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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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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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Ships are more than just statistics – people count

The recent collisions and other incidents with the US 7th Fleet – and the look the US Navy is taking at the fleet’s practises – underscore a point well understood for centuries by naval commanders. People count. Training counts. And morale is part of the mix. History is littered with stories of ships surviving –…

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Ten interesting facts about the Washington Naval Treaty

The ‘ Washington Naval Treaty ’ was one of the world’s few successful naval limitation agreements. It was negotiated between November 1921 and February 1922, in Washington, and signed on 6 February that year. It limited not just numbers of ships, but also the specifications and timing of new-build vessels, but what’s perhaps more interesting…

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Tinclads and cheats – the heavy cruisers of the Washington Treaty

The ‘Washington Treaty’ of February 1922 limited national warship tonnages by ship type, displacement, and gun calibre among other things. It was an unprecedented step, the first effective arms-control arrangement of its kind, made possible largely on the back of financial and human exhaustion following the First World War. It also served to heavily influence…

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