imperial german navy

  1. Development of Royal Navy battleships without Naval Arms Race or even WWI?

    As the title says, how would the Royal Navy battleship develop without the Anglo-German naval arms race or even WWI? Say the Germans concentrate more on their Army, modernising their fleet but not attempting to challenge the RN? I’m assuming Dreadnought would still be built and all-big gun...
  2. Dread Nought but the Fury of the Seas

    Rumours of War The assassination of an Austrian Archduke would trigger a war that had been building for years. However, as the echoes of the shots died away, it was not immediately obvious that would be a world war. The Great Powers did not react immediately; ‘We should not be greatly concerned...
  3. RelativeGalaxy7

    Remember the Rainbow: An Alternate Royal Canadian Navy TL
    Threadmarks: HMCS Rainbow Ceremony, August 9th 2014.

    August 9, 2014 Ceremony honours HMCS Rainbow, sunk 100 years ago today. By James Riley for CBC News This year marked the 100th anniversary of the sinking of HMCS Rainbow during The Battle of the Farallon Islands, Canada's first naval engagement during the First World War. The battle was...
  4. The Rainbow. A World War One on Canada's West Coast Timeline
    Threadmarks: Another tropical port

    July 30, 1914. Light Cruiser SMS Nürnberg, Honolulu ALERT MESSAGE THREATENED STATE OF WAR WITH ENGLAND STOP SMS NURNBERG REPORT TO WEST COAST NORTH AMERICA TO CONDUCT COMMERCE WARFARE ALONG WITH LEIPZIG IN CASE OF WAR STOP Kapitaen zur See Karl Von Schönberg considered the decoded message. Not...
  5. bobbobbins3

    WI: German Imperial High Seas fleet isn’t scuttled

    In 1919, while the Entente was figuring out what to do with the remaining German Imperial fleet interned at Scapa Flow, Admiral Ludwig von Reuter ordered the fleet to be scuttled fearing the ships would be split amongst the winning powers of WW1. Let’s say, for the sake of this thread, that von...
  6. WI: No Kiel Mutiny

    As it says on the tin - let's say that the Wilhelmshaven and Kiel Mutinies never occur or are suppressed in their early stages. The Naval Order of October 24th is carried out, and the High Seas Fleet sets sail to meet the Grand Fleet in a final battle. Who would win this confrontation...
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