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  Topic: Delftship question
mikemike

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PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 10:25 am   Subject: Delftship question
What you need would be a "Spantenriss" (a drawing of the hull frames). Don't have one for "Bismarck", just for several German subs.
  Topic: Usefulness of Pre-Dreadnoughts?
mikemike

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PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:56 pm   Subject: Usefulness of Pre-Dreadnoughts?
Quite why the German Navy was even allowed to build new ships at all was "daft". Their two pre-dreadnoughts were quite capable of whatever the de-clawed German republic would ever have to do, i.e. no ...
  Topic: Usefulness of Pre-Dreadnoughts?
mikemike

Replies: 25
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PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:00 pm   Subject: Usefulness of Pre-Dreadnoughts?
Was there no value to be obtained by keeping the much more numerous British capital ships from having their choice of where to spend their time? I think the need to keep a multiple of the German coun ...
  Topic: What ship IS this?
mikemike

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PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:42 pm   Subject: What ship IS this?
I'm pretty certain that this is a pre-war picture - I've never seen a wartime picture where the torpedo boats had those bow numbers.

I've looked into Harald Fock "Schwarze Gesellen" ("Black Fellows ...
  Topic: Usefulness of Pre-Dreadnoughts?
mikemike

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PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:21 pm   Subject: Usefulness of Pre-Dreadnoughts?

The PBs were not very "cost effective" ships and the main armament arrangement was a hinderance. I have always thought that they should have had 6 or 8 8" guns and better armour (i.e. been a balence ...
 
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