Posts by Chris Knupp

The Challenges of Building a Modern Battleship

In a previous article, I made it clear that the ultimate goal of our website is to construct a Montana class battleship as the greatest example of experimental historical reconstruction. It will be an extremely difficult process, taking a lot of time and money to complete. It might seem easy considering that nations once regularly…

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United States Modern Frigate Design

In a previous article, one of our writers talked about the US Navy’s Frigate Problem. We discussed the issue on the forum and began working on a design that would rectify issues with the current Littoral Combat Ships. What we came up with is a rugged, cheap design built upon the Oliver Hazard Perry class…

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Navy General Board going Forward

It is hard to believe that it has been nine months now that the website has been created and only six months since the Facebook page was launched. In that relatively short amount of time, we have seen tremendous growth. Almost 5000 people follow the website and we add another 200 people to that number…

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All or Nothing Armor Scheme : What is It?

In 1916, the United States launched the USS Nevada (BB-36). Compared to previous United States battleships, she was revolutionary in many ways. She used triple turrets, turbines, and she was larger than any other battleship. However, she also carried one notable advancement that was revolutionary compared to all other battleships across the globe. This advancement…

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Fastest Warships of World War II

Its easy to find an article about the biggest warships on the internet, So let’s try something interesting and list the fastest warships of World War II. These ships could easily outrun the competition and stack up pretty well with even modern warships today. Fastest Battleship: Iowa Class (33+ Knots) Moving tens of thousands of…

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Why German Ships Did Not Carry Dual-Purpose Guns

After our article on dual-purpose guns, a reader asked why warships of the German Navy did not use them. So today’s article will be short examination on why German ships did not carry dual-purpose guns. Due to restrictions on the Navy following the First World War, Germany was allotted a very small tonnage with which…

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What are Dual-Purpose Guns?

Dual-Purpose Guns One of the biggest advancements to happen to warships during the Second World War was the introduction of dual-purpose guns. Effectively combining the roles of several weapon systems into one, the arrival of dual-purpose guns allowed ships to save weight and become even more lethal. In this article we answer the question of…

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