patria Mexico’s first first steam sloop (ship-rigged) was ordered by imperial decree in 1866 from the Cantieri Navali Triestine; various design modifications and financial troubles resulting from the civil war delayed construction till 1869. The wooden hull had diagonal framing and wa...

 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: Mexican Empire 1861 - 1916

 Post subject: Re: Mexican Empire 1861 - 1916 Posted: December 20th, 2020, 9:04 pm 

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Mexican Warships 1861 – 1891 A. Battleships 1. Independencia Half-sister to the Ottoman Icaliye, this small, corvette-sized ironclad was under construction at STT for the Persian Empire, to act as that nation’s flagship under the name Artemiz, named for a female naval commander serving high King Xer...

 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: Mexican Empire 1861 - 1916

 Post subject: Mexican Empire 1861 - 1916 Posted: December 20th, 2020, 8:54 pm 

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Hi all! After over three years of strategically placing references, here's the finished product (Part one of three, anyway): The Empire of Mexico, extended version A. Part I – The early days to the end of the Tegetthoff era 1. Dictator for Life After the disastrous war of 1846, Mexico lost huge terr...

 Forum: Never-Built Designs  Topic: Some unfinished Austrian projects

 Post subject: Some unfinished Austrian projects Posted: November 28th, 2020, 5:34 pm 

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Hi all! The world's first heavy cruiser - although it was not called that at that time - was a design ordered by the Chinese Navy in 1913 from the Cantieri Navali Triestino yard (together with three much smaller scout/flotilla leader vessels). An obvious development of the Admiral-Spaun-class, the s...

 Forum: Real Designs  Topic: Some Austrian cruisers

 Post subject: Re: Some Austrian cruisers Posted: November 28th, 2020, 5:04 pm 

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Hi all! First things first: @Karle: All written sources I have checked claim the Novaras were designed with three 450mm twin torpedo tubes (except Conway, who don't mention any torpedo tubes at all, probably in error). Might I ask where you got the info the Novaras had only two twin TT sets? I'm not...
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