British Vickers dreadnought designs for the Royal Netherlands Navy around 1912

Article by Ron van Maanen; drawings by Ron and Alexander van Maanen. In the first quarter of the 20th Century was the Royal Netherlands interested in acquiring heavier artillery ships especially for the defence of the Dutch East Indies. The largest built before the First World War was the Hr.Ms. De Zeven Provinciën at the … Continue reading British Vickers dreadnought designs for the Royal Netherlands Navy around 1912

Ansaldo’s “cannonissimo”

https://www.dropbox.com/s/50cz1obh7se8m1v/IMG_20170615_0001.png?dl=0 Genoa Gulf defended with long range guns. During the First World War, Germany had surprised the Allies with the 3 "Die Grosse Bertha", 210/90 guns with a 100 km range, plus another 240 mm piece. The pieces were originally 380/45, properly recalibrated. In 1917, Ansaldo began making proposals for the defense of the Gulf … Continue reading Ansaldo’s “cannonissimo”

The Drawingboard Battleships for the Royal Netherlands Navy III

This article by Anthony van Dijk is from Warship International, N°4, 1989. https://www.dropbox.com/s/diu2958mz6la2if/IMG_20170610_0001.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/la735a5fpfqkzdo/IMG_20170610_0002.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/kx0yuphwq2agpw8/IMG_20170610_0003.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/gzhqmqc8uvpzrq9/IMG_20170610_0004.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/gcyd61yra8out01/IMG_20170610_0005.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/92ul1m7316spika/IMG_20170610_0006.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/fpy0b9uoa6hg7hx/IMG_20170610_0007.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/qldcouxoscx1pla/IMG_20170610_0008.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/m6qraj6jrxewywe/IMG_20170610_0009.jpg?dl=0  

1909 Ansaldo/Armstrong dreadnought proposal

This model is preserved at Fondazione Ansaldo, Genoa. Given the language used and the display case, it was probably designed for a South American Navy, or for the Armada. Specs: Length 136m. Length bpp 130m. Max width 24.20m. Draught normal load 8.2 m. Displacement 16100 tons. Speed at trials 19 nm Four shafts Range 5000 … Continue reading 1909 Ansaldo/Armstrong dreadnought proposal

Battlefleets and diplomacy

Naval disarmament between the two world wars. This article by Arthur Davidson Baker III is from Warship International, N° 3, 1989. https://www.dropbox.com/s/i74938f9yrffy4a/IMG_20170522_0001.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/g6u2c9jz1ktew7o/IMG_20170522_0002.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/3e31om78z1oh2u5/IMG_20170522_0003.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ztq3t4499rahrre/IMG_20170522_0004.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/d0c04dilnov7bwv/IMG_20170522_0005.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/nzng5m0i390bvwn/IMG_20170522_0006.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/dd5d5s872x7m89c/IMG_20170522_0007.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/977pnxa6wotjhxx/IMG_20170522_0008.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/vbe0yyvn1mv0jyk/IMG_20170522_0009.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/rmxuubb27hmxlje/IMG_20170522_0010.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/1cnm0xyjb8yj736/IMG_20170522_0011.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/kbidpwnoxcuezr6/IMG_20170522_0012.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/msslmzvssf88vls/IMG_20170522_0013.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/rqt76eoylf5b0pl/IMG_20170522_0014.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/j2lwxrd1rggzqet/IMG_20170522_0015.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/1o3zt04k9zpcnf4/IMG_20170522_0016.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/qeweldb966ymzr6/IMG_20170522_0017.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/7yshbn59wocn1nf/IMG_20170522_0018.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/9o9s9kbwd92cd50/IMG_20170522_0019.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/xbxf05whs1skvfp/IMG_20170522_0020.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/x8w2x71z3tptit5/IMG_20170522_0021.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/4nf7te2ei91cla7/IMG_20170522_0022.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/hku1rmhvmd31sic/IMG_20170522_0023.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/e7z0hd28i92jkqn/IMG_20170522_0024.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/uitmd8vg57aowq5/IMG_20170522_0025.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/zs71cu5n46asrum/IMG_20170522_0026.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/bvieyzg3n7pdyml/IMG_20170522_0027.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/glul35d6hlx04uw/IMG_20170522_0028.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/szgtn11upucump4/IMG_20170522_0029.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/so1nxlzfwqt05xy/IMG_20170522_0030.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/j10wq5mmbpe5fvk/IMG_20170522_0031.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/f6tk0jea5qxg14i/IMG_20170522_0032.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/06achy0lwbnbecw/IMG_20170522_0033.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/68jwxotflkgca3h/IMG_20170522_0034.jpg?dl=0Continue reading Battlefleets and diplomacy

Regia Marina’s naval coastal guns in WWII

This article is from Warship International,  N°2, 1989.   https://www.dropbox.com/s/uxsl77yzbltz9wp/1_20170515_0001.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/hmzdj6j32rs3gyr/1_20170515_0002.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/2cxnutz6bujncca/1_20170515_0003.jpg?dl=0

The Dutch never built battle cruiser at the Dutch shipyard De Kon. Mij. De Schelde at Vlissingen, Netherlands in 1939/1940

This article is by  Ron van Maanen, pictures by Alexander van Maanen https://www.dropbox.com/s/va3ckyqyfu2is9h/BBSchlachtschiffHolland1938-1939.png?dl=0 In the 1930s became it more and more clear that Japan was increasing her influence in the Far East and a threat for the Dutch East Indies with the oil resources. It was believed that Japan would use her capital ships against … Continue reading The Dutch never built battle cruiser at the Dutch shipyard De Kon. Mij. De Schelde at Vlissingen, Netherlands in 1939/1940

The Drawingboard Battleships for the Royal Netherlands Navy II

This article by Anthony van Dijk is from Warship International, N°1, 1989. https://www.dropbox.com/s/u7m5gwm0fstampw/1%20312.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/44gghbi7j9j2dh4/1%20313.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/82b9p6dhqh7mg4i/1%20314.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/dmjyubjl3p3alsl/1%20315.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/c0jweu0jogknnls/1%20316.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/s1z90wwqb2kcs60/1%20317.jpg?dl=0