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Re: HMS Agincourt
Posted by Robert Apfelzweig on October 12, 2020, 9:34:39, in reply to "Re: HMS Agincourt
Besides her unique turret system, what is, to me, most fascinating about the Agincourt was that her seizure by the Royal Navy (she was originally built for, and paid for by, Turkey) created a great deal of anger against Great Britain in the Ottoman Empire. Coupled with the Kaiser's "gracious" offer to provide the Turkish navy with the SMS Goeben and a light cruiser, with their German crews (neither of which would have been able to escape the Mediterranean anyway), these were contributing factors in persuading Turkey to enter the war on the side of Germany and Austria-Hungary.
the other name for her was the big ship, i believe she only ever firedONE full broadside and after that a delay was built into the firing circuit so there was a minute gap between turrets to reduce the stress and blast !
Couldn't agree more. Just beautiful!
One of my favourite Royal Navy dreadnoughts. Always remember the description "looked like a battleship exploding when she delivered a full broadside".
I've still got the Combrig 1/700 and ISW 1/350 kits in my stash. Won't be building the 1/700 but the 1/350 maaaaaaay happen...okay, it's a big maybe... :-)
Beautiful model of a beautiful ship with a great nickname - the "Gin Palace"
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