in a way it was not as one sided a fight as the figures may show as the German 4.1 inch were a lot more modern than the British 6 inch and had a longer range, a similar story throughout both world wars for the AMC s.
: Cunard's Carmania, GLR model (GLR 16) and
: Hamburg Sud's Cap Trafalgar, Mercator model
: (M411). Both had been converted to armed
: merchant cruisers early in WW1 and they
: fought each other off Trinidad Island. Cap
: trafalgar sank. Neither ship looked like the
: models in your picture, Carmania was in
: overall grey and Cap Trafalgar had her dummy
: funnel removed and had darkened ship (black
: hull & funnels and grey upperworks). It
: is only fair to point out that Carmania
: outgunned Cap Trafalgar who only had a
: couple of guns from a gunboat whereas
: Carmania had been armed with older 6"
: guns and Carmania was left on fire and
: burning but was soon given help to control
: the fires and escorted to Gibraltar for
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: Identify these two ships (and models) and
: connection between them.