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Post subject: Re: Antara 2.5Posted: October 23rd, 2020, 12:28 am
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Prince Eisen I class man-o'-war

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Prince Eisen I was originally a war galleon of the Leovarran Armada, San Gabriella, captured in 1097 at the start of the Antara-Leovarra War. San Gabriella, an armed troop transport bound for Puerto Isabella (modern day Eisenburg), was intercepted by a squadron of three lighter Antaran brigs and sloops: Carida, Viper and Monarila. Surprisingly outgunned by the faster and smaller Antaran vessels, San Gabriella was repeatedly fired on, leaving her holed and her most crew and passengers cut down by wood shrapnel and cannon shot. Viper and Carida boarded the vessel to a surrendered and demoralized crew. San Gabriella was slowed sailed to a friendly port with escorts, however she was in such a horrid state the vessel nearly sank on several occassions due to flooding and had to be patched up along the voyage.

San Gabriella was put into drydock in Port Victoria, partially rebuilt and relaunched under the name of the current heir to the throne, in 1399. The same year as Prince Eisen I's relaunching, two galleons of the same design began construction. Up until then the Antarans hadn't had the vessel the size of the common galleon that the Aemoric powers fielded. The Prince Eisen Is, being a copy of a rebuilt version of an old ship, where of questionable value. These comparatively low-end man-o'-wars were no match for a battle line of the Armada. The fledgling Antaran navy was entirely outmatched and resorted to raiding transports and merchantmen as opposed to warships.

Prince Eisen I, pursuing a Leovarran convoy of four ships, was boarded and recaptured by an escort and once again renamed, this time to Nuestro Maestro Torio. Eisen's half-sister ships, Jacinto and St Katherine, would engage in battle with one-another in 1105, with St Katherine going down with all hands. The 1st Antaran Civil War shook the nation apart right after the end of the last war with the Leovarrans, and right as the other Aemoric powers decided they wanted a piece of the Antaran pie. Jacinto was captured by the Wesmeres the same year and renamed Undaunting. Undaunting's fate is unknown.

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Prince Eisen I - Captured, 1100
Jacinto - Captured, 1105
St Katherine - Sunk in action, 1105

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Post subject: Re: Antara 2.5Posted: November 18th, 2020, 8:37 pm
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Gremary-class light frigate

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Post subject: Re: Antara 2.5Posted: November 26th, 2020, 3:08 pm
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Destroyer preliminary designs

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DD-13F was the logical progression of the Chiaki class destroyers built during the Great War. The F design continued the trend of large torpedo armaments, albeit using triple launchers instead of twins. To offset the increased weight, it may have been launched without torpedo reloads unlike Chiaki. F also showed twin 127mm mounts, which the Antarans did not make until the late 20s.

DD-13F was inspired by a very, very old drawing of mine. Far from 1:1 copy for sure.
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The TB-8 series of proposals was a revival of early ocean-going torpedo ships more specialized towards anti-capital ship combat than what destroyers had become at the time. TB-8 made its appearance shortly before the World War as a stop-gap solution to the lack of ships the navy had to combat Siegmaria. No designs went through, instead the budget went towards the Gremary class frigates.

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One of many proposals for the Shannon class destroyers. The B design was a softer transition from the Heidi/Nightly class than what Shannon eventually became. The B proposal in particular focused on torpedo armament, trading one main battery turret for another torpedo launcher, however outwardly Shannon simply copied Heidi's armament but with a superior flush-deck hull.

DD-21B was inspired by another very old drawing of mine. This one is a lot more faithful to the original, but still fits my current design language a lot more.
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