Since my US AU us in a rut, as of lately, I've been doing some other navies stuff. Included in that section, is a version of the Tegetthoff, but one that is not cripled with a severe case of top heaviness courtesy of having 4 tripple turrets on a flush decked hull. So I thought, since all I had to do to make the real ship, is swap the superfiring twins with triples, I'd do that and post it here. I used the website viribusunitis.ca to make the color scheme, as that website has the rgb/hex codes for the colors used by the Austrio-Hungarian navy. Check link at bottom of the page.
The Tegetthoff was the first, and last class of dreadnought used by the Austrio-Hungarian navy. A total of four would be built; the SMS Viribus Unitis, commisioned in december of 1912, the SMS Tegetthoff, commisioned in july 1913, the SMS Prinz Eugen in july of 1914, and lastly, the SMS Szent István, in december 1915. At a total length of 152 meters, they were among the smaller of the dreadnoughts, but not lacking for firepower, as they were armed with 12x12"/45 caliber guns, with a range of 22 kilometers, and a rate of fire of 3 rounds per minute. A secondary battery of 12x5,9 inch guns in casemates dotted the sides of the hull. She also had 18x66mm DP guns, but these seem to vary between ships and dates. The armor belt was a grand total of 11 inches, not great, but not terrible. The ships had a top speed of 20kts, driven by four propellers (2 for the Szent István.) Built to the constrains of the shipyards capable of building the ships meant that a lot was cramped onto a small hull. The triple turrets, along with a small hull, and the ship being flush-decked, meant that the ships were excessively top heavy. In fact, they were so top heavy, that they heeled over alarmingly much when doing high-speed turns, which would be limmited to 10 degrees, unless an emergency were to accure. Two of the ships would be lost, one, the Szent István was torpedoed in 1918, and the Viribus Unitis, which was sunk by the Italians during the raid on Pola/Pula.
SMS Tegetthoff as commisioned in 1912:
SMS Tegetthoff as she appeared in 1914:
SMS Szent István as commisioned in 1915:
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