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Re: Fisher's ships were very vulnerable to land-based weapons
the reason for not using the large ships was mines! the monitors and gunboats fought almost daily battles with the north sea ports and coastal batteries!
No damage to the ships and destroyed forts? You should read a little bit. The old guns there damaged at least three battleships and one battlecruiser and contributed to the lack of proper mine-sweeping, which causes even more severe losses (three battleships sunk).
On the 18th of March 1915, the Entente lost 3 battleships, had 1 battlecruiser, 3 battleships and 1 cruiser seriously damaged and more than 700 dead - compared to 40 dead in the Ottoman forts.
There were good reasons, why such operations were not repeated and afterwards in World War 1 no well defended land targets were attacked by modern large ships. There were never attacks by the RN on one of the well fortified German bases.
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