The Allied assault on Aquila: Operation Toast

Following the article about the "sinking" of RN Aquila, another point of view: Operation Toast. Warship International, #2, 1990.  

The “sinking” of the CV RN Aquila: a controversial question.

Spoiler: no, she was not sunk as block ship by the Germans, bombed by the Allies, sabotaged by the partisans, sunk by Italian manned chariots. Article from Warship International, 1990, #1 by Achille Rastrelli and Emilio Bagnasco  

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

RM WWII pictures – courtesy Massimiliano Nebuloni

These pictures were taken by Adriano Nebuloni during WWII, and constitutes a direct witness of everyday life onboard a RM's ship. Some of them are of great interest for the naval enthiusiasts. Stern RN Littorio turret. RN Sibilla in the Adriatic Sea 1942 Pola RN Sibilla Adriano Nebuloni in service reading RM WWII pictures – courtesy Massimiliano Nebuloni

Ansaldo’s “cannonissimo” 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.  

British Naval Operation in the Black Sea 1918-1920 – Part II

This article by David Snook il from Warship International, #4, 1989.

HNLMS Tromp and Jacob van Heemskerck

This article is from Warship International, #3, 1989. Drawings courtesy of Ron and Alexander van Maanen HNLSM Tromp HNLMD Jacob van Heemskerck HNLSM Tromp

Battlefleets and diplomacy

Naval disarmament between the two world wars. This article by Arthur Davidson Baker III is from Warship International, N° 3, 1989. reading Battlefleets and diplomacy